Shelby, N.C. — Jesuit High School-based Retif Oil defeated Brooklawn, N.J., 4-0 to win the American Legion World Series on Tuesday night.
The New Orleans-based team is the first Louisiana team to win the World Series since a Rummel of Metairie-based team won in 2006.
Tuesday’s victory was the second victory against Brooklawn in two days. The game was delayed by rain and lightning, and did not start until about 10 p.m.
Emerson Gibbs went the distance, scattering three hits, with three strikeouts. Gibbs retired the side in order seven out of nine innings.
Matt Robert led Retief Oil (41-7) at the plate with a two-run double and a sacrifice fly.
Gibbs’ efforts in the World Series earned him the George Rulon Player of the Year
and the Bob Feller Pitcher Award.