SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Lake Oswego pulls out Little League Softball World Series victory


TRI-CITY 4, Hillsboro 1

The host Dust Devils broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning before 3,756 fans at Gesa Stadium.

Hillsboro, which out-hit Tri-City 5-3, got its run in the third for a 1-0 lead.

Jake McCarthy had an RBI single, scoring x January.

Ryan Gorman was 2 for 4 for the Hops.

Justin Garcia, who pitched the eighth, took the loss and fell to 0-1. He allowed one hit and three walks.

The Hops had won the first two games of the five-game series, 3-0 on Thursday and 1-0 on Friday. Games 4 and 5 start at 7:15 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Hillsboro then goes to Eugene for three games and visits Salem-Keizer for three before returning to Ron Tonkin Field for an eight-game homestand that starts Aug. 20 against Eugene.

In the Class A Northwest League South Division, Hillsboro is 9-7 in the second half and tied for first place with Salem-Keizer in the South Division.

Overall, the Hops are 33-21, the best mark in the league.

Tri-City, which plays in the North Division, is 6-10 in the second half and 24-30 overall.

PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: MILES VANCE - Shelby Moore of Lake Oswego (Oregon District 4) is mobbed by teammates after making a lunging catch for the final out to secure Saturday's 3-2 win over Wheelersburg, Ohio, in the Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Stadium.LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

Lake Oswego ended pool play with a 2-2 record after edging Central (Wheelersburg, Ohio) 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in the World Series at Alpenrose Stadium.

With two hits in the top of the first inning, LO took a 3-0 lead.

Central got two runs in the fourth off Ava Brenden, who went the distance on the mound and struck out four.

Lake Oswego, the host team, led in hits, 5-4, and overcame its 11 strikeouts.

Lake Oswego will play on Monday against an opponent and at a time to be determined.

In other games, East (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania) beat West (Kirkland, Washington), 12-2; Canada (Layritz of Victoria, British Columbia) defeated Europe-Africa (Northwest Czech Republic of Prague), 9-0; and Southwest (