West Raleigh team makes finals in Cal Ripken World Series
Posted August 15
Updated August 16
Aberdeen, Md. — The West Raleigh Big Blue are national champs and will go for the world title Saturday in the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Md., just outside Baltimore.
It's a second straight U.S. title for West Raleigh, which represents the Southeast region in the 18-team tournament.
Southeast scored five runs in the third inning to blow the game open against Harford County and held on, turning a double play in the sixth to end the game 7-5.
On Saturday, the Raleigh team meets Mexico, 10-7 winners over Japan in the international bracket, for the overall Cal Ripken World Series championship.