The Desert Oasis pitching employees couldn’t pull off a 3rd consecutive shutout Saturday on the American Legion Western Regional in Denver.
The Aces didn’t want one.
Aaron Roberts hit a go-ahead, three-run homer within the backside of the third inning, and Desert Oasis defeated Tucson (Arizona) 7-Three to maneuver into the regional championship.
The Aces play League Metropolis (Texas) at 11 a.m. Sunday. League Metropolis should win twice to say the title and a berth within the American Legion World Collection.
Desert Oasis beat League Metropolis 12-Zero on Friday.
With the sport tied at 3, walks to Parker Schmidt and Chaison Miklich introduced Roberts to the plate with one out. He blasted a homer to place the Aces forward for good. Desert Oasis added a run later within the inning on a sacrifice fly by Jordan Demarce for the ultimate margin.
The Aces jumped on Tucson for 3 runs within the first. Miklich had a two-run double and Roberts an RBI double for a 3-Zero lead.
However Tucson scored a run within the second and two within the third, tying the sport on an RBI double by Michael Corral.
Roberts completed 2-for-Three with 4 RBIs to guide the Aces’ eight-hit assault. Schmidt and Miklich every went 1-for-2 and scored twice.
Colby Smith pitched the space for the Aces, permitting three earned runs on 5 hits. He struck out two and walked two and threw 102 pitches.