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SAN BERNADINO, California — Oregon’s all-stars from Bend North Little League could not get past their Pacific Northwest rivals from Washington on Saturday afternoon in the finals of the Northwest Regional, but things were closer than the meeting of a week before.
After falling to the team from Lynwood 10-2 in the first round of pool play, Oregon went on to win four straight games against Wyoming, Montana and Alaska, twice. They outscored their opponents 30-2 in three games before holding on in a rematch with their neighbors to the far north to advance to the regional title game.
Head Coach Dan Ruhl said his number one goal was have fun, but he hoped to make some history too. Sadly, that will have to wait until next season.
Washington advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania taking on teams from the states and internationally starting Thursday.
Brett Reckamp contributed to this story