With his team down to its final strike, Sean Heberer came through with the La Verne All-Stars’ biggest hit of the postseason.
Heberer kept La Verne’s season alive Tuesday with a two-run single in the top of the sixth inning, and La Verne defeated Hacienda Heights 3-1 in a Little League Section 3 championship-round game at Highlander Field.
La Verne’s win forced a deciding rematch with Hacienda Heights at 6:30 Wednesday night at Highlander Field.
The La Verne All-Stars needed no such late-game comeback in the Little League Section 3 championship game at Highlander Field the next day. La Verne exploded for three home runs and 11 hits as they defeated Hacienda Heights 11-1 to win the section crown.
The game ended in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule. La Verne advanced to the Southern California Divisional Tournament’s North Bracket, which begins play Saturday at Encino.
Read the whole story in the Hacienda Heights Highlander.