Representing the U.S. Central region, Clear Ridge crushed Puerto Rico Tuesday night 11-1 to move on to the semifinal round of the World Series tournament in Bangor, Maine.
Clear Ridge pitcher Zach Verta allowed three hits and a run in 4⅓ innings, according to the Bangor Daily News. Verta walked one and struck out five before reliever Julian Lopez retired the last two batters in the 10-run rule contest.
The team is now 3-0 in tournament play with wins over Australia and Spain.
Clear Ridge will play again at 5 p.m. Thursday. An opponent has yet to be determined.
Follow Clear Ridge's progress here. The Senior League World Series championship game will be broadcast on ESPN.
Senior League Baseball is a Little League division for players ages 13-16. Little League started the division in 1961 to allow kids to continue playing beyond the traditional structure of Little League, which began at age 9 and ended at 12.
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