2021 American Legion Baseball regionals: Day 4 roundup

2021 American Legion Baseball regionals: Day 4 roundup

The eight teams headed to Shelby, N.C., for the 2021 American Legion World Series will be decided today.

Six teams have yet to lose in regional play and would have to lose twice on Sunday to be eliminated: Ridge St. Mary’s, Md. (Mid-Atlantic Regional); Tupelo, Miss. (Southeast Regional); Dubuque County, Iowa (Mid-South Regional); Midland Berryhill, Mich. (Great Lakes Regional); Idaho Falls, Idaho (Northwest Regional); and Honolulu, Haw. (Western Regional).

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Here is a recap of the eight regionals through day four:


Region 1 - Northeast at Shrewsbury, Mass.

Hamburg, N.Y., took advantage of eight hits, six walks and five Shrewsbury, Mass., fielding errors to win 11-8. Jacob LaDuca had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Hamburg offense.

Connor Freitas threw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and Caleb Leys had three hits as Newport, R.I., won 10-7 to hand Beverly, Mass., its first loss of the regional.

Sunday's schedule:

1 p.m.: Hamburg, N.Y. (3-1 in regional play) vs. Newport, R.I. (3-1)

5 p.m.: Championship game - Beverly, Mass. (3-1) vs. Hamburg-Newport winner


Region 2 - Mid-Atlantic at Asheboro, N.C.

Fuquay-Varina, N.C., banged out 13 hits to eliminate Allentown, N.J., 14-1. Chace Chaplin had three hits and three RBIs and Jackson Humphries had three hits to lead the Fuquay-Varina offense.

Ridge St. Mary’s, Md., jumped out to a 7-2 lead after three innings then held off Chesapeake, Va., 9-7, to remain undefeated in regional play.

Sunday's schedule:

1:30 p.m.: Fuquay-Varina, N.C. (3-1) vs. Ridge St. Mary’s, Md. (4-0)

4:30 p.m., if necessary


Region 3 - Southeast at Pelham, Ala.

Noah Carter had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs as Florence, S.C., eliminated Troy, Ala., 10-7.

Tupelo, Miss., scored six runs in the sixth inning to tie the game, then eliminated New Orleans, La., with a 12-11, eight-inning victory. Tupelo’s sixth-inning rally came with two outs, capped by Easton Hood’s grand slam. Davis Oswalt’s two-run home run in the eighth capped the win for Tupelo.

Sunday's schedule:

2 p.m.: Florence, S.C. (3-1) vs, Tupelo, Miss. (4-0)

5 p.m., if necessary


Region 4 - Mid-South at Hastings, Neb.

Zach Hardcastle’s single in the top of the eighth drove in the game-winning runs as Cabot, Ark., eliminated Hastings, Neb., 5-3.

The game between Washington, Mo., and Dubuque County, Iowa, was suspended with play to resume at 10 a.m. Sunday. If Washington wins, they would play Cabot at 1 p.m. and the winner of that game would face Dubuque County at 4:30 p.m.; if Washington loses, they are eliminated.

Sunday's schedule:

10 a.m.: Resumption of Washington, Mo. (3-1) vs. Dubuque County, Iowa (4-0)

1 p.m.: Cabot, Ark. (3-1) vs. Washington-Dubuque County winner

4:30 p.m., if necessary


Region 5 - Great Lakes at Morgantown, W.Va.

Ethan Smith's sacrifice fly completed a two-run rally in the bottom of the 10th inning for host Morgantown, W.Va., as it eliminated Rockport, Ind., 4-3. Aaron Forbes and Anthony Marsh had two hits apiece to lead Morgantown's eight-hit offense and Marsh went 3 2-3 innings of relief for the victory.

Midland Berryhill, Mich., pounded out 11 hits in a 12-2 elimination of Barrington, Ill.

Sunday's schedule:

1 p.m.: Morgantown, W.Va. (3-1) vs. Midland Berryhill, Mich. (4-0)

4 p.m., if necessary


Region 6 - Central Plains at Sioux Falls, S.D.

Jacob Perry hit a two-run triple, then earned the save with an inning of scoreless relief as Hopkins, Minn., defeated Renner, S.D., 5-4. Perry also scored on Brock Zimmer’s two-run home run in Hopkins’ four-run third inning.

Kaden Kosobucki had a home run and 5 RBI, and Benjie Hencke had two doubles and 4 RBI as DePere, Wis., handed Fargo, N.D., its first loss of the regional, 13-0.

Sunday's schedule:

12:30 p.m.: Hopkins, Minn. (3-1) vs. DePere, Wis. (3-1)

3:30 p.m.: Championship game - Fargo, N.D. (3-1) vs. Hopkins-DePere winner


Region 7 - Northwest at Gillette, Wyo.

Tyler Tenney went the distance in Helena, Mont.’s 5-2 win over Yakima Valley, Wash., allowing six hits in seven innings of work.

Ayson Webb went 4-for-4 with three doubles and 4 RBI for Idaho Falls, Idaho, who eliminated Eugene, Ore., 12-9.

Sunday's schedule:

1:30 p.m.: Helena, Mont. (3-1) vs. Idaho Falls, Idaho (4-0)

4:30 p.m., if necessary


Region 8 - Western at Fairfield, Calif.

League City, Tex., took advantage of three errors in the top of the eighth inning to defeat Henderson Southern Nevada, 6-3.

A five-run second inning was all Honolulu, Haw., needed in a 6-3 win over Fairfield, Calif.

Sunday's schedule:

1 p.m.: League City, Tex. (3-1) vs. Honolulu, Haw. (4-0)

4:30 p.m., if necessary


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