Whalley a winner at World Series

National champions defeat Puerto Rico

Whalley has won its first game at the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan Monday afternoon.

The group from Whalley Little League qualifed to represent Canada at the 10-team, seven-day Canadian national tournament last Thursday, when they defeated the Medicine Hat Astros 14-8 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Representing Canada at the 10-team World Series, Whalley stopped

of Puerto Rico 6-1.

Cole Hunt and William Gladwell scored two runs each, with Jacob Robazza driving in a pair.

Whalley will play the Asia-Pacific champions from Taoyuan, Taiwan tomorrow at 2 p.m. (PDT). Taoyuan defeated European champion Emilia, Italy 11-0 on Sunday.

At the national tournament, Whalley was in second place after round robin play, tying for top spot with a 5-1 (won-lost) record, but having lost to first place Alberta by an 8-4 score.

They outscored the opposition 76-23, and earned three shutouts in eight games played.

In the championship game, Whalley scored in every inning but the first, crossing the plate seven times over the last two frames to put down a Medicine Hat challenge.

Gladwell went four-for-five, scoring three runs and driving in two others. Matthew MacDonald collected three hits, and three RBIs, with Daichi Keber also having three hits while driving in two runs.

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