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Northwest Bakersfield baseball advances in Babe Ruth World Series

Posted: 10:03 PM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 14:29:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — For most kids in Bakersfield, they'll be heading to their first day of school tomorrow. But, the Northwest Bakersfield Babe Ruth Baseball team will be busy playing in a World Series.

The local team of 13-15 year olds is currently playing in the Babe Ruth World Series in Bismarck, North Dakota and advanced from pool play with a second place ranking in their division.

Now playing in single elimination, the team defeated their opponent Russel County, Kentucky shutting them out 8-0 on Tuesday. NW Bakersfield pitching staff combined for a one-hitter with Blake Edgmon pitching five hitless innings.

They now advance to the final four to play the first ranked team from Bismarck on Wednesday at 3 p.m. local time with a chance to play for the championship on Thursday.