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Meet the West Seattle Little League‘s champion teams, who received their trophies at the end-of-season barbecue celebration at Bar-S Playfield today: At left, the players and coaches from the Majors Division champion Orioles; at right, players and coaches from the Minors Division champion Dodgers. Thanks to Porter Hammer and Laurie Rasmussen for the photo; they also have shared information about and photos from the two teams’ respective big wins:
MAJORS: Photos/report from Porter Hammer:
The West Seattle Little League Majors Division Championship game was played Saturday, and featured great performances by three 12-year-old boys who are in their last season of 12U Little League play. The Orioles played the Braves in a dramatic game, which featured a come-from-behind walk-off win in the final inning.
Chris Frost (above) started the game pitching for the Orioles, and gave up 5 runs through 5 innings.
Kai Osaka (above) started the game pitching for the Braves, and went 5+ innings in an outstanding effort. Additionally, Kai hit the game’s only home run, a solo shot.
And Joe Pare (photo above; son of current West Seattle Little League President Brian Pare) won the game for the Orioles with a walk-off two-out hit.
The Orioles move on to the Little League Tournament of Champions for District 7. The first game will be played at 6 pm Friday at Normandy Park.
MINORS: Photos/report from Laurie Rasmussen:
West Seattle Little League Dodgers won the Minors division championship on Saturday against the White Sox with a score of 11-2. The Dodgers had an amazing season with a record of 18-1, losing only one game this year early in the season. They went on to win 17 games in a row.
Yesterday they were led into battle by their ace pitcher Michael Schwartz, who pitched an amazing five-inning game.
Their bats were hot yesterday as well, allowing for every one of their players to get on base during the game with a hit or base on balls.
Then the Dodgers were able to bring in pitcher Nate Rasmussen to come in and close the game out in the top of the sixth inning pitching only to three batters to end the game.
The Dodgers get to move on to the Tournament of Champions next weekend in Burien.
Congratulations and good luck to all!