2010, 1:15 p.m.
Pitching was the name of the game in Wednesday's GCYBSA 9U "A" championship game at Heritage Park.
The Pirates prevailed, 1-0, in a well-played game that featured a combined no-hitter by Pirates pitchers Jake Crippes, Brad Miller and Austin Timko, all of whom threw two innings each. Crippes helped his own cause in the second inning when he speared a sharply hit come-backer for the second out of the frame.
The game's lone run came in the fifth when Crippes singled, moved to second when Miller walked and scored on the game's only error. Ben Albin also ripped a single in the inning.
The Mets' contingent of pitchers limited the Pirates to just four hits.
"The two umpires working the game said this was the best 9U game they had ever been a part of," said Pirates coach Bob Miller.
A dramatic, late-game rally highlighted the 9U "B" championship, which was won by the Angels, 13-7. The Angels overcame a 7-3 deficit with two huge late innings, including a clinching five-run sixth.
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sprints to third base during his team's five-run, sixth-inning rally
Wednesday night. (Ed Wright photo)
Jays reliever brings some heat Wednesday night. (Ed Wright photo)
A Mets player takes a solid rip at an offering Wednesday night. (Ed Wright photo)