SHELBY, N.C. -- Andrew Mendoza and Anthony Timmons combined on a three-hit shutout to lift Lakewood, Calif., to a 4-0 victory that eliminated Milford from the American Legion World Series Saturday.
Sean Cameron had two of Milford's three hits. The other came from Ed Michaud. Post 196, which went 10-0 to win the the Connecticut and Northeast Region championship, finishes 28-8.
Mendoza and Kyle Clary hit a pair of doubles as Lakewood took a 4-0 lead against Milford starter Cody Hadden after two innings.
Three of those runs scored on a pair of wild pitches and an error.
Milford reliever Jacob Saley pitched a three-hit shutout through the final six innings, but Milford's lineup never got a runner past second base.
Mendoza allowed just two hits and struck out 5 in 6 1/3 innings before Timmons closed the game.
He allowed just one hit and struck out two.
MILFORD 000 000 000 -- 0 3 1
LAKEWOOD 130 000 00x-- 4 7 2
Batteries: M -- Cody Hadden (L), Jacob Saley (3) and Joe Zanghi; L --Andrew Mendoza (W), Anthony Timmons (7) and Kyler Kolb.