Rone let up seven in 5 2/3, but the bullpen allowed no runs and the offense banged out 12 to help secure the win for CBA 17u.
Logan Watters racked up two RBIs on three hits for CBA 17u. He singled in the second and fourth innings and tripled in the fourth inning.
Keith Rogalla lasted just two innings on the bump for the Illinois Indians TRIBE before being removed. Rogalla surrendered three hits and four runs.
The Illinois Indians TRIBE jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The Illinois Indians TRIBE got a spark in the form of a Tommy Simon single, before before Vincent Surdo doubled, scoring Jason Shaltiel and Simon.
It didn't take long for CBA 17u to answer as it scored two runs of its own in the first. CBA 17u scored on an error and a wild pitch.
CBA 17u never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring two runs on an RBI triple by Trevor Read and a wild pitch.
CBA 17u piled on eight more runs in the bottom of the fourth. A steal of home scored Watters to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Daniel Ciraula's double, plating Read.
After pushing across four runs in the top of the fifth, the Illinois Indians TRIBE faced just a 12-6 deficit. An RBI double by Shaltiel, a walk by Wiley Lauerman, and a two-run single by Surdo set off the Illinois Indians TRIBE rally. The Illinois Indians TRIBE threat came to an end when Rone finally got David Keaton to ground out.
One run in the top of the sixth helped the Illinois Indians TRIBE close their deficit to 12-7. A walk by Rogalla sparked the Illinois Indians TRIBE's rally. Ciraula ended the game by getting Justin Reaves to strike out.
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