The West Cumberland softball team remained undefeated at the Junior League World Series in Kirkland, Wash., on Wednesday with a 6-0 win over Emilia, Italy, clinching the top spot in its pool heading into the quarterfinals.
The team of 12- to 14- year olds from Bridgeton in Cumberland County outscored its opponents 31-12 in its four pool play games.
Alyssa Donato scored in the first inning and again in the third. She was 2-for-4 in the game with two singles.
Cumberland scored three more runs in the fifth on a passed ball, a single by Gracie Meyer and a single by Jaclyn Lesher.
Haley Hulitt scored the final run in the sixth, bringing the score to 6-0. She was 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Hulitt continued to shine on the mound, pitching three innings with five strikeouts Wednesday.
"If you told me (in the beginning of the season) that we would be at the World Series, I probably would have said, 'Nah, I don't think so.' And here we are, 4-0," said Cumberland coach Gary Woodruff in a phone interview. "We're winning and we're going to keep winning. There's no stopping us now."
Cumberland is now two wins from the Junior League World Series final. They will face Windsor, from Ontario, Canada, in the quarterfinals today at 2 p.m.