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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.

Northern California 3, Nevada 2

Red Bluff Little League scored three runs in the first inning and made it hold up, advancing to Saturday’s championship game. Nick Rodriguez (double) and Wesley Clawson (single) had back-to-back, two-out RBIs in the first inning for Red Bluff. Rodriguez … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Nevada 8, Arizona 6

Silverado Little League of Las Vegas scored three runs in the fifth inning to break a 5-5 tie and clinch its second win of the West Region tournament. Pitcher Jayzen Ramirez went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and … Continue reading

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Northern California 3, Hawaii 0

Right-hander Hagen Danner and left-hander Nick Pratto combined to no-hit Central East Maui Little League before a packed house at Al Houghton Stadium. Danner (nine strikeouts in four innings) and Pratto (five strikeouts in two innings) each allowed just one … Continue reading

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Washington 11, Idaho 5

North Bothell Little League of Bothell, Washington hit three home runs among its 10 hits to improve to 2-0. Miles Jackson hit a pair of home runs, one to center field and another to right-center, and finished 3 for 3 … Continue reading

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Nevada 8, Utah 3

Silverado Little League starter Cade Adams flirted with a no-hitter and Nevada scored six runs in the first inning en route to an 8-3 victory over Utah in its tournament opener. Adams fell two outs shy of the tournament’s second-no … Continue reading

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Oregon 10, Montana 6

Bend South Little League of Bend, Ore. (1-1) used a six-run fourth inning to erase a 4-2 deficit against Big Sky Little League of Billings, Montana (1-1). Montana had 10 hits to Oregon’s nine, but also issued seven walks and … Continue reading

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Montana 10, Wyoming 1

Big Sky Little League starter Cole McKenzie threw five of Montana’s six no-hit innings in a 10-1 win over Wyoming state champion Laramie Little League in the second game of Day 1. McKenzie threw 83 pitches, two shy of the … Continue reading

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Washington 14, Alaska 9

Sam Petritz went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in a 15-hit attack for North Bothell Little League of Bothell, Wash. Austin Baek, Derek Lohr, Carson Ryder, Josh Kollman and Nick Aucott each had two hits, including a solo home … Continue reading

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Oregon 11, Alaska 5: postgame quotes

Oregon pitcher Reza Aleaziz: On his performance: “I think I did OK. I didn’t throw as hard as I could’ve, but I hit my spots. That’s what my coaches have been asking me to do.” On his game-winning home run: … Continue reading

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