After shutting out four straight opponents in the Regional Tournament last week, Wyoming District 9 looked to keep their pitching hot throughout the Big League World Series. In their first game against West on Wednesday afternoon, the pitching showed up but the offense didn’t follow suit as District 9 fell 3-0.
The game was a pitchers duel on both sides with scoreless innings littering the box score. District 9 pitcher Christian Falicki pitched a gem for six innings, striking out eight batters and giving up only three runs in the fourth inning due to a two-run blast by Shadd Santos. Falicki kept his team within striking distance all game but the District 9 offense couldn’t capitalize.
District 9 managed only four hits, all of them singles, and couldn’t connect on seven different at bats to drive home runners who were in scoring position.
With the loss, District 9 will have to work their way up from the bottom of the bracket. One more loss and the curtains will close on their bid for a World Series Championship. Their next game is tonight, Thursday, July 28 at 7:30pm.