Little League Softball

Marana to play unbeaten Philippines team in quarterfinals of Junior League Softball World Series

Marana visiting the Space Needle in Seattle (Marana photo)

Marana (West U.S.), which went 1-3 in Pool B of the Junior League Softball World Series, will face unbeaten Bago City, Philippines (Asia-Pacific) in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Kirkland, Wash.

Bago City topped Pool A with a 4-0 record.

The single-elimination bracket will crown a champion on Saturday.

Marana lost to Sealy, Texas (Southwest U.S.) by a score of 7-3 on Wednesday to finish its Pool B schedule.

Cadence Beck went 3 for 3 with a double and a run and also pitched two hitless innings of relief for Marana.

Kyla Layton belted a two-run home run and Isabella Brooks-Rojel had an RBI double.

Marana tied the game at 3 in the fourth inning behind Layton’s home run and Brooks-Rojel’s double but Sealy scored four runs in the bottom of that inning to pull away.

Marana out-hit Sealy 11-9 but Sealy stole eight bases in the game to manufacture its runs.

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