An 11-run scoring explosion by Columbia, Tenn., in the third inning last night doomed Boyertown to a 16-5 defeat at the American Legion World Series in Bartlesville, Okla.
Boyertown posted an 11-10 comeback win over Eden Prairie, Minn., on Saturday night. But the Bears (54-9) could not overtake Columbia (56-10) in suffering their first loss of the tournament.
Bears starter Chuck Nicholas tossed two shutout innings before the Tennessee team chased him in the third with a seven-run outburst.
Reliever Alex Neiman allowed four more runs in the inning and nine overall.