Timothy Williams knocked in three runs, sparking the San Diego Force (1-1) to a 5-2 victory over the Austin Gold Sox (0-2) on Thursday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.He homered in the fourth inning and singled in the sixth innings.
Eliot Smith racked up nine strikeouts in the the San Diego Force win. Smith allowed two earned runs, seven hits and two walks over 7 2/3 innings.
Colten Boothe had two extra-base hits for the Austin Gold Sox. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the fourth and sixth innings.
Clint Sharp ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the NBCWS. He lasted just four innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed four runs.
San Diego andvance in the loser's bracket with the win while the Austin Gold Sox are now eliminated.