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The New Jersey all-stars start fast to knock off Bossier City, La., in the Little League Softball World Series finale

Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Robbinsville pitcher MacKenzie Medders watches a pitch go by for a ball during one of her at-bats.

Little League Softball World Series
Championship game

Team Score
Robbinsville, NJ
Bossier City, La.

The all-stars out of Robbinsville, NJ, put the title game out of reach quickly Wednesday night at the Little League Softball World Series after posting four runs in the first inning of its 4-1 win over Bossier City, La.

Robbinsville got its early rally started when Olivia Moser drew a bases-loaded walk, and the lead expanded to 4-0 on a Bossier City error.

The explosive start was more than enough for the East Region champs, who never allowed a team to score more than once against them in the entire tournament. Bossier put up a single run in the third inning, but could get no closer.

Robbinsville pitcher MacKenzie Medders consistently worked from ahead in the count, scattering six hits and controlling the tempo throughout.

The New Jersey all-stars outscored their five opponents by a combined count of 41-4, while also picking up a forfeit win over the Philippines team that was a late arrival at the Series. Robbinsville, making its fourth Alpenrose appearance in the last eight years, celebrates its first World Series title.

Photo Credit: PORTLAND TRIBUNE: DAVID BALL - Kennedi Bedell and Aiyana Bean Taylor return to the dugout after scoring go-ahead runs in the third inning of Wednesdays 6-4 win over Ohio in the third-place game.

Little League Softball World Series
3rd-place game

Team Score
Columbus, Ga.
Tallmadge, Ohio

• Columbus, Ga., pulled down third-place honors with a 6-4 win over Tallmadge, Ohio, earlier in the afternoon. Tallmadge tied the game twice before giving way to a three-run spurt by the Southeast champs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The top of the Columbus lineup put on a hit parade in its half of the fifth, regaining the lead in just two batters after Raelee Weaver sent a triple that rolled to the foul-pole in left field, scoring teammate Aiyana ‘Bean’ Taylor.

Kamdyn Fuller followed with a double into the left-field gap to bring across Weaver with what would prove to be the winning run. The Pioneer squad kept on the attack with back-to-back singles by Jada Chadwick and Sammie Cotton to expand the margin to 6-3.

“I knew if we could come up with some big hits our defense would get the outs for us,” Weaver said.

“We really hit the ball well today — that was the difference maker,” Pioneer coach Bo Weaver said.

Tallmadge put together a final challenge in the sixth inning when Elizabeth Bickar slapped a ground ball into play, and a Pioneer error allowed the tying run to advance to second base.

The threat was over as quickly as it started when Weaver moved out of the pitcher’s circle to gobble up a bouncer on the infield before making an underhanded toss to first base to end the game.

• Canada won the fifth-place game 9-1 over Tualatin City, and Puerto Rico beat Chico, Ca., 11-2 in the seventh-place game.

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