Randolph County scored five runs in the fifth inning en route to a 10-6 victory over Desert Oasis in a game that featured a long rain delay and ended after 12:30 a.m. locally.
The Desert Oasis Aces dropped a 3-2 decision to Midland (Michigan) on Saturday in pool play in the American Legion World Series in Shelby, North Carolina.
The Desert Oasis Aces didn’t get to Shelby until Wednesday because of flight cancellations. Then, in Thursday’s final game on the first day of action, the Aces routed Meridian (Idaho), 10-0.
The Aces open their hunt for their first championship at 4 p.m. Thursday, when they play Meridian (Idaho) in Shelby, North Carolina.
The Desert Oasis Aces scored five times in the first on the way to an 11-1 rout of League City (Texas) in the championship game of the American Legion Western Regional on Sunday in Denver.
Aaron Roberts hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning, and Desert Oasis defeated Tucson (Arizona) 7-3 to move into the regional championship.
The Desert Oasis Aces continued to roll through the American Legion Western Regional on Friday, as Jimmy Gamboa spun six-hit shutout and Chaison Miklich had three RBIs in the team’s 12-0 victory over League City (Texas) in Denver.
Josh Sharman and Dustin Mansell combined on a four-hitter to lead the Desert Oasis Aces to an 8-0 win over Greeley (Colorado) in the American Legion Western Regional in Denver.
Izzy Gutierrez threw 6⅔ innings and only allowed one earned run as the Aces knocked off California’s state champion 3-2 in the opener of the regional tournament in Denver on Wednesday.
The region tournament pits Desert Oasis against the state champions from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah, with an additional team from Colorado. The regional winner advances to the American Legion World Series.