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Birmingham’s Johan Ceja delivers walk-off single for trip to Dodger Stadium



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Birmingham couldn’t put down a bunt, couldn’t area a bunt and had three runners picked off first. And but, the Patriots are headed to the Metropolis Part Open Division championship sport at Dodger Stadium after pulling out a 2-1 win over El Camino Actual on Wednesday evening at USC when Johan Ceja delivered a walk-off single.

The heroes for Birmingham had been Ceja and sophomore JB Dalumpines, a junior varsity participant throughout the common season who contributed an RBI triple within the fifth inning whereas pinch-hitting for Ceja in his second-ever varsity at-bat to interrupt a 0-0 impasse.

Birmingham will play Chatsworth on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dodger Stadium searching for its eighth Metropolis title.

“Generally issues don’t go our means, however we received the victory,” Ceja stated.

El Camino Actual was capable of tie the rating at 1-1 within the high of the seventh on a bases loaded hit batter. Earlier, Birmingham did not deal with two bunts within the inning, giving El Camino Actual the prospect to tie. A double play ended the Royals’ menace.

Within the backside of the seventh, a tiring Oscar Lopez gave up a leadoff single to Robert Pitts. After a fly out and stroll, Ernesto Martinez singled, placing runners on first and third. Braden Sellz changed Lopez. Ceja got here by with a single to proper area to finish the sport.

Birmingham coach Matt Mowry stated he was not stunned by Dalumpines’ clutch at-bat.

“We’ve been seeing him the final 10 days in intrasquad video games and batting apply,” he stated. “He’s actually impressed the coaches.”

Daniel Flores threw an entire sport for Birmingham. Lopez retired 10 batters in a row between the primary and fifth innings for El Camino Actual.