August 16, 2015
SHELBY, N.C.— Retif Oil (New Orleans) rode the pitching of Davis Martin and flawless defense to edge Midland (Mich.) Post 165 2-1 and win the “Stripes” pool with a perfect 3-0 record.

Retif Oil (34-7) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of fifth inning on a walk, a pair of singles and two Midland errors. Harrison Daste and Nicholas Ray each scored for Retif during the rally; both came home on errors.

Midland (47-8, 1-2 pool play) came back with a run in the top of the sixth. Carson Eby singled, moved to second on a wild pitch, and then came home on back-to-back singles – the latter an RBI from Jordan Dopp.

But that was all that Martin allowed. He went the distance, scattering six hits and letting his defense do the rest. Refit didn’t commit an error behind him.

Midland starter Alex Sova pitched a solid game, allowing five hits and an earned run over 6.1 innings.