LAS VEGAS – For most of the game, the J&B Bombers struggled offensively and found themselves on the short end of a 4-1 score to Marchio Sausage Company.
But in the fifth, their bats got hot, scoring five times on six hits to survive the Minnesota squad, 6-4, and advance into Sunday morning’s AA/AA-Major winners bracket final.
The big blows came from Cam Schiller and Blake Hunter, who drove in a pair of runs – with Hunter’s two-out single driving in the game winner.
Right-hander Tony Mancha then came on to close out the game and earn the save in relief of starter Pat Burns.
The Bombers (2-0) in the 10-team tournament, take on the Northeast Naturals at 9:45 a.m. at Sunset Park. The Naturals (2-0) slipped past Mexico’s TJ Fastpitch, 3-2, to advance.
The winner will advance into Sunday’s 3 p.m. championship game, while the loser must battle back through the losers bracket to get back into title contention.