Local Greensboro/Area Baseball for Today(8/6/16):Greensboro team set to begin play at COLT World Series in Lafayette, Indiana game time 6:30pm(vs. Tijuana)

CVCL:Roanoke Rails 5, Kernersville Bulldogs 4 Final…

COLT Baseball World Series in Lafayette, Indiana:
Greensboro White(East Zone Champs vs. Tijuana(Mexico) and game time for Greensboro White is Saturday night at 6:30pm….
CLICK HERE for the Colt World Series web site….Watch LIVE, Brackets, everything is right there…
from the COLT site:
The 2016 Colt World Series countdown has started. Last season, Puerto Rico defeated a very good Greensboro, NC team to win the championship and this year, there will be team’s from all over the world competing once again to take that title. We are excited about bringing another tournament to Lafayette in this annual tradition.

*****News on Greensboro White’s opponent Mexico and news coming in from The Journal-Courier in Lafayette at www.jconline.com

Right now might a good time for other teams competing in the Colt World Series to familiarize themselves with the young men from Tijuana, Mexico.

Tijuana, which went undefeated during its sprint to the Mexico Zone qualifying tournament title, remained unbeaten Friday with a workmanlike 7-5 victory over the Asia Pacific Zone winners from Seoul, South Korea, at Loeb Stadium.

Tijuana will now face North Carolina’s Greensboro White on Saturday night in the winner’s bracket of the 10-team tournament.

“It was a tough game, but out players managed to fight through it and get the win,” Tijuana manager Jesus Castro said through interpreter Sergio Vizcaino. “(Seoul) didn’t get their heads down and they fought us to the last inning. We expected a close score.”*****

Other area baseball games for today:
Kannapolis Intimidators at Greensboro Grasshoppers at NewBridge Bank Park with Game One at 5:30pm and that will be the completion of a suspended game from Friday night and the game will resume with Kannapolis up 4-1 in the bottom of the 5th Inning and two outs on the Hoppers, at the plate…Game One will go the full 9 Innings and then Game Two will begin 30 minutes after Game One is complete and that will be a 7-Inning contest…Doubleheader day at NewBridge Bank Park…Newly-acquired Trey Lambert will start the suspended game and Justin Jacome will start the second game…Again, first game will go 9 Innings and second game will go 7 Innings….

CVCL Tournament at Moor Park in Mooresville
Roanoke Rails vs. Kernersville Bulldogs…11:00 AM at Moor Park
from Friday:
Roanoke Rails 9, Deep River Muddogs 0
Lenoir Oilers 6, Kernersville Bulldogs 4
Coastal Plain League:
HPT HiToms at Martinsville Mustangs 7pm at Hooker Field
Carolina League:
Frederick Keys at Winston-Salem Dash 6:30pm at BB&T Ballpark
Appalachian League:
Burlington Royals at Kingsport 7pm

+++++More on the COLT World Series news from Lafayette and the JC On-line site:
LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Brace yourself: there’s no team from Puerto Rico in this year’s Colt World Series.

It’s the first time since 1976 that Puerto Rico hasn’t made the annual trek to Loeb Stadium. You won’t see players from Guaynabo, Cagus, Levittown, San Juan, Toa Baja or Rio Piedras competing.

We know Puerto Rico isn’t here but what’s the reason?

Puerto Rico came through the loser’s bracket to win the Caribbean Zone championship, defeating Aruba twice in early July. According to Colt World Series president Tim Clark, officials from Puerto Rico notified Pony Baseball it didn’t have the money to travel to Lafayette about three weeks later.

“When they said they didn’t have the funds to come here, our obligation at that point was to go to the second-place team and invite them,” Clark said.

Aruba was invited and accepted.
$$$$$About 3 weeks later after Puerto Rico declined the trip, they came up with the money, but by then it was too late, Aruba was already in…$$$$$

Greensboro White Team in Lafayette, Indiana for the 2016 COLT Baseball World Series:
Greensboro White Team

        Player                                       School
1.      Logan Fields                                 Northeast Guilford
2.      Tommy Zente                                  Southwest Guilford
3.      C.J. Neese                                   Grimsley
4.      Clay Dilday                                  Western Guilford
5.      Brandon Bledsoe                              Northern Guilford
6.      Jalen Pruitt                                 Dudley
7.      Landon Smith                                 Chatham Charter
8.      Jackson Hartley                              Eastern Alamance
9.      Luke Pegram                                  Page
10.     Devin Bartley                                Dudley
11.     Mason Chu                                    Southwest Guilford
12.     John Spillman                                Ragsdale
13.     Jacob Edwards                                Southwest Guilford
14.     Justin Guy                                   Dudley
15.     Jalen Guy                                    Dudley
16.     Landen Smith                                 Wheatmore
17.     Will Davis                                   Williams

Coaches: Reid Holmes, Brett Garrett, and Pella Stokes