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Senior Italian girls end District III bid for repeat 1-0

Aug 12, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Italy's Meldoy Sheldon jumps with joy as she makes the last out in the 1-0 victory over District III Laurel to move into the finals of the Senior League World Series.

The senior league girls from Europe and Africa ended the hopes of the District III team to repeat as World Series champions as the Italian squad downed Laurel 1-0.

Italian pitchers Laura Bigatton and Beatrice Zappa held the high-powered Laurel squad scoreless to move to the finals against the USA Central all-stars. The District 11 all-stars from South Bend, Ind., downed USA West 3-1 to move into the finals.

The USA Central squad then defeated Europe and Africa to win the Senior League World Series.

Laurel pitcher Gabby Culver delivers to the plate in the 1-0 loss to Europe Africa. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italy's Meldoy Sheldon turns the first part of a double play attempt during the win over Laurel. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italy's Simona Lazzarini snags a Laurel fly ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Laurel pitcher Gabby Culver was pure concentration during the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Savannah Brown drives one into the outfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italy pitcher Laura Bigatton kept District III off balance for five innings. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Savannah Brown makes a put out at first. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Emily Pusey gets the ball in quickly from the outfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italy manager Argenis Blanco sets the position of his fielders. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italian reliever Beatrice Zappa delivers to the plate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italy outfielder Giulia Meli scoops up a Central hit in the final of the Senior League World Series. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
USA Central's shortstop Dezaray Watts throws out an Italian batter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italian infielder Meldoy Sheldon scoops up a USA Central grounder. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italian infielder Meldoy Sheldon scoops up a USA Central grounder. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Senior League umpires entertain the TV crowd during the fifth-inning stretch. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italy third baseman Valeria Petrosino throws out a USA Central batter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Italy left fielder Giulia Cicala likes her base hit. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
USA Central wins the 2013 Senior League World Series. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
USA Central wins the 2013 Senior League World Series. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
USA Central wins the 2013 Senior League World Series. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
USA Central team members pose with the 2013 Senior League World Series banner. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Europe Africa team from Italy poses with the second-place plaque. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Italian team poses with their team sportsmanship award. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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