Janesville loses at World Series but advances to quarterfinals
glen allen, virginia
A magical postseason run nearly came to an end Wednesday night for Janesville's 13U baseball tournament team.
Janesville made an uncharacteristic five errors that led to five unearned runs in a 5-4 loss to host Glen Allen in the final game of pool play at the Babe Ruth World Series.
Janesville finished pool play with a 1-3 record but advanced to the single-elimination tournament as the No. 3 seed based on fewest runs allowed. Janesville plays second-seeded Arizona at 5 p.m. today.
Trailing 5-0 in the sixth inning, Janesville scored four runs to cut the deficit to one. J.J. Brennan had a two-run single to key the rally.
Jordan Bailey started for Janesville and did not allow an earned run in four innings. The left-hander was forced to leave the game in the top of the fifth when he was spiked on the right hand during a collision at first base.
Dan Blomgren and Brennan had two hits each for a Janesville team that won its fourth state title in the last five years and its second Ohio Valley Regional title in three years.
GLEN ALLEN 5, JANESVILLE 4
Glen Allen 011 030 0—5 5 0
Janesville 000 004 0—4 8 5
Baylor, Weisner (4) and Ransom; Bailey, Blomgren (5) and Campbell.
Leading hitters—Beck (GA) 2x3, Brennan (J) 2x3, Blomgren (J) 2x4.
SO—Baylor 5, Weisner 2, Bailey 4.