Rose Capital East wins US championship

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -   Rose Capital East little league baseball team has advanced to the Junior League World Series championship game in Taylor, Michigan.  Rose Capital East won the United States championship game 8 to 2 over El Monte, California.  RCE trailed 1 to 0 in the 5th inning, but the bats came alive.  Patrick Mahomes hit a solo home run, and Ryan Cheatham hit a two run blast to take a 3 to 1 lead.  Mason Mallard put the game away in the 6th inning with a three run homer.

Next up for RCE (4-and-1) is Taipei City from the Chinese Taipei.  Taipei City is a perfect 5 and 0 in the international pool.  The championship game will be televised Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.

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