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Cedar Mill stars get back on track

The 11-12 Majors all-stars beat Latin America 9-0 in game two of the World Series
by: MILES VANCE, Cedar Mill pitcher Kim Ryder delivers a pitch during her four-hit shutout performance on Friday against Soraida Juliana Little League of Curacao in the Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy.

What a difference a day makes.

Just 24 hours after getting smacked around 9-1 in its Little League Softball World Series opener, Cedar Mill came back in style Friday in its second game.

Cedar Mill, the District 4 champ and host team for the 2006 Series at Alpenrose Dairy, routed Soraida Juliana Little League of Curacao, the Latin America representative, 9-0.

Kim Ryder threw a four-hit shutout in the win - the second of four pool play games for her team - striking out three and not allowing a walk.

"We put (the game-one loss) behind us," she said. "We knew we could come back and beat them."

Ryder added two hits, drove in two and scored once, while teammates Katie Mardesich, Anne Marie Richards and Sarah Wilson added two hits each in the win.

Cedar Mill has a bye Saturday, then returns to action at 2:30 p.m. Sunday against Pequannock Little League of New Jersey, the East representative.

For a complete game story, see the Aug. 17 edition of the Beaverton Valley Times. To view a complete photo gallery from this game, go to www.milesvance.exposuremanager.com and click on the "Summer 2006" link.