14s bow out in tough defeatThe manager puts the blame on poor umpiring in the Pasco tourney.

"Manager Mike Patterson wasn't ready to go home.We should still be playing, he insisted Thursday, following his team's elimination from the U.S. Amateur Baseball Association 14-year-old World Series in Pasco this week.After a five-game, three-day weekend seeding round in which the team won two games and lost three, Bainbridge overcame an early three-run deficit to defeat Puerto Rico 4-3 earlier in the day in the tournament's opening game. "

“Manager Mike Patterson wasn’t ready to go home.We should still be playing, he insisted Thursday, following his team’s elimination from the U.S. Amateur Baseball Association 14-year-old World Series in Pasco this week.After a five-game, three-day weekend seeding round in which the team won two games and lost three, Bainbridge overcame an early three-run deficit to defeat Puerto Rico 4-3 earlier in the day in the tournament’s opening game.Facing host Pasco – to whom they’d lost 10-3 on Friday – the team took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Bainbridge retired the first two batters, but Pasco came back to put runners on first and second. The next batter hit a routine grounder to short, and the game appeared to be over when the field umpire called an out at first.But, inexplicably, he called for a time-out and looked at the home plate umpire, who signaled safe.In the confusion, the runner on second came home to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Pasco plated the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to win, 4-3.That was the most outrageous call I’ve ever seen in baseball, Patterson steamed. Earlier in the game, that same umpire made a controversial balk call, and when I protested, he told me, ‘Remember, I can determine who is the winner and the loser.’When parents from the other team come up to you after the game, tell you that you won the game and apologize on behalf of the Tri-Cities, you know something’s wrong. The umpires stole that game from us.It was hard to come back emotionally, and the loss meant we had to play two extra games, which burned up our pitching staff.Bainbridge stayed alive by defeating North Idaho Tuesday morning 2-1 as Kevin Roach and Jeremy Ellison combined on a seven-hitter. David Lantz drove in Matt Frazee with what proved to be the winning run in the third inning.But later that day the Dream Team from Victoria, B.C. defeated Bainbridge 9-1.That was a great baseball team, said Charlie Peach, the father of Zack Peach, who had pitched a complete game shutout against Tacoma’s Northwest Reds in the team’s opening game on Friday. They put us out of our misery.He added that we saw a high level of competitive ball. One kid hit a 347-foot home run. These teams aren’t just community-based. They go out and recruit.And we didn’t have any idea of what we were getting into with the heat. It was a hundred and five degrees every day. I was so happy when I drove back through the pass and saw that it was 64 degrees.Peach concurred with Patterson about the Pasco game.When we lost that game we lost a lot of momentum, he said. Things just got out of hand in that game.Despite the early ouster, Patterson felt good his team’s participation in the tournament.There was some excellent competition and we played up to that level, he said. “