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Mercer Island Little League Majors All Stars win state title | Sports brief
The Mercer Island Little League majors all-star baseball team won the Washington State Little League tournament on July 28.
The tournament, held in Walla Walla, started with the Islanders losing their first game, before bouncing back to six straight wins in six days to win the title.
Mercer Island swept a double header in the championship game, coming back from a 5-1 deficit with a late rally to win the first of two games, 6-5. In the second game, the team easily won with an 11-1 final score.
The team now heads to San Bernardino, Calif., to compete in the regional tournament against teams from Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming for a shot at the Little League World Series.
The team includes: Alex Shanks, Carson Sandwith, Garrett Poore, Greg Fuchs, Jack Smith, Justin Ho, Matt Boissoneault, Nikhil Nayar, Parker Simpson, Robert Weaver and Will Hamilton. The team is managed by Steve Poore and the assistant coaches are Robin Fuchs and David Sandwith.