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Bronco World Series

2018 Bronco World Series

Dates: Aug. 3-6
Location: Los Alamitos, California

The tenacity and competitiveness of the seven participating teams at the 2018 Bronco World Series were on full display over the four-day tournament. Host Los Alamitos, after falling 4-3 in a hard-fought game against Mexico Zone Champion Mexico City (Liga Olmeca), ripped off three-consecutive victories, before a rematch against Mexico City. Fellow West Zone team, Champion East Oahu, Hawaii gave the hosts all they wanted in an 8-7 game. On the other side of the bracket, South Zone Champion Palmview, Texas avenged a first night loss to North Zone Champion Chicago (AFCA), Illinois before being eliminated by eventual champion Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei in a 4-1 defensive duel. Liga Olmeca upended and eliminated the Los Alamitos in the semifinals 5-2, but couldn't find the magic against Kaohsiung City, who rolled to a lopsided championship game victory. Chinese Taipei brought back the BWS title back to the PONY Asia-Pacific Zone for the seventh time.

Tournament Stats


The Asia-Pacific Zone’s Kaohsiung City, Chinese-Taipei team dominated the 2018 Bronco World Series and finished the tournament off with a 15-0 mercy rule win in the championship game at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex. Chinese-Taipei’s ferocious start resulted in nine runs in the very first inning of the ball game Monday, August 6, paving the way for the victory.

Chinese-Taipei got off to a good start. Their first two batters, Lin Shao-Lun and Lin Shao-Wei hit singles to start off the game. 

The next batter hit a groundball to the shortstop. Shao-Lun got thrown out at third for a force out, but a bad throw to first resulted in an error and Shao-Wei came around to score for the first run of the game.

Chinese-Taipei showed no signs of slowing down. They’re next two batters, Syu Siang-Jyun and Lai Chia-Feng both smacked doubles into the outfield and each brought in a runner.

The first five batters put up three runs on Mexico, and Mexico was forced to make a pitching change in the very first inning.

Chinese-Taipei continued their scoring even with a pitching change. A fly out brought in the fourth run of the game after Chia-Feng tagged up.

A groundball caused a Mexico error in the next at-bat, and Chinese-Taipei saw runs five and six cross home.

Lin Shao-Wei came back up to bat for a second time in the first inning, and a smacked ball out to the gap between for a two-RBI double. 

Bad throws rattled Mexico once again, though and Shao-Wei was able to make it all the way home. Shao-Wei’s score made it 9-0 in the first inning.

Chinese-Taipei continued to pour on the runs. They scored two in the second inning, then two more in the third inning to make it 13-0 after three.

The Asia-Pacific Zone reps closed the game out strong and earned the 15-0 after the mercy rule was called after inning number five.

Kaohsiung City, Chinese-Taipei dominated the 2018 Bronco World Series. They only allowed three total runs in their four Bronco World Series tournament games.

The Chinese-Taipei team outscored their opponents 38-3 in tournament play on their way to becoming 2018 Bronco World Series Champions.

After the game, Chinese-Taipei's Sung Po-Han was named the tournament's batting champion, batting over .500 throughout the 2018 Bronco World Series.

For full Championship Game stats, head to GameChanger now.

Day Three: Mexico City Scores Three Runs Late to Secure Win

Mexico City, Mexico racked up three runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull away from the host team, Los Alamitos. Mexico City now moves on to play Kaohsiung City, Chinese-Taipei for the 2018 Bronco World Series Championship.

Los Alamitos got the scoring going right out of the gates as they scored two in the top of the first. Ryan Diggle got hold of a ball and sent it out to right field for a two RBI double to get the host team on the board.

Los Alamitos went scoreless the next couple innings and Mexico was able to tie the game at two. A groundout brought in a run, and then a Shago Hirayama single gave Mexico another run to tie things up at two in the third inning.

Things we’re evenly matched for most of the game. Mexico finally broke the 2-2 tie in the sixth inning. Haziel Flores blasted off third in a hit-and-run attempt, but the pitch passed the catcher and Flores easily crossed home.

