Ore. Little League knocked out of World Series

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The matchup is set. On Wednesday night, two of the best Little League softball teams in the world face off at southwest Portland’s Alpenrose Dairy.

The championship game, Virginia against Arizona, starts at 8 p.m.

On Wednesday morning, Oregon’s girls team from Tualatin and Newberg Little Leagues played their final game against the Philippines. The goal? To take home 7th place.

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On Wednesday morning, Oregon’s girls team from Tualatin and Newberg Little Leagues played their final game against the Philippines on the Alpenrose Dairy field in southwest Portland. (KOIN 6 News)

But though Tualatin showed improvement this week, losing their first two games before winning two in a row, their opponent from the Iloilo Province in the Philippines got the better of this game. The Philippine team won 6-0.

Win or lose, a proud Tualatin parent Ben Braun said he has enjoyed watching his daughter, Savannah, light up when she talks about this World Series experience. He called it a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”

All of the teams are expected to stay at the Alpenrose field through the evening, cheering on the final two girl’s Little League teams: McLean, Va., and Tuscon, Ariz.

The McLean team is the only team to go undefeated this week. The team from Tuscon is bidding to become the first champion from the West region in 23 years.

The final game is nationally televised, which means the remaining 11-, 12- and 13-year-old girls will get some national time in the spotlight. And it’s all happening right in Portland, as Alpenrose Dairy caps off its 20th consecutive year hosting the Little League Softball World Series.

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