JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Despite a 4-1 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday, the New Orleans Boosters remain alive in their quest to defend their All American Amateur Baseball Association national championship.
Buffalo took advantage of sloppy New Orleans defense to hand the Boosters their first loss of the week.
Three teams in Pool A tied with 2-1 records, but New Orleans advanced as the top seed from its pool on the second tie-breaker, which was fewest runs allowed.
The tournament now transitions to a single-elimination format, with the top two teams from each of the four pools advancing to Thursday’s quarterfinals.
New Orleans meets Zanesville, the second-place team from Pool D and the only team to advance out of pool play with a 1-2 record, at 10 a.m. CDT at historic Point Stadium.
The other quarterfinal matchups pit New Brunswick against Chicago Metro, Columbus, Ohio, against Cleveland and the second Johnstown entry, Paul Carpenter’s, against Brooklyn.