Whalley Little League's Junior division team has completed play at the Junior League World Series in Taylor

Whalley eliminated at World Series

Junior division team wins one of four games

Two losses in a 24-hour time span has eliminated Whalley Little League from the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan.

After splitting their first two games, Whalley went into the last half of their round robin schedule knowing two wins would clinch a playoff position.

But the Canadian champions lost 4-2 to the European zone representatives from Emilia, Italy Wednesday night, then were blanked 10-0 by the Latin America zone champions from Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Daichi Keber led Whalley against the Italians, collecting a pair of singles and driving on one of the two scores.

Starting pitcher Jacob Robazza took the loss, allowing six runs – four of which were unearned – on six hits and three walks, while striking out eight batters.

Whalley stayed close with the Venezuelans for five innings, trailing 3-0 until giving up seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, which ended the game on the mercy rule.

The group of 13-14 year-old boys got off to a good start at the 10-team baseball tournament. Whalley stopped Puerto Rico 6-1 in their first game Monday afternoon. Cole Hunt and William Gladwell scored two runs each, with Jacob Robazza driving in a pair.

Canada was no-hit by the Asia-Pacific champions Tuesday afternoon, and lost 10-0 to Taoyuan. The Chinese Taipei team had clinched first place in the five-team International Pool by winning their first three contests.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey council sets new rules for Good Citizen of the Year award

Candidates have more hurdles to jump before getting nominated for the prestigious local title

EXPLORE SURREY: Tee up some adventures in the city

Also: A walk through Surrey’s public art collection

In honour of player killed in crash, Surrey soccer team becomes BB5 United

Brandon Bassi died a few months before CCB won the national title last fall

North Surrey rink to reopen first as part of city’s phased schedule for facilities

Councillor pushes for Surrey’s pools and aquatic centres to reopen this month

Canucks ride momentum into NHL playoff series against defending Stanley Cup champs

PREVIEW: Vancouver opens against St. Louis on Wednesday

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

One dead as fish boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

42 more people test positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

The province has recorded no new deaths in recent days

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris and Biden plan to deliver remarks Wednesday in Wilmington

Displaced tenant ‘heartbroken’ to find Langley City condo robbed after fire

Wedding rings of Michelle Buchan’s have since been recovered, but much is still missing

‘Agitated’ man pulls out knife on 3 people in Abbotsford

Witnesses sought for incident on Monday night near city hall

FoodMesh taking its emergency food recovery project nationwide

Pilot project in Chilliwack helped show that food surpluses could be diverted to charities in need

Most Read