Flores’ score gave Mexico the 3-2 lead, but Mexico added to that later in the inning. A couple of errors allowed Alejandro Islas and Frank Avila to score.

Mexico saw their lead to burst to three at 5-2 heading into the seventh inning, and that was enough to secure the victory.

Mexico’s sixth inning outburst has landed them a spot in the 2018 Bronco World Series Championship Game against Kaohsiung City, Chinese-Taipei. The game will take place Monday, August 6 at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex – 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Day Three: Chinese-Taipei Clinches Spot in Bronco World Series Championship Game

The Asia-Pacific Zone’s Kaohsuing City, Chinese-Taipei advanced to the 2018 Bronco World Series after defeating the South Zone reps, Palmview, Texas at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex Sunday, August 5.

Chinese-Taipei wasted no time getting on the board. Lin Shao-Wei doubled in the bottom of the first to give Chinese-Taipei their first run. A few batters later, Shao-Wei was brought in to score on a wild pitch.

Lin Chia-Feng grounded out later in the third inning, but Sung Po-Han scored in the process. The next batter, Li Te-Yu doubled to bring in two runners were on base. Te-Yu almost scored on the play too, after an error occurred but Palmview recovered and threw him out at home to end the inning.

Chinese-Taipei headed to the fourth inning with a 4-0 lead, it wasn’t until the sixth inning that the score changed.

Palmview’s Isaac Lopez changed the score with a solo home run that shot out to left field. Lopez’s home run cut Chinese-Taipei’s lead to three, but it was too late to do any real damage.

Chinese-Taipei shut out Palmview from then on and won the game 4-1 and clinched their spot in the championship game.

Pitchers Shan-Yu, Siang-Jyun, Chia-Feng and Shao-Wei combined to give up just two hits while striking out eight batters in the win.

Chinese-Taipei will now play either Mexico City, Mexico or Los Alamitos, California in the 2018 Bronco World Series Monday, August 6 at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball Complex - 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Day Three: Los Alamitos Edges out Hawaii in One-Run Win

The Los Alamitos host team moves on in the 2018 Bronco World Series tournament after beating out East Oahu, Hawaii 8-7. Los Alamitos racked up 12 hits on their way  to the victory.

It didn’t take long for Los Alamitos to find their groove on offense. Matt Jensen singled to bring Los Alamitos’ first score. The next batter, Isaac Ocampo singled himself and allowed Jensen to score for run number two. 

A couple of singles later, Los Alamitos found themselves batting with the bases loaded and one out. A walk brought in a run, and then a double from Andrew Oropeza cleared the bases to give Los Alamitos the 6-0 lead over East Oahu.

East Oahu wasn’t rattled despite the early deficit, and they came back with a six-run inning of their own in the third.

With the bases loaded, Tanner Pangan hit a ball to shallow right field that Los Alamitos couldn’t control. The ball fell to the floor and allowed two runners to score.

Jenna Sniffen came up next and smack a ball into the gap between left and center to bring in two more runners. Ethan Lee capped off the inning with a two RBI single, and East Oahu was suddenly tied with Los Alamitos at six.

Los Alamitos continued the back-and-forth scoring in the top of the fifth. Jensen and Ocampo both got RBI hits to give Los Alamitos the 8-6 lead after 4.5 innings.

East Oahu was able to get a run on the board in the bottom of the fifth to make it an 8-7 game, but Los Alamitos held the slight lead heading into the final two innings.

Next up for Los Alamitos is Mexico City, Mexico at Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex. It’s scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Day Three: Palmview Rallies in the Seventh for Win

Palmview, Texas advances in the 2018 Bronco World Series after defeating Chicago, Illinois Sunday, August 5 at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex. Oscar Cerda went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored, leading Palmview to the 10-5 victory.

Chicago started off the day strong. Their first batter of the day, Trey Butler hit a double to get the game going in the bottom of the first. The next batter singled and moved Butler to third with Jameson Jones up to bat.

