Jaret Godman and Nick Cornman combined on a two-hitter Tuesday to help Mountain Ridge top Chandler (Ariz.) National 7-0 in the Little League Baseball West Regional in San Bernardino, Calif.
Mountain Ridge finished 3-1 in pool play and will be the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in Friday’s regional semifinals.
Final pairings will be announced after today’s games. The semifinals are scheduled for 2 p.m. on ESPN2 and 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Godman struck out eight in 3 2/3 innings, and Cornman fanned four in the final 2 1/3 innings.
Ryan Lystund belted a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and Tyler Barker added a two-run homer in the fifth as Mountain Ridge scored three times in each inning to blow open the game.
Barker’s two-out RBI single in the first plated Godman with the game’s first run, and Mountain Ridge never looked back.
Trevor Wright added an RBI single in the fourth, and Cornman had an RBI single in the fifth.