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Sunday, August 12
Game 5--FINAL
Chinese Taipei 12
Bay County, MI 1
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Game 6--FINAL
Long Beach, CA 8
Bronx, Ny 0
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Elimination Game
Game 7--5:45 pm
Yaguate, Dom. Rep. 24
Vienna, Austria 1
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Elimination Game
Game 8--8:00 pm
Brownsville, TX 12
Washington Co. PA 3
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Monday, August 13
Elimination Game
Game 9--10:00 am
Bay County, MI vs.
Yaguate, Dom. Rep.
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Elimination Game
Game 10--12:30 pm
Bronx, NY vs.
Game 8 winner
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Game 11--5:30 pm
Chinese Taipei vs.
Youngstown, OH
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Game 12--8:00 pm
Tijuana, MX vs.
Long Beach, CA
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Tuesday, August 14
Elimination Game
Game 13--10:00 am
Game 11 loser vs.
Game 9 winner
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Elimination Game
Game 14--12:30 pm
Game 12 loser vs.
Game 10 winner
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Division Championships
Game 15--5:30 pm
Game 11 winner vs.
Game 13 winner
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Game 16--8:00 pm
Game 12 winner vs.
Game 14 winner
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Wednesday, August 15
If Necessary Game
Game 17--10:00 am
Game 13 winner vs.
Game 15 loser
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If Necessary Game
Game 17--12:30 pm
Game 16 loser vs.
Game 14 winner
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World Series Championship
Game 19--7:30 pm
Game 15/17 winner vs.
Game 14/16 winner
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Saturday, August 11
Game 1--FINAL
Bay County, MI 8
Yaguate, Dom. Rep. 5, 8 inn.
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Game 2--FINAL
Youngstown, OH 10
Vienna, Austria 0, 6 inn.
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Game 3--FINAL
Bronx, NY 15
Washington Co. PA 13, 8 inn.
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Game 4--FINAL
Tijuana, Mexico 3
Brownsville, TX 1
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Sunday Recaps
Chinese Taipei Keeps on Winning
Huang, Po-Wei stroked a three-run home run in the second and Chinese Taipei rolled to a 12-1 win over Bay County, MI. The win is the ninth straight at Lew Hays PONY Field for C-T who went unbeaten to win back-to-back World Series titles in 2015 & 2016. Any thoughts of a late comeback by Bay County were dashed as the Asia-Pacific champions scored seven times in the seventh inning. Six different C-T players drove in runs. Chinese Taipei faces Youngstown, OH in Monday's winners bracket.

Long Beach Picks Up Win
Long Beach took advantage of two Bronx errors in the third to plate three runs, then banged out three hits around two walks to score four more times int he fourth as the West Zone champions won, 8-0. Bren Wilkinson and Ryan Skjonsby each drove in a pair of runs for Long Beach, returning to Lew Hays PONY Field for the first time since winning the 2012 title. Tijuana, MX is up next for Long Beach, seeking a record fifth PONY championship.

Dominican Republic Eliminates Austria
Yaguate blew a late 5-1 lead in its opening game, dropping into the elimination bracket. There was repeat Sunday as the Dominican Republic team scored seven times in the first, eight times in the fifth and 8 more runs in between to rout Vienna, Austria, 24-1. Erick Hernandez homered twice for Yaguate. Cesar Aguasviva and Daniel Vazquez also hit home runs. Yaguate now gets another shot at Bay County, MI in Monday's elimination bracket.

Hosts Ousted by Brownsville for Second Year in a Row
Brownsville, TX jumped in front 4-0 after three, then scored seven times in the six to eliminate the Host Washington County team, 12-3. Five straight hits after a pair of walks put the game away. Washington County avoided the 10-run-rule ending, plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth. Luis Balderas homered for Brownsville. Ryan Silver won the John Voytek Memorial Award, given annually to Washington County's leading hitter. Silver went 4-for-7 in the two games.

Saturday Recaps
Bay County rallies past DR
Bay County, MI trailed 5-1 after six innings, then scored seven runs over the next two innings to get the opneing-game win, 8-5, against Yaguate, Dominican Republic. Blase Millar singled home one run, Chase Raymond plated another with a base hit and two wild pitches tied the game in the seventh. Yaguate loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning before Colin Sackrider stuck out two to send the game to extra innings. Cole Prout blasted a three-run home run to give Bay County the win and a second-round matchup with Chinese Taipei. Micah Irrer homered in the second for Bay County. Cesar Aguasviva hit a two-run home run for Yaguate in the sixth. The Caribbean champions play an elimination game against Vienna, Austria Sunday afternoon.

Youngstown silences Vienna
Host Area chamion Youngstown, OH blew open a close game, scoring nine runs over the final two frames, to top Vienna, Austria, 10-0, in six innings. Colten Shaffer and AJ Havrilla each drove in a pair of runs for Youngstown, which moves to Monday evening's winners' bracket. Shaffer had three hits on the day including two doubles. Tyler Rekich and Andrew Kirkpatrick each tripled in the win. Vienna managed just two hits off three different Youngstown pitchers. The European representative faces Yaguate, Dominican Republic in Sunday's first elimination game.

New Yorkers top Wash. Co in extra frames
Bronx, NY scored six times in the eighth inning, then held off a furious Washington County, PA rally in the bottom of the frame to beat the host squad, 15-13. Washington County led 8-3 after three innings before the East Zone champions started to chip away at the deficit, scoring single runs in the fourth & fifth innings, then took the lead with a four-run outburst in the sixth, keyed by Keldryn Rodriguez' second home run of the game. Washington County tied the game in the bottom of the seventh thanks to an error, a passed ball and two wild pitches. The hosts stranded the potential winning run at second base, sending the game to extra innings. Julian Ventura's base hit opened the eighth inning for Bronx, followed by back-to-back erros, a hit batter, a walk and another error. Six runs crossed the plate for the East Zone team that will face Long Beach, CA Sunday afternoon. Washington County pulled to within two and had the bases loaded with one out in the eighth before Josue Cepeda struck out the final two batters. Washington County will play Brownsville, TX in the final elimination game of the day on Sunday.

Mexico edges Texas
Both teams had chances, Tijuana, MX just converted more of theirs to beat Brownsville, TX, 3-1.Isaac Barriga's two-out single drove in the first run of the day for Tijuana in the second. Alberto Mendoza stroked a solo home run to right in the third, then doubled home the Mexico champions final run in the fifth. Brownville came up empty looking for a clutch hit until the final inning, with Rudy Gonzalez singled home the South Zone champs' only run. Brownsville faces Washington County, PA in an elimination game Sunday night.

tied the game in the seventh and won it in the eighth, plating seven runs

Friday Games Postponed
Heavy rains through the area have put Opening Night games on hold for the night. The schedule now includes four games Saturday, four on Sunday.

The Field is Set, Play Begins Friday
The 10-team field for the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series finally set. The international teams have been locked in along with the Host for a few weeks. The other five berths were finalized Sunday, some in dramatic fashion. If Necessary games were needed in the East, South and West Zone tournaments.

International Field:
Vienna, Austria
Tijuana, Mexico
Yaguate, Dominican Republic
Chinese Taipei

US Zone champions:
Bronx, NY (East)
Bay County, MI (North)
Brownsville, TX (South)
Long Beach, CA (West)

Host Area & Host:
Youngstown, OH
Washington County, PA

DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series
The qualifying tournaments are nin the books, the bracket is set. The 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series opens Friday at Lew Hays PONY Field. All of the games will be available on WJPA-AM (1450) and online at

Tournament play begins Friday at 5:30 pm when Bay County, MI takes on Yaguate, Dominican Republic. Youngstown, OH then faces Vienna, Austria.

The annual PONY Champions League game opens the day Saturday at 10 am, followed by Opening Ceremonies. Tournament play resumes at 12:00 noon as the Host, Washington County, PA takes on Bronx, NY. Tijuana, MX faces Brownsville, TX at 2:30 pm followed by Chinese Taipei against the Bay Co./Dominican winner.

After Sunday morning's Breakfast of Champions, Long Beach, CA takes on the Bronx/Washington County winner at 12:00 noon. Then, the double-elimination tournament run ends for two teams. Game 7 (2:30 pm) and Game 8 (5:00 pm) feature squads that lost opening round games. Additional elimination contests are slated for Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 am & 12:30 pm both days. Winners' bracket games are on tap for Monday at 5:30 & 8:00 pm.

The Division Championship games are on Tuesday evening's schedule, starting at 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. Depending on those results, any "If Necessary" games would be played Wednesday (10:00 am / 12:30 pm). And the 2018 DICK'S Sporting Goods PONY League World Series Championship Game is set for Wednesday, 7:30 pm.

Individual Awards
Home Run Derby
Individual Champion
1. Ivan Rodriguez, Tijuana, Mexico
2. Rikendy Martinez, Yaguate, Dom. Rep.

Team Champion
1. Yaguate, Dominican Republic

Fastest Runner
1. Felix Tena, Yaguate, Dom. Rep.
2. Huang, Po Wei, Chinese Taipei

2018 PONY Princess--Monday, 7:45 pm

Hostess--Wednesday, pregame

Wilson Sporting Goods
Batting Champion--

Easton Sports
ERA Award--

John D. Voytek
Memorial Award
(Washington BA Leader)
Ryan Silver
.571 BA, 4 1B, 3 R

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WJPA Radio (1450 AM)
Mark Uriah
"The Radio Voice of the PONY League World Series"--Mark Uriah has been on mic for nearly every PONY League World Series game since 1984. With a degree from Ohio State, Mark also handles play-by-play announcing for the W&J College & high school football, wrestling, basketball, hockey, baseball & softball.

Lanny Frattare
The long-time
"Voice of the Pittsburgh Pirates" joins the World Series broadcast crew again this year. Lanny has worked the past few years for the TribLive High School Sports Network, calling high school games on-air and on the web. A product of Ithaca College, Frattare is an assistant professor at Waynesburg University.

Randy Gore
A WJPA Radio veteran, Randy returns to the PONY League World Series broadcast booth. Now, the home voice of the West Virginia Black Bears, he was our play-by-play anchor for Wild Things Baseball for a decade. Randy works all year long at the North Allegheny Sports Network and website.

Nate Regotti
Having worked this event the past few years on WJPA, Nate returns to the broadcast booth this weekend. Nate has covered high school sports and worked in our news department. Currently, he's the Chief of Staff for Rep. Pam Snyder.

WJPA Radio has been the play-by-play home for virtually every PONY League World Series game played in Washington. Hear all the action on WJPA-AM (1450 AM) and online at Listen Here links are available for each game in the left-hand Scorebaord column.

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