Jones singled to bring in Butler for the first run of the game. Kevari Thunderbird came up to bat next, and he placed a bunt perfectly along the first base line and brought in Jonah Weathers for run number two. 

A balk by Palmview’s pitcher allowed Jones to score another run, and Chicago left the first inning with a 3-0 lead.

Palmview was able to get the bases loaded in the top of the second. They got their first run in after Oscar Cerda got hit by a pitch.

The next batter for Palmview struck out, and the one after that flew out to center field. Palmview left the bases loaded in the second and headed into the third down 3-1.

Palmview missed another opportunity in the third with a runner on first and third with one out. A ball was hit to the right fielder and the third base runner tried to tag up to score, but he was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

In their next at-bat, Palmview finally tied the game up with a RBI triple from Cerda. Isaac Lopez eventually doubled and brought in Cerda to tie the game at three after four innings.

The game remained at 3-3 until the top of the fifth. Homer Muñoz broke the tie after crossing home following a wild pitch. A couple batters later, Cerda singled to left field but some confusion allowed Armani Acevedo to score all the way from first base.

The Acevedo score capped the inning for Palmview and gave them the 5-3 lead.

Palmview almost saw that lead disappear in the sixth. Chicago was able to load the bases with no outs, but a couple force outs at home plate limited to Chicago to just two runs in the inning.

The game was tied at five heading into the seventh and final inning, but Palmview quickly jumped ahead.

Cerda once again came up huge for Palmview, this time with a two RBI, go-ahead triple. Cerda later scored on a wild pitch, making it an 8-5 ballgame.

Palmview ended up totaling five runs in the top of the seventh, winning them the 10-5 ballgame.

Oscar Cerda had an impressive ballgame, going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored.

Palmview will now face Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei Sunday, August 5 at 5 p.m. at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex.

Day Two: Mexico City Erupts for 15 Runs in Win

Mexico City, Mexico scored nine runs in the first three innings to put away East Oahu, Hawaii on day two of the Bronco World Series at the Los Alamitos Baseball Complex Saturday, August 4. Mexico City tallied 17 hits on their way to the 15-8 win.

Mexico came out of the gates on fire on day two of the Bronco World Series tournament. A couple of RBI doubles from Ulises Soto and Juan Alva helped Mexico open up a 3-0 lead over Hawaii after the first inning.

The Mexicans added two more runs in the second inning, then continued their tear for four more runs in the third inning. Hawaii got on the board in the second inning, but it was just a single run, making it a 9-1 game in favor of Mexico after three innings.

East Oahu got themselves back into the game with a monster, five-run fifth inning, making it a 9-6 game. East Oahu left the inning with the bases loaded, though and Mexico made them pay for it.

Mexico’s offense came alive again for six runs in the seventh inning to secure the victory. Mexico relied on hits from Soto, Alva and Shago Hirayama to put the game away in the seventh inning.

Hawaii did their best to make a comeback but were only able to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Mexico City defeated East Oahu in a high scoring 15-8 ballgame.

Mexico City had six batters with multiple hits in the game against East Oahu. Juan Alva led the way, hitting 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Next up for Mexico City, Mexico is the winner of the game between East Oahu, Hawaii and Los Alamitos, California. Mexico City’s next game will take place Sunday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Day Two: Kaohsiung City Scores Early and Often in Win

Asian Pacific Zone’s Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei team showed their offensive firepower in their win over Chicago, Illinois in day two of the Bronco World Series tournament at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball Complex. Kaohsiung City racked up 11 hits on their way to 12 runs in the 10-point, mercy rule victory.

Kaohsiung City got to work on the offensive end right away. They scored three runs in the first inning, then added two more in the second inning for a 5-0 lead after two.

After a couple one-run innings from Chicago and another run scored for Kaohsiung City, the Chinese held a 6-2 lead heading into the sixth inning. That’s when Kaohsiung City’s really found their groove.

Doubles from Shao-Lun and Te-Yu started the outburst for K.C. in the sixth. Each of the batters brought in a run each, but it was passed balls that put the game away for K.C.

