JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The New Orleans Boosters defeated Johnstown (Martella's) 7-2 Friday to advance to the championship round of the All-American Amateur Baseball Association tournament.
New Orleans (5-0) batted around in the third inning to post six runs on three hits (singles by Justin Ory, Spencer Miller, and Grant Mathews) and walks by Noah Fontenot and Justin Nussbaum. The Boosters added a seventh run in the seventh when Grant Schulz reached on an error and scored on another error.
Johnstown's two runs came in the seventh on back-to-back singles, followed by a wild pitch and a bases-loaded hit by pitch.
New Orleans' Mason Mayfield pitched six innings with Daniel Dugas appearing in relief.
With the victory, the Boosters advance to face Johnstown's Paul Carpenter entry in the championship game, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday. The game will mark the 26th title game appearance for the New Orleans franchise as the franchise seeks its 15th championship.