ROSL World Series Update
The Royal Oak Sandlot League teams are in the thick of championship series play. Here’s an update:
Kaline Division (ages 12-13)
Needing a victory Monday night to keep its Royal Oak Sandlot League World Series hopes alive, Avery Printing got off to a quick start and withstood a comeback attempt by the Royal Oak Firefighters to extend the series to a decisive third game.
In Saturday’s Game 1, Avery Printing built up an early lead, only to have the Firefighters come back and win the game in extra innings, 16-15. In Game 2, Avery Printing scored 11 runs in the first three innings, only to have the Firefighters come back again late and tie the game at 11. This time, Avery Printing regained the lead in the sixth inning and held on for a 13-11 victory.
With the best-of-three series tied at 1-1, Wednesday’s Game 3 (Memorial Park, 7 p.m.) will determine the Kaline Division champion.
Harwell Division (ages 14-17)
Monday night also marked the beginning of the World Series for the ROSL’s Harwell Division. In Game 1 of that series, Oakland Utilities defeated William Sullivan & Sons, 5-0. Game 2 of the best-of-three series will be Wednesday at Memorial Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.
Freehan Division (ages 9-11)
Tania’s Pizza & More captured the Freehan Division World Series championship with a 7-5 victory Sunday night over Norm’s Field of Dreams.
ROSL Girls Junior Softball
The ROSL’s girls junior softball World Series champion was also crowned Sunday night, as Dr. Matlen’s Happy Feet defeated the Clawson Sluggers.