The 13U Five Cities Babe Ruth All-Stars defeated Southwest 7-6 Thursday afternoon, claiming the World Series championship title.
The All-Stars built a strong 4-0 lead by the fourth inning but Southwest came ahead 6-5 going into the bottom of the seventh. Then on two outs, Five Cities' Cole Gilson was hit by a pitch so he advanced to first. Andrew Zickuhr follows up with a hit but a Southwest error at first scores the winning run.
Five Cities claimed the Pacific Southwest regional title late last month, resulting in the team's first Babe Ruth World Series appearance.
The All-Stars went on to take the second seed in the National Division and won two elimination games before advancing to the final.
The Babe Ruth World Series is in Mountain Home, Arkansas.