Dodgers RBI Urban Youth Academy and Dodgers RBI Venice Boys and Girls Clubs played in the championship
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers RBI Urban Youth Academy (UYA) captured the first-ever MLB Jr. RBI Showcase Classic championship with a 18-17 7-inning victory over the Dodgers RBI Venice Boys and Girls Clubs at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Dodgers RBI UYA tied the game at 16-16 in the bottom of the sixth inning with a home run off the bat of Patrick Nova. After Dodgers RBI Venice Boys and Girls Club recaptured the lead in the top of the seventh inning, Dodgers RBI UYA won the championship with a walk-off two-run home run by Vincent Temesvary, his second of the game. Dodgers RBI UYA finished the tournament with a 5-0 record.
The Los Angeles Jr. RBI Classic Showcase, which was co-hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, began on Friday, May 23 and ended today. Opening ceremonies and a skills clinic was held at Dodger Stadium on Friday and all games were played at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton. The participating teams took an outing to Angels Stadium yesterday and were housed on the campus of the University of Southern California for the duration of the tournament. The inaugural Jr. RBI showcase included Dodgers RBI which consisted of three separate teams from the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice and the City of Los Angeles Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, Angels RBI (Anaheim, CA) and San Diego Padres RBI (San Diego, CA). The round-robin tournament marked the first-ever competitive element of RBI’s younger playing divisions comprised of youngsters ages 11-12.
Dodgers RBI Urban Youth Academy will be recognized at a 2014 Dodgers home game.
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