LOWER SUSSEX, Del. - The Latin America Region rallied to defeat the Southwest Region, 10-7, and became the 2016 Big League Softball World Series Champions.
Latin America finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. A two-run single by Lesliean Marrero off of pitcher Connor Stockstill, plated Keyshla Otero and Gabriela Guzman.
Louisiana District 1, winners of the Southwest Region, were powered by Rebecca Skains' two home runs. Skains went 2-3 in the game with four runs batted in, and three runs scored. Skains homered in the second and fourth innings.
Latin America starter Nachally Rivera allowed six runs in three innings, but the bullpen was solid, giving up only one run the rest of the way.
At the plate, Puerto Rico District 1 banged out 11 hits to pick up the slack and secure the win for Latin America.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to six lead changes in the game.
Janiliz Rivera went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for Latin America. She singled in the first, fifth, and sixth innings.
Paola Flores got the mound win for Latin America. She allowed one run over four innings, struck out two, walked two and surrendered one hit.
Stockstill was the losing pitcher, allowing eight runs in three innings, walking two, while fanning five.
Latin America jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. A solo home run by Angelis Perez started the inning off. More runs came home for Latin America when Ortiz scored after Marie Collazo was hit by a pitch.
Skains' two-run home run scored Kennedy Heisler and helped Southwest score four runs in the fourth.
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