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Two team moms and a grandmother have histories with the Little League Softball World Series. From left are: Beth Carroll, Rachel Tecca and Julie Severns at the Alpenrose Dairy softball complex in Portland, Oregon. (David Ball/Special to the Akron Beacon Journal)
Tallmadge shortstop Lauren Tecca keeps her eye on the action during Friday's 9-1 win over Prague. (David Ball/Special to the Akron Beacon Journal)
CLEVELAND: Indians manager Terry Francona often says momentum in baseball is only up to the next day’s opposing starting pitcher. And on Wednesday, the Indians faced a brick wall in the form of Stephen Strasburg and lost to the Washington Nationals 4-1.