Jack Wold leads Blue Sox to region final

Jack Wold has put up huge numbers all summer for the Southern Nevada Blue Sox.

On Saturday, he helped the team pull within one win of a trip to the American Legion World Series.

Wold was 4-for-4 with a double, two home runs, three runs and three RBIs to lead the Blue Sox to a 9-5 win over League City (Texas) in the American Legion Western Regional in Denver.

The Blue Sox (53-7), the only undefeated team left in the tournament, face St. George (Utah) at 11 a.m. PT Sunday. Should St. George win, a second game would follow. The winner of the tournament advances to the American Legion World Series, which begins on Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina.

David Hudleson doubled to left-center field with one out in the bottom of the sixth to score Garrett Giles and break a 3-3 tie. Hudleson finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

After Huddleson gave Southern Nevada the lead, the Blue Sox added three runs in the seventh, scoring twice on wild pitches and once on a throwing error. Wold’s two-run homer in the eighth, his 21st of the summer, made it 9-5. Wold has 113 RBIs.

Christian Sanford allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings to get the win. He struck out seven and walked two.

J.J. Smith was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Giles went 2-for-5 for Southern Nevada.