The Mid-Island Little League team from Staten Island has been eliminated from the tournament following a 7-3 loss to Peachtree City (GA).
Derek Mendez got the start for Mid-Island and hit cleanup. On the mound, Mendez pitched two innings and allowed four earned runs but at the plate he went 1-3 with an RBI.
Logan Castellano relieved Mendez, giving up one run in two innings with four strikeouts. With the bat, Castellano went 1-3.
John Calabrese drove in the other two runs for his team, going 1-3 with a double and two RBI. Steven Martinez went 2-3 with a double, triple and run scored. He also pitched the last inning of the game, a scoreless frame with a strikeout.
Peachtree will take on the first team to beat Staten Island, Honaloulou, Hawaii, in the U.S. Championship game on Saturday.