Detroit Metro Stars’ Frank Maloney bunts the ball on Sunday during Game 7 of the Connie Mack World Series against the South Troy Dodgers at Ricketts
Detroit Metro Stars' Frank Maloney bunts the ball on Sunday during Game 7 of the Connie Mack World Series against the South Troy Dodgers at Ricketts Park in Farmington. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times)
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FARMINGTON — Errors proved fatal to Detroit's Connie Mack World Series hopes.

South Troy took advantage of five Metro Star mistakes in a 5-1 victory on Sunday at Ricketts Park, eliminating Detroit from the tournament.

"We've never made that many errors in a game. It was uncharacteristic," Metro Stars' manager Shawn Maloney said. "I just feel bad for the kids going out playing a game like that."

Detroit mistakes led to a four-run sixth inning for the Dodgers.

An error by starting pitcher Joey Wolf put Sean Egan aboard. Egan was the last batter Wolf would face.

Reliever Brandon Hughes' first pitch sailed to the backstop, allowing Egan to advance.

South Troy Dodgers’ third basemen Justin Yurchak hits a double to center field on Sunday during Game 7 of the Connie Mack World Series against the
South Troy Dodgers' third basemen Justin Yurchak hits a double to center field on Sunday during Game 7 of the Connie Mack World Series against the Detroit Metro Stars at Ricketts Park in Farmington. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times)

After a sacrifice bunt moved the runner to third, Egan came around to score on the fifth Metro Star error when a slow roller went under the glove of second baseman Anthony Diponio's glove to give the Dodgers the 2-1 lead.

After a walk to the next batter, Kevin Smith broke the game open with a 2-run triple to the gap in right-center.

"We got a few guys on, and it was in a big spot. I was telling myself that I was going to be in that situation all game long," Smith said. "It was a great feeling for all these guys and a great opportunity."

Smith scored one pitch later on a suicide squeeze play to give South Troy the 5-1 advantage.

Nick Chiseri threw 6 1/3 innings in the victory, allowing just one run on two hits with five strikeouts. Chiseri, who will start his junior year in high school this fall, is the youngest player on the Dodgers' squad, but head coach Kevin Rogers said the 16-year-old lefty has been one of the most consistent pitchers for South Troy.

"Nick pitched great. I can't say enough about it," Rogers said. "We're proud of him."

South Troy struck first in the top of the third after an error in left field by Diponio.

Diponio couldn't come up with a long fly ball to the left center field gap from Justin Yurchak, which allowed Smith to come around from first base to score.

Detroit answered back in the bottom half of the inning with its first run of the tournament.

Joey Rydzewski was hit by a pitch to lead off and then was driven in from second base three batters later on a single by Hughes.

Wolf took the loss on the mound for Detroit, allowing two unearned runs for the Metro Stars in five innings. All five South Troy runs were unearned.

The bats never got going in the tournament for Detroit. The Metro Stars had just three hits and one run in the two games after being one-hit by Bill Hood starter Kade Granier in their opener.

The win broke a CMWS drought for the Dodgers, who lost both games in 2013 and their 2014 opener against D-BAT Leach.

"I was telling the guys we can't go two and out again," Smith said. "To get that first win under your belt feels great, and hopefully we can keep rolling."

The Dodgers will be off until Tuesday, when they face the loser of today's game between the Midland Redskins and Frozen Ropes.

"Either way, we're going to line up and play," Rogers said.

Joshua Perry is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and jperry@daily-times.com. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.