Three runs were scored on passed balls in the sixth inning of the ballgame, including K.C.’s eleventh and twelfth points that resulted in the mercy rule call. Kaohsiung City won the matchup 12-2 after six innings of play.

K.C.’s offense put on a show, but they’re pitching was just as impressive. Po-Han, Shan-Yu, Yu-Cheng and Yu-Heng came together to allow just four hits and two runs while striking out a combined 12 batters in the win for K.C.

Shao-Lun led the way for K.C. with his bat. Shao-Lun went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Next up for Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei is the winner of Sunday’s matchup between Chicago, Illinois and Palmview, Texas. Kaohsiung City will play the winner Sunday, August 5 at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball Complext – 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

Day Two: Los Alamitos Pulls Away Late for Win over Cranberry T., PA

The 2018 Bronco World Series host team, Los Alamitos saved themselves from tournament elimination with a win over Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Los Alamitos exploded for five runs in the sixth inning to break the tie and win the ballgame 8-3.

The game between Cranberry and Los Alamitos got off to an exciting start. After Cranberry got the game’s first run on the board in the top of the first, Los Alamitos responded with the tournament’s first home run.

Los Alamitos’ Andrew Oropeza hit the first 2018 Bronco World Series home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was a two RBI shot that brought in himself and Julian Leon, it also gave Los Alamitos the early 2-1 lead.

The hosts hurt themselves in the top of the second, though and gave up the lead after an error allowed two Cranberry runners to score.

Los Alamitos’ Julian Leon continued to make an impact in the game and scored a run in the bottom of the third. Leon stole second, stole third then scored on a wild pitch, tying the game up at three.

The game went a few scoreless innings until Los Alamitos exploded in the bottom of the sixth inning and put the game away.

An error allowed the first run of the inning to score for the hosts, but then a Matthew Jensen two-RBI double, Adam Louiso single and passed ball allowed four more runners to score.

Los Alamitos tallied five runs in the bottom of the sixth and Cranberry couldn’t recover in their final at-bat. Los Alamitos won the game 8-3 and saved themselves from Bronco World Series elimination.

Julian Leon had an outstanding ballgame for Los Alamitos. Leon went 4-for-4, scored three runs and stole three bases.

Next for Los Alamitos, California is the loser of the game between Mexico City, Mexico and East Oahu, Hawaii. The next game for the hosts will be at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Day One: Oahu Bats Come Alive in Victory Over Cranberry T., PA

Oahu, Hawaii defeated Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex Friday, August 3 in the first game of the 2018 Bronco World Series. Oahu racked up 12 hits, on their way to 13 runs in a 13-3, mercy rule victory.

An infield single brought in the runner waiting on third to give Cranberry the first score of the game. A few moments later, Cranberry had the bases loaded with Daniel Leech up to bat.

Oahu walked Leech and the second run of the game came around to score, giving Cranberry the 2-0 lead after the first inning.

Oahu didn’t take long to respond, getting their first run in just two batters into the game. A single then a passed pitch allowed Oahu’s leadoff man to get on.

A few pitches later, another passed pitch occurred and the leadoff man was able to cross home standing up. A walk and a hit later, Oahu once again had a runner on third.

Tanner Pangan popped a ball to shallow right field that the first baseman and right fielder couldn’t grab. The ball hit the floor and the third base runner scored and tied the game at two.

After a walk, Oahu loaded the bases with Braeden Medieros batting. Medieros hit a ball up the middle and brought around two runners to score. After a wild pitch, another run scored and Oahu was suddenly up 5-2.

Oahu ended up batting around the order and scoring seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. Oahu added another in the bottom of the third, making it a 8-2 ballgame.

Cranberry didn’t score another run until the top of the fourth inning. Andrew Warhol tripled, then a single from the next batter brought him in to score. The run barely made a dent in Oahu’s lead, leaving it an 8-3 game.

Oahu ended up scoring a run in the fourth, then four more in the fifth, increasing their lead to 10 at 13-3. The mercy rule was called and Oahu won the game.

Oahu's next game will be against the winner of Mexico City and Los Alamitos on Saturday, August 4.

Day One: Chicago, IL Wins Close One Against Palmview, TX

Chicago, Illinois wins a close matchup against Palmview, Texas in both teams’ first game of the 2018 Bronco World Series. A costly walk in the fifth inning on Palmview’s end resulted in the game-winning run for Chicago at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex Friday, August 3.

Chicago opened the scoring after a failed attempt to pick off a runner taking second allowed Jonah Weathers to score from third. The Weathers run gave Chicago the early lead.

It took a couple innings, but Palmview got the game’s next score on the board to tie the game up. It was Isaac Lopez who smacked a ball over the center fielder’s head for a RBI double.

The next batter did the same as Lopez and switched spots with him, making it a 2-1 game in favor of Palmview after three innings. Chicago tied right back up in their next at-bat, though thanks to a passed ball.

Neither team was able to get ahead of the other throughout the first half of the ballgame. Chicago got a chance to break it open in the top of the fifth.

With runners on first and third, Palmview chose to walk Chicago’s Kevari Thunderbird and face Destin Edwards with bases loaded.

Edwards kept his eye on every Palmview pitch, drew a walk, brought a run in, and loaded the bases once again.

Palmview switched pitchers after the Edwards walk, and the fresh arm was able to strike out the next Chicago batter and end the top of the fifth inning. Chicago left the bases loaded and it was another one run inning.

With the ballgame at 3-2, Palmview had a chance to make noise with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning. A groundball was hit to the second baseman and the batter was easily thrown out at first to end the inning.

Chicago added another run in the top of the seventh, leaving it a 4-2 game with Palmview coming up to bat. Palmview got a hit but was unable to get a run. Chicago won the two-run ballgame.

Jonah Weathers had himself a ballgame. He had one hit and scored three of the four runs for Chicago, IL in the victory.

Chicago and Palmview will both play next Sunday, August 4 at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex.

For full game stats, head to GameChanger now.

Day One: Mexico City Escapes Los Alamitos with Win

Mexico City, Mexico was barely able to escape the Bronco World Series host team, Los Alamitos, California in the last game Friday, August 3 at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex. Mexico loaded the bases and drew a walk to bring in the winning run of the 4-3 ballgame.

The matchup between Mexico and Los Alamitos was a very close one. Neither of the teams were able to score in the first half of the ballgame.

It wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth inning that Mexico started the scoring. A double from Haziel Flores scored the first runner of the game.

The runner Flores batted in was the only one of the inning, though and Mexico entered the fifth up on Los Alamitos, 1-0.

In the top of the fifth, Los Alamitos leadoff man Ryan Diggle reached second on a pop fly that Mexico’s left fielder couldn’t handle.

With Diggle on second and two outs, Jack Riggle came up to bat and got a hold of a ball for an RBI single. Diggle scored to even the game up at one for Los Alamitos after 4.5 innings.

Mexico retaliated to the Los Alamitos run quickly. Jesus Yañez crossed home after a defensive indifference rattled the Los Alamitos infield.

A few pitches later, Los Alamitos’ pitcher threw a wild pitch and another Mexico base runner scored. The mistakes on Los Alamitos side made it a 3-1 game in favor of Mexico after five innings.

Los Alamitos was able to add a run for themselves in the top of the sixth, making it a one run game. Los Alamitos could’ve left the inning with more, but left two runners on base.

Los Alamitos used some late magic to come around to score In the bottom of the seventh inning. An Adam Louiso triple to deep left field brought around the tying run.

Mexico City loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, though and Los Alamitos’ pitcher threw an unfortunate wild pitch, allowing Mexico City’s winning run to score.

Mexico City’s 4-3 win capped off an exciting day one of Bronco World Series baseball.

Next up for Mexico City, Mexico is Oahu, Hawaii. The match-up is set for Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamitos Youth Baseball complex.


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