Little League World Series: Oregon lost to Washington in the regional finals after a controversial call

Little League World Series: Oregon lost to Washington in the regional finals after a controversial call

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There was certainly a bit of controversy in Thursday’s Little League World Series Northwest Regional final between Oregon and Washington. With the game tied 2-2 in the seventh inning, a Washington pitcher hit a ball down the left-field baseline with one runner on base.

Third base umpire Clearly Throwing both hands up, saying the ball was wrong at first. However, Washington’s runner at third was instructed by the coach to circle the bases after crossing home plate.

The umpires stopped the game and after reviewing it all in the replay, called a ball show and the run was scored. As a result, Washington won the game in walk-off fashion.

It’s obviously a tough way to lose and, to make matters worse, Oregon took a 2-0 lead before Washington stormed back. Washington tied the game 2-2 in the lone run at home before the game ended in chaos in the sixth inning.

In the Northwest Regional opener, Washington defeated Oregon convincingly 10-1. As a result, Oregon was forced to play in the playoff bracket, meaning that one loss would end their season. However, the Oregon team from Bend North beat Alaska 12-2 on Sunday and beat Idaho 4-3 to advance to Thursday’s championship game in the regional finals.

Washington now qualifies for the Little League World Series, which begins next Wednesday in Williamport, Penn.



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