The Florida Bombers stopped the Linedrive en route to the championship of the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Tournament at the East Cobb Baseball Complex.
The Bombers beat Linedrive, a Pooler-based team with several Effingham County players, 2-0 in the second round of elimination play. Kevin Alexander allowed six hits over seven innings and struck out six in getting the win.
Linedrive won its medal round opener against the Brevard (Fla.) Aces 4-0 behind Nolan Belcher’s no-hitter. Belcher struck out 13 and walked one in seven innings.
Linedrive finished pool play 4-1 and won its pool. They finished the pool round with a 7-2 victory over the Puerto Rico Giants. They beat the Michigan Concealed Security Dodgers 13-0 behind Chase Hawkins’ three RBIs and Richie Wasielewski, who fanned six over four innings.
Dylan Scott was 1-for-3 and scored twice and Ryan Lewis scored three runs. Colby May was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, and Jakob Dalfonso was 2-for-3.
In their only pool play loss, the Linedrive fell 7-2 to the First Coast (Fla.) Pirates. Scott was 1-for-2 with one RBI and Nate Sisolak also drove in a run for the Linedrive. Zach Dotson took the loss, despite striking out seven and giving up two hits over four innings.
The Savannah Chain ended pool play at 1-4 and did not advance.
They fell 10-1 to the Cincy Flames, 7-2 to the Louisiana Knights and 8-0 to the Broward Nationals.
The Florida Bombers edged the Illinois Sparks Black 3-2 in the championship game.