Is it not enough for a team of young local baseballers to have accomplished getting to the Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series? Apparently the Whatcom Americans have more to prove as they started the series by absolutely and unequivocally stunning their opponents with run rule ends to the first two games.
Whatcom Nationals were astounding at the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament where they earned the right to go to the World Series by outscoring their opponents 57-7 in 5 games.
So then there is the Cal Ripken World Series. This is where the best of the best from around the nation come together in Monticello, Arkansas. For some, making it here would be enough. For the 12-year-old players on the Whatcom Americans team, winning this tournament appears on their agenda.
Friday, August 7th, they left the field after the fourth inning with a 10 to 0 lead over the Magnolia, AR team. The “run rule” (when a team holds a ten-run lead at the end of an inning, the game is stopped and they are declared the winner) made that the end of the game and the first win and shut out for the Pacific Northwest team (as the Whatcom Americans are known at the World Series).
Saturday, they left the field after the third inning against the Drew County, Arkansas (host) team with a 26 to 0 lead — game over and another shut out win.
Today, the Whatcom Americans will face the Midwest Plains regional champs. The Midwest Plains team has also beaten the Drew County and Magnolia, AR teams but by much closer scores. The game is scheduled to be played at 3pm PDT. Click here to follow along with live score updates.
Today’s game with the Midwest Plains went to the fifth inning when it was called a win for the Whatcom Americans at 26 to 0.