Meridian eliminated from Cal Ripken World Series

Meridian’s run in the tournament ended Wednesday with a 12-2 loss in four innings against undefeated Manoa, Hawaiii, in the final game of pool play at Cal Sr.’s Yard. The U-12 squad got off to a hot start after Jackson Reed stole home followed by an RBI fielder’s choice from Jacob Hughes. But Manoa (4-0) found its spark, putting 11 runs on the board in the third and fourth innings. Meridian, the Pacific Northwest champion, finishes the tournament 2-2.