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Coventry, R.I., takes 13-year-old Babe Ruth title

August 01. 2013 10:49PM

Manny Bjorklund of Coventry R.I. drove in 11 runs in two games including six in the second championship game to lead his team past Plymouth, Mass. 19-13 for the 13-year-old Babe Ruth New England Regional Baseball Tournament championship at Gill Stadium in Manchester on Thursday.

Coventry defeated Plymouth 17-8 earlier in the evening to force the second title game. Coventry earns a World Series berth to Williston, N.D.

Coventry led 11-10 before scoring eight runs in the sixth inning. Bjorklund, who had a three-run homer in the first game, highlighted the nightcap win with a grand slam.

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