Page Brake lost to Long Beach 7-4 and was eliminated from the International Softball Congress World Fastpitch Tournament Monday at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Long Beach pitcher Russell Snow was coasting with a two-hit shutout until his own wildness allowed Page Brake to score four runs in the sixth inning on just one hit.Page Brake's biggest mistake was its own baserunning. Twice during the game, baserunning mistakes took them out of the game.
With no one out in the sixth inning, Scott Deuel lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to score a run, but Jeff Jensen was picked off first base for a double play.
And in the fourth inning, Stephen Glasker, who had two hits, including a triple to lead off the inning, was caught in a rundown at third base.
After Page Brake closed the gap to 5-4 in the sixth inning, Rick Hopkins blasted a solo home run in the seventh inning to give Long Beach the cushion needed for the win.