SEELEY — It took an extra inning, but the Brawley Little League Padres managed to beat the Calexico Little League Expos 2-1 in their second-round District 22 inter-city major league tournament match at Sunbeam Lake here Wednesday.
"This is a huge win," said Brawley coach Tom Brittain. "It was a heck of a game."
Brawley's Anthony Brittain scored in the first inning thanks to costly errors on the Calexico centerfielder and first baseman. The Padres ran with the 1-0 lead until Expo Pedro Ramirez scored Allan Macedo with a sacrifice in the bottom of the sixth.
Brawley's Jesse Rosales scored in the top of the seventh. The game ended after Calexico couldn't convert in the bottom of the extra inning.
"Our defense came through tough," Tom Brittain said. "Our bats were asleep tonight, but our defense came through."
Brittain said he feels comfortable now that his team has two wins under its belt and said he is looking forward to the third round.