Thanks to Abington's 8-4 win over West Bridgewater Tuesday night in Day Five of the Charis tournament, the 1o-year old Easton Nationals advance to the semifinals of the Charis tournament, which will take place Wednesday and Thursday at Militia Park.
The 10-year old Nationals, who finished second in their bracket -- also featuring Abington, West Bridgewater and Bridgewater -- are the second Easton team to advance to the semifinals of their age group (the Americans advanced Monday after defeating South Boston).
Wednesday's semifinal matchup features the Easton Americans -- who finished second in their bracket -- and Abington, while the Easton Nationals will face Shrewsbury, the first place team in the American's bracket, Thursday in the other 10-year old semifinals. The two winners will face off in the finals on Friday.
Speaking of Shrewsbury, the 9-year old Shrewsbury Nationals advanced to the finals of their bracket after defeating Milford, 8-3, in the semifinals. They will face Marlboro, which advanced after its 8-4 victory over the Shrewsbury Americans in the other semifinal contest. That matchup takes place Friday.
In other action Tuesday, the 11-year old Easton Nationals were eliminated from the round robin after a 10-3 loss to Bridgewater, while the 12-year olds from Whitman advanced to the semifinals after defeating Mansfield, 14-0, in four innings (slaughter rule).