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It's an all-Capital District semifinal at Babe Ruth World Series

Brandon Peda's ninth-inning single wins the game

— Singh began the final Guilderland rally with a one-out bloop single. He moved to second on Jack Grabek's two-out single and scored when Peda's blooper fell before Meridian's right fielder could make the catch.

Guilderland now meets the hosts from Clifton Park, which received a quarterfinal bye after winning its pool play division with an 11-5 victory over Cranston (R.I.) Tuesday. The two Capital District teams have been training together for several months at All-Stars Academy in Latham, adding another subtext to Thursday's semifinal showdown.

"We kept talking about how great it would be if we could make it to the finals, and now we're playing each other for the right to get there," said Grabek. "It's crazy to think that something you dreamed about six months ago is coming true."

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