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Lake Oswego advances to Little League regionals
The Laker 11-12 All-Stars now play with a trip to the Little League World Series on the line
The Lake Oswego Little League 11-12 year old All-Star team completed pool play in the Oregon State Little League tournament, finishing 4-0 and securing the No. 2 overall seed.
"Our focus is to not let one bad play get us down and to build each other. In so many games this year, someone would make a mistake and then come back and do something incredible," coach Allen Goodall said.
After pool play Lake Oswego advanced to the quarterfinals on July 25, defeating Medford National 11-5.
The victory over Medford advanced Lake Oswego to a semifinal rematch against Sprague on Saturday morning. In a pitchers duel Lake Oswego outlasted Sprague, putting up three runs in the fifth inning and earning a 3-0 victory to secure a spot in the afternoon championship game against Klamath Falls.
Lake Oswegos pitching, defense and bats proved to be too much for Klamath Falls in a 7-0 victory.
By becoming the Oregon State Little League champions, Lake Oswego advances to the regional tournament in San Bernardino, Calif., (Aug. 2-10) for a right to play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.
"We've had some kids from the 2007 Little League team come and talk to our players at practice, just to talk about what it takes to get there," Goodall said.
You can follow all the regional games live via Twitter: @LOAllStars.