That’s when they will host the winner of today’s Padres vs. Phillies game. The Phillies advanced to today’s matchup with some late-game heroics that gave them a 17-15 victory over the Dodgers.
Indians 18, Padres 0
The Indians scored eight runs in the top of the first inning to take a commanding early lead in their matchup of the tournament’s two teams with perfect records.
Noah Daniel, Dax Edwards, Thacker Lively and Bailey Campbell had key hits in the first inning. Lively also hit a two-run shot in the third inning.
Daniel had three hits with a walk and three runs; Edwards, two hits with a run; Lively, four hits with two home runs and three runs and Campbell, one hit, two walks and two runs.
Also contributing to the offensive fireworks were Dylan Webb, one hit with a run, Alan Thacker, two hits with a walk and three runs, Jordan Vinall, two hits with a walk and two runs, Jacob Gambill, two walks and two runs and Harrison Heath, a run.
Campbell, Daniel and Edwards combined for a two-hit shutout while fanning eight.
For the Padres, Jacob Frye and Brycen Jones had one hit each. Rodrick Winburn, Brycen Jones, Brant Smith and Zach Taylor pitched for the Padres, combining for two strikeouts.
The game was called after four innings due to the run rule.
Phillies 17, Dodgers 15
The Phillies defeated the Dodgers 17-15 in an extra-inning thriller that was stopped last week due to inclement weather and continued Tuesday.
Last Thursday the game was stopped with the Phillies leading 3-1. It was resumed Tuesday in the second inning.
The Phillies started with a bang Tuesday, darting out to a 15-5 lead and the Dodgers just staved off an early end to the game by scoring a run, to close to 15-6.
The Dodgers then rallied in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 15-all on hits by Spencer Dickey, Trevor Lawrence, Curtis Wilkes, Thomas Jolly, Lawrence again, Wilkes again and Austin Clark. The big hit was a two-run home run by Lawrence after Dickey was issued an intentional walk.
The Phillies then scored two runs in the top of the seventh and held on for the win.
For the Phillies, Jack Hacker had three hits with three runs; Khase Willis, three hits with a run; Auston Davis, one hit with a home run and three walks and Jordan Blackmon, one hit with a run. Also, Holmes had a walk and two runs; Nick Root, a walk and a run; Dayne Roberts, a walk and a run; Reece Thompson, a walk and a run; Bailey Belisario, a walk and a run; Jake Norris, a walk and a run and Blane Belisario, a walk and a run.
For the Dodgers, Jolly had three hits with three runs; Dickey, three hits, a walk and three runs; Lawrence, four hits, a walk and two runs; Wilkes, three hits, a walk and a run; Clark, two hits, two walks and a run; Trey Harkins, one hit with a run; Preston Welchel, one hit with two runs; Max Rohland, a walk and a run and Juan Guerrero, a run.
A total of 10 pitchers were used in the game. Pitching for the Phillies were Root, Norris, Davis, Hacker, Willis, Holmes and Bailey Belisario. Dodger hurlers were Dickey, Justin Zalonas and Clark.
The Phillies will play the Padres today at 6 p.m.
The winner then plays the Indians Thursday at 6 p.m. with a “what if” game set for Friday at 6 p.m.