Washington 9, Oregon 4

North Bothell Little League of Bothell, Wash. closed in on the No. 1 seed in the Northwest Region with a come-from-behind win against Bend South Little League of Bend, Ore.

Washington scored three runs in the fourth and six in the fifth to erase a 4-0 deficit. The rally negated a no-hitter by Oregon starter Noah Yunker, who was pulled after 3 1/3 innings to preserve his pitch count just shy of his 50th pitch.

Washington starter Derek Lohr had a no-hitter going when he was lifted for pitch-count reasons after 2 1/3 innings. But the bullpen tandem of Austin Baek and winning pitcher Miles Jackson was able to close the door on Oregon.

Oregon had nine hits to Washington’s three, but Washington took advantage of eight walks and four wild pitches.

Washington (3-0) can move to 4-0 and clinch the No. 1 seed by beating Wyoming today, while Oregon (1-2) must beat Wyoming Wednesday to have a chance of earning a semifinal bid with a 2-2 record.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.
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