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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2014 > January-April > East wins Junior League Softball World Series, defeats Latin America 6-2 in Championship

East wins Junior League Softball World Series, defeats Latin America 6-2 in Championship

East wins Junior League Softball World Series, defeats Latin America 6-2 in Championship

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Morgan Ryan powered East at the plate and on the rubber Saturday, willing East to a 6-2 victory over Latin America.

Morgan Ryan had a hot bat for East. Morgan Ryan went 1-4, drove in one and scored two runs. She homered in the second inning.

East got the win thanks in large part to Morgan Ryan's dominant, six-strikeout performance. Morgan Ryan allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks over six innings.

East scored three runs in the first inning to build an early lead. East scored in the first on an RBI single by Jordan Bernard, an RBI single by Maddie Uschock, and a walk by Stacey Walling.

Natalie Lopez was hot from the plate for Latin America. Lopez went 3-4 and scored one run. She singled in the second, third, and fifth innings.

Keyla Vega took the loss for Latin America. She allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked two and struck out one.

After pushing across two runs in the top of the second, Latin America faced just a 3-2 deficit. An RBI single by Lizbeth Lugo and an RBI single by Maria Espinoza triggered Latin America's comeback. East stopped the rally after Morgan Ryan got Nicole Moran to strike out.

East added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth. The inning looked promising, as Uschock singled, scoring Autumn Beasley to kick things off. That was followed up by Megan Monzo's single, bringing home Uschock.


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