By RENALDO DORSETT
THEIR valiant run towards the 2014 Little League World Series came to an end for the Bahamas’ area team Freedom Farm Baseball League, however the team still managed an historic performance on home soil over the course of the tournament.
The Bahamas fell to Puerto Rico 6-4 yesterday in the semi-finals of the Caribbean Zone Little League Regional Tournament at the Emera Caribbean Baseball Park in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
The Bahamas took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but Puerto Rico’s Miguel Luzunaris Little League was able to regroup and take a 3-2 lead in the top of the third.
The defending champions tacked on an additional three runs in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead.
Freedom Farm managed just two runs in a late rally for the game’s final margin.
With the loss they were relegated to today’s bronze-medal game where they will face Curacao at 1pm.
Puerto Rico will look to earn consecutive trips to the World Series when they take on the US Virgin Islands in the gold-medal game at 4pm. The USVI advanced with a 17-6 win over Curacao.
After a dominant performance in the group stage, Freedom Farm finished with a perfect 3-0 record to advance to the semis as the top seed in Pool B. The Farmers finished the group stage with a 5-2 win over Aruba.
Their tournament r�sum� included a win over former Little League world champion Curacao 11-3, and a 34-0 win over the Dominican Republic on opening day.
Team Bahamas Host - Grand Bahama Little League did not dvance to the medal round after they finished the group stage at 2-2. In the opener, they were outlasted by Puerto Rico 10-0 and followed with a 13-10 loss to Bonaire. They rebounded with a 3-2 win over the USVI and a 13-2 win over the Cayman Islands.