Scripps Ranch All-Stars lose a tough one
The Scripps Ranch Little League Intermediate Division All-Star team suffered a tough World Series loss on Tuesday, July 31, as it was defeated 2-7 at the hands of the Livermore Little League All-Stars, the host team from District 57.
Scripps Ranch, representing the entire western United States, lost only its second game of the entire 2018 post season. The Scripps Ranch All Stars, U.S. Western Region Champions, are now 17-2 in post season play. The 17-game winning streak came to an end against the Southeast team on July 30. Perhaps the strain of so many games in so few days, plus the travel, finally took a toll on the young baseball heroes from Scripps Ranch.
The Scripps Ranch players will receive a rare day off Wednesday, Aug. 1, before having the opportunity to participate in an international game as it plays one more contest in the Little League Intermediate Division World Series at noon on Thursday, Aug. 2, against Europe-Africa at Max Baer Park in Livermore, Calif., in game 18 of the Series tournament.