LONG VIEW, Wash — The Lumber River 13- to 15-year-old Babe Ruth team recovered from a loss on Sunday to clinch one of two top seeds in the semifinals of the of the Babe Ruth World Series in Long View, Wash.
The team beat Broomall-Newton, Pa. 3-1 to finish pool play and will have a bye until Wednesday’s semifinal round, when they play at 8 p.m. EST against the winner of a quarterfinal game today. Video and audio streams of the entire tournament are available at LongviewWorldSeries.com
Ethan Chavis led Monday’s effords, going 3-for-3 at the plate and pitching a complete game.
With Lumber River trailing 1-0 after the first inning, Chavis singled to left in the bottom of the fourth and scored Spencer Carter. The team went ahead the next winning when Ted McNeill hit a leadoff triple and scored on a single by Chay Locklear, who scored on a single by Cal Hunt.
Locklear went 2-for-3 and he and Chavis accounted for five of Lumber River’s seven hits.
Chavis got the win, allowing five hits with four walks and four strikeouts. He went three-up, three-down in the top of the fifth.
The win left Lumber River as the only one in its five-team bracket with one loss, which came to Waterford, Conn., on Sunday, when they fell 4-3.
Waterford scored four runs in the first inning of the game, but was unable to crack the scoreboard for the remainder of the affair. Lumber River added runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but despite putting 10 hits onto the board, were unable to complete the comeback.
Ethan Chavis and McKinley Strickland both had two hits for Lumber River in the game, with only three members of the team not joining them in that category. Branjer Jones left the game after only one third of an inning pitched before being relieved by McKinley Strickland who completed the game.
Fairmont sweeps Lumberton
LUMBERTON — Fairmont’s volleyball team defeated Lumberton 3-0 on Monday, topping the Pirates 25-21, 25-17, 25-9. Fairmont (2-0) was led by Niya Dickens, who had seven kills six aces and seven digs. Reva Locklear had eight assists.
St. Pauls volleyball sweeps
ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls volleyball team swept East Bladen 25-10, 25-16 and 25-20 on Monday in a non-conference match.
Lumberton soccer beats E. Bladen
LUMBERTON — The Lumberton soccer team had another last-minute victory in its second win of the season. Freddy Carrillo scored with two seconds left to beat East Bladen 1-0. His goal came off an assist by Rene Alta Miriano.
LFA registration coming soon
The Lumberton Football Association and Lumberton Recreation Department will be having youth football signups on Sept. 2, 3 and 4 at Bill Sapp Rec Center from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Children must be 6-years-old and younger than 13 by Aug. 31. There is a $30 registration fee for players aged 6 and 7 and a $50 fee for players ages 8 through 12. Volunteer coaches are also needed. Visit lumbertonfootball.net for information.
LRD starting soccer registration
The Lumberton Recreation Dept will be having youth soccer registration starting Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Bill Sapp Rec Center. Registration will continue until Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $10 fee and children must be age 5 and but younger than 13 on Aug. 31st. Volunteer coaches are also needed. For information call Scott Graham at 910-671-3870.