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Mercer Island Little League's run ends in semifinals

The Mercer Island Little League's trip to the Little League Northwest Regionals ended in the semifinals on Thursday night.

The Islanders lost 6-2 in the semifinal Thursday night in California to the team from Gresham, Oregon.

Mercer Island had the early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, despite no hits. Two errors by Oregon gave the Islanders the lead, but a three-run home run in the bottom of the first for Oregon,  with the bases loaded, pushed the score to 4-2 in favor of the Gresham team.

It became a pitching battle for the rest of the game, with neither team scoring in the second or third inning. Oregon added two in the bottom of the fourth for the 6-2 final score.

Washington had three hits in the game, after the first inning. Oregon posted five runs for six hits and had one error.

Mercer Island finished the tournament with a 4-1 record. Oregon will go on to face Idaho in the championships on Saturday night for a chance to play in the Little League World Series.

 

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