By Phil Anastasia
Brooklawn is one win away from its second consecutive American Legion World Series title.
Winning pitcher Pete Farlow had two hits and Fran Kinsey (pictured) knocked in three runs Monday night as Brooklawn beat Waipahu, Hi., by a 7-6 score in the semifinals of the World Series in Shelby, N.C.
Brooklawn (53-7) faces the winner of Monday night's second semifinal between Omaha, Neb., and Midland, Mich., in the World Series title game Tuesday at 7. The game will be televised by ESPN-U.
Farlow, a senior at Gloucester Catholic, worked 7 2/3 innings. Audubon graduate Kevin Terifay earned the save, pitching 1 1/3 innings and recording four strikeouts.
Terifay recorded the last out of the eighth inning with a strikeout with runners on second and third and recorded the last out of the game with a strikeout with runners on second and third.
"Too much of a white-knuckler," Brooklawn coach Dennis Barth said of the dramatic victory.
Of his pitchers, Barth said, "Nothing bothers Terifay or Pete."
Kinsey, a senior at Gloucester Catholic, was 2-for-3. He delivered a two-run single in the fifth as Brooklawn took a 6-0 lead and an RBI single in the seventh to stretch the lead to 7-3.
Vineland graduate Johnny Malatesta was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Gloucester Catholic senior Anthony Harrold was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Brooklawn.
Brooklawn will have ace right-hander Tyler Mondile (11-0), a junior at Gloucester Catholic, rested and ready for Tuesday night's title game.
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