One bracket concludes; All-Stars midway, 9-10s just getting started, Juniors begin play Friday

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Gavin Larson tags out Paul Cress of Wilshire-Riverside during All-Star game on Sunday. Scappoose lost the game but was still in the tournament going into Thursday's game.The four Little League District 1 tournaments are all in different stages midweek with two just getting started, another finished, and one midway.

The four-team 10-11s Little League tournament started play last Friday and wrapped everything up by Monday afternoon.

The St. Helens entry lost their first game, but came back to win two games, but then fell to Wilshire-Riverside in the first championship game at Lakeside Little League’s Falbo Field.

The St. Helens squad had lost to Wilshire 13-0 in a four-inning opening game of the tournament. They bounced back to throttle Hollywood/Rose City 26-2 in another four inning game. The loss eliminated Hollywood.

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Ben Anicker relieved during the opening game of the Little League 10-11s tournament. He shut down Hollywood/Rose City and Scappoose came from a 6-0 deficit to a 13-6 win.Meanwhile, Scappoose came from behind to beat Hollywood/Rose City 13-6 in their opener. The win sent them up against Wilshire-Riverside and they fell 23-0. The loss sent them down to face St. Helens.

The match-up was a hard-fought affair with St. Helens eking out a 7-5 win.

St. Helens didn’t have any better luck against Wilshire in their second meeting, losing the championship encounter, 15-6.

Wilshire-Riverside advances to the state tournament in Pendleton.

The Little League All-Stars (11-12s) began their district tournament on Sunday and will finish up this coming Sunday.

The St. Helens team kicked off the tournament with a match-up against Rainier. It was a 2-0 win for Rainier in a very quick game. Scappoose followed with a 14-3 loss to Wilshire-Riverside in four innings.

The losses sent both teams to the loser’s bracket. Scappoose got back on track with a 14-3 win over Peninsula. That sent them up against Lakeside/Parkrose on Thursday night. St. Helens was to face the loser of the Hollywood/Rose City against Wilshire-Riverside from Wednesday night.

Winners of Thursday’s game play at 4 p.m. Friday, and the winners of that game play against the loser from the winner’s bracket finals at 6 p.m. Saturday. The championship game is slated for 6 p.m. Sunday. For St. Helens or Scappoose to advance to state in Medford, they will have to win five straight games.

The Little League 9-10s just began their district tournament on Wednesday at the Riverside Field.

St. Helens and Scappoose were paired against each other to start the nine-team bracket. With the odd number of teams, it’s a pigtail bracket. The winner advances to a 4 p.m. Friday game, while the loser plays at 6:30 p.m.

Scappoose pulled away from St. Helens in the third inning of the opener and went on to a 17-8 victory. The win sent Scappoose into a 4 p.m. Friday game with Wilshire-Riverside. St. Helens dropped into a game with Lakeside/Parkrose, a 22-3 loser to Hollywood/Rose City American. If Scappoose wins on Friday, they play at 6 p.m. on Saturday. St. Helens plays at noon Saturday if they win Friday.

The tournament continues through next Wednesday, July 17 with the first championship game. A second championship game would be played on Thursday if the previously unbeaten team loses Wednesday.

The Little League Juniors have just three teams in their bracket. St. Helens and Scappoose begin the tournament with a 6 p.m. Friday game at Pier Park in St. Johns. The winner of that game plays Parkrose at 10 a.m. Saturday. The loser of the first game and the loser of the second game, play again at 1 p.m. Saturday. The winner of the third game advances to the championship and must win twice. The first championship is set for 9 a.m. Sunday. The bracket lists an “if” game at 4 p.m., but more likely would follow at 1 JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Tyler Souvenir slides home safely as Cameron Sexton tries to make a tag during the opening game of the Little League District 1 tournament.

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