JENSEN BEACH, FL-In a grueling all day affair, interrupted by a passing rain storm, the Egg Harbor Township Tornadoes 12u softball team defeated their opponents from West Virginia 2 games to one in the 2019 Babe Ruth Softball World Series.
After defeating Buffalo 7-2 in the early morning series opener, West Virginia tied the series by high noon, defeating the Tornadoes 5-3 in game 2. In game 3, the Tornadoes held a 3-2 lead until the game was interrupted by a rain day. 24 hours after it began, Egg Harbor Township ended up defeating West Virginia 4-2.
In game one, Michaela Schlemo went 2-2 with two stolen bases, but it was a total team effort with hits by Isabella D’Agostino, Allison Amadio, Ellie Meola, Brielle Bouto and Gianna Gianna Gonzalez.
Meola pitched 5 innings giving up just one earned run and struck out four.
In their 5-2 loss in game two, Schlemo went 3 for 4 and scored one run. D’Agostino, Bouto and Meola each had hits in the loss.
In the championship rubber game, Meola took the mound again, going the distance, striking out two and giving up just two runs.
The EHT Tornadoes Babe Ruth World Series champions are Mary Del Re, Ellie Meola, Shelby Barnes, Ashlyn Warker, Evangelina Kim, Isabella D’Agostino, Gianna Gonzalez, Denver Obermeyer, Brielle Boutot, Michaela Schlemo, and Allison Amadio. The team’s head coach is John D’Agostino.