Astros, Cubs capture Babe Ruth league playoff championships
Jake Harris struck out four batters and gave up 10 hits as he went the distance on the mound, earning the victory for the Astros which clinched the Prep League championship.
Luis Del Muro took the loss for the Dodgers despite fanning four batters.
Josh Boyd and Harris led the Astros at the plate with four hits each and combined for seven RBIs. John Rosol added two singles and an RBI while Derrick James, Dillon Ferenczi and McCade Reese each added a hit.
Ryan Wetzel led the Dodgers with three singles and two RBIs. Del Muro helped his own cause with two hits while Dustin Zimmerman, Alex Lindsey, Luciano Villegas, Jared Kabara and Nick Hartman each singled.
D.J. Elrod picked up the pitching victory for the Cubs as he struck out nine batters and the Cubs won the Junior League playoffs.
Tim Hardy took the loss for the Yankees despite striking out five batters.
Mike Laylin led the Cubs at the plate with a double and a triple for two RBIs. Josh Teeter added two singles and one RBI while Danny Lynch helped out with a double. Dustin Anderson had a single and an RBI and Elrod hit a single.
Kevin Ostrowski led the Yankees with a double, a single and an RBI. Matt Wieger added a double and a single while Kevin Curran and Eric Rush each hit two singles. John Stapleton, Matt Dodson and Nick Otolski each singled.