JOHNSTOWN, PA – The Zanesville Junior Pioneers ended AAABA pool play with a loss, but live to fight another day. Despite falling to New York City, 6-4, the Juniors advanced out of Pool D on a “runs given up” tiebreaker and will meet Pool A winner New Orleans in the quarterfinals.
Zanesville senior Caden Mumaw went 1-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI in the loss to New York City while John Glenn graduate and Muskingum sophomore Ben Van Way went 3-for-4 with a double. Kordell Antill started on the mound, giving up two earned runs in four innings of work. Austin Every and Matty Lynn came on in relief, conceding three runs and one run, respectively.
New Brunswick (NJ) cruised to the top of Pool D with a spotless 3-0 record, leaving Zanesville, New York City and Livonia (MI) fighting for the second spot. The Juniors beat Livonia but NYC fell to the Michigan representatives, giving all three teams a 1-2 record. In the tiebreaker, Zanesville allowed just 11 total runs compared to 19 from Livonia and 24 from NYC, allowing the Junior Pioneers to play at least one more game.
ZANESVILLE POOL PLAY RESULTS
GAME 1: New Brunswick (NJ) 3, Junior Pioneers 2
GAME 2: Junior Pioneers 4, Livonia (MI) 2
GAME 3: New York City 6, Junior Pioneers 4