Nuscotomek Palomino team splits last day of world series

Members of the Nuscotomek Palomino team, navy blue jerseys, pose with team Mexico at the 2019 Palomino League World Series at Uni-Trade Stadium in Laredo, Texas. Nuscotomek lost to Paderborn, Germany and defeated Laredo in the last day of the tournament.

After dropping its first-ever Palomino League World Series game on Friday, the Nuscotomek team split its final two games of the tournament at Uni-Trade Stadium in Laredo, Texas Saturday.

In the first game of the day, Paderborn, Germany defeated Nuscotomek 13-3 to become the first European team to ever win a game in the Palomino World Series.

In the nightcap, Tyler Hiller roped four hits, including a pair of doubles, as Nuscotomek brought out the big bats with a 20-6 win over tournament hosts Laredo Marucci.

Hiller, Ryan Crockett, Owen Jackson, Caleb Hunter, Sam Marion and Zane Gadbois all notched RBIs in a 10-run third, an inning after Jackson homered.

Cesar Anaya was the winning pitcher after allowing six runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Based out of Aroma Park and Kankakee, six local high schools were represented on the 17-18 age division team.

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