Philadelphia RBI team reaches semifinals

Jack Christmas and Demetrius Isaac each went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, and the Philadelphia Phillies junior RBI team ousted Houston from the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series, 5-4, in extra innings in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. Christmas scored the winning run in the eighth inning on a walk-off single by pinch hitter Austin Mikula. The Philadelphia team was to face the Dominican Republic in a semifinal later Saturday. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday morning.