- Aug 12:
- Winning the CMWS: D-BAT Gallegos manager credits his mentor for teaching him about baseball, life
- Aug 9:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos, Midland dominate Connie Mack World Series awards
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos sweeps Midland Redskins to win series title
- Aug 8:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 8
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 19, D-BAT Gallegos vs. Midland Redskins
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins beat D-BAT Leach in Game 17 to move one win away from the title
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 7
- Aug 7:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos' seventh-inning rally knocks out Danville in Game 16
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 17, Midland Redskins vs. D-BAT Leach
- Aug 6:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 6
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach eliminates Carolina Vaqueros in Game 14
- CMWS 2014: Danville Hoots advance past South Troy Dodgers in Game 13
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 15, Midland Redskins vs. D-BAT Gallegos
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos remains unbeaten, topping D-BAT Leach 4-3 in Game 12
- CMWS 2014: Carolina Vaqueros walk off Bill Hood in Game 11
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 5
- Aug 5:
- CMWS 2014: South Troy stays alive, beating Frozen Ropes 2-1 in Game 10
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 12, D-BAT Gallegos vs. D-BAT Leach
- Aug 4:
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach survives scare from Bill Hood in Game 9
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 4
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins rally to beat Frozen Ropes 6-3 in Game 8
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 9, D-BAT Leach vs. Bill Hood Baseball
- CMWS 2014: Season ends for Strike Zone after 16-2 loss to Danville Hoots
- Aug 3:
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 3
- CMWS 2014: South Troy Dodgers eliminate Detroit Metro Stars from series after 5-1 victory in Game 7
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood's Zach Clark claims Home Run Derby title
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 6, Strike Zone vs. Danville Hoots
- Aug 2:
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood blanks Detroit Metro Stars 3-0 in Game 5
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 2
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach blasts South Troy in five innings in Game 4
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos beats Danville Hoots 7-5 in Game 3
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 5, Bill Hood Baseball vs. Detroit Metro Stars
- CMWS 2014: Highlights from Day 1
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins walk off in extra innings against Farmington's Strike Zone
- Aug 1:
- CMWS 2014: Frozen Ropes slam Carolina Vaqueros in opening game
- CMWS 2014: New mascot, Hall of Fame inductees are among highlights of opening ceremony
- Connie Mack World Series Parade introduces 10 teams to Farmington
- CMWS 2014: Live coverage of Game 2, Midland Redskins vs. Strike Zone
- Jul 31:
- CMWS 2014: Read about the teams competing for the Connie Mack World Series title
- CMWS 2014: Strike Zone will make its fifth consecutive series appearance
- CMWS 2014: Carolina Vaqueros hopes for first title since 1994
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Leach makes second straight series appearance
- CMWS 2014: South Troy Dodgers make back-to-back series appearance
- CMWS 2014: Detroit Metro Stars make their first tournament appearance
- CMWS 2014: D-BAT Gallegos brings talented group to the series
- CMWS 2014: Midland Redskins look for their 14th championship
- CMWS 2014: Frozen Ropes looks to make a deeper run
- CMWS 2014: Danville Hoots brings a young team to the series
- CMWS 2014: Bill Hood Baseball returns to series for first time since 2010
FARMINGTON — The Midland hitters came out ready to roll against D-BAT Gallegos.
On Wednesday night at Ricketts Park, the Redskins scored five runs in the top of the first inning on their way to a 10-3 victory over the team from Dallas in a battle of the final two unbeaten teams at the Connie Mack World Series.
Catcher Ty Duvall did most of the damage for Midland, going 2-for-4 with a home run, double and six RBIs.
"I was just thankful to my teammates for being on base," 16-year-old Duvall said. "I was just the one to come up with the big hit in the big situation."
After an RBI triple from Brandon Montgomery and a bases-loaded walk by Greyson Jenista, Duvall hammered a 3-run double to put Midland up 5-0.
Midland Redskin's catcher Ty Duvall hits the ball on Wednesday during Game 15 of the Connie Mack World Series against D-BAT Gallegos at Ricketts Park in Farmington. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times)
D-BAT Gallegos scored twice in the bottom of the first, but the Vanderbilt commit quickly got those runs back for Midland with a 3-run home run to right field.
"It was a fastball up and in, and that's my happy zone," Duvall said of the home run. "I was just trying to go the other way, but he left one up, and I got a hold of it."
Midland added a pair of runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Jenista that scored Montgomery and Greg Deichmann.
Devin Smeltzer picked up his second win of the tournament on the mound after throwing six innings, giving up three runs on seven hits while striking out five.
Smeltzer also got the victory on the mound against Strike Zone in Midland's opener on Friday.
"Smeltzer pitched really, really well and threw strikes," Midland head coach Dave Evans said.
D-BAT Gallegos starter Gabe Constantine struggled in the loss, allowing four runs without recording an out.
Both teams will be in action again today.
Midland will face off with D-BAT Leach in the 7:30 p.m. game.
"There are four great baseball teams left. Any one of them can win this thing," Evans said. "We're just happy to be in the spot we're in."
D-BAT Gallegos will play Danville at 5:30 p.m. Gallegos defeated the Hoots once this tournament on Saturday, winning 7-5.
Joshua Perry is the sports editor of The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.