(Seguin) – The championship matchup is set in the Seguin Little League Majors Baseball city tournament, as the Yankees earned a spot in the title round with a 13-3 win over the Angles in Monday’s semifinal, and the Tigers punched their ticket with a 9-5 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elijah Farley pitched into the fourth inning for the Yankees and struck out 10 Angels. He also came up big at the plate with two hits, two runs, and two RBIs.
Gavin Newborg belted two doubles and scored two runs. Newborg relieved Farley on the mound and struck out six in 2-1/3 innings.
Cole Zimmer recorded two hits, scored twice, and drove in a run. Jayden Evartt also scored twice and notched an RBI, and Hays Wilson hit a run scoring single.
Marco Moncado scored twice for the Angels, and Eli Hicks hit an RBI double.
The second semifinal on Tuesday saw leadoff hitter Jeidon Tillis spark the Tigers with a triple, two doubles, and three runs scored.
Zack Ledford drove in two Tiger runs. R.J. Ramos registered a double, a single, two runs, and an RBI. Ramos also struck out four in two scoreless relief innings.
Kayden Holz went 2-3 and scored once, while Carlos Contreras crossed the plate twice.
Quad Fortezzo worked around three hits and a walk to strike out three and keep the Rangers scoreless over the first two innings.
The Rangers’ Cooper Neumann was the offensive star of the game, blasting a pair of two-run home runs over the fence and adding a double to finish 3-3 with four RBIs. Neumann also pitched four innings and struck out eight.
Holt Haas collected three hits, including an RBI double, and two runs scored. Landon Trost singled and scored on Haas’s double, and he struck out the side in a fifth inning relief appearance on the mound.
The Tigers and Yankees square off in the Seguin Little League Majors Baseball championship game on Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will air live on KWED 1580 AM and Seguintoday.com.