MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - Harrisburg has won its first two games of the day at the 20th Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series in Minnesota.
The Harrisburg senior division squad defeated Think Detroit PAL RBI, 6-1 on Friday. Both teams are finished with seeding-play; Harrisburg RBI finished 2-1, while Think Detroit PAL is 1-2.
The work of pitchers Anthony Atticks, Kyle McClintock, Sadiq Burkholder and Reid Demyan combined to go 7.0 innings for Harrisburg; striking out 10, walking two and giving up one run (unearned).
Harrisburg infielder Dalton Reapsome had only one hit, but it was a big one; delivering a two-out, two RBI double in the top half of the first inning.
In the junior division, Harrisburg RBI (1-1) used a nine-run fifth inning to beat Jersey City RBI (1-1) on Friday morning, 18-8.
Entering the inning trailing 8-3, Harrisburg RBI sent 13 batters to the plate; rapping out four hits and capitalizing on four Jersey City errors to take a 12-8 lead. Second baseman Hunter Breon knotted the game at eight runs apiece with a two-run double.
Breon went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored in the victory.
Ben Dum added three hits, two RBI and three runs scored; Jeremy Sultzaberger added a pair of hits with an RBI and three runs scored; Brett Morrison was 2-for-3 with four RBI and a run scored and Christian Ciotti went 1-for-3 with three RBI with a run.
The 18-run outburst is the most runs scored in the tournament.
Harrisburg RBI will continue seed-play in the junior division this afternoon against Think Detroit PAL RBI at 5:30 p.m. CT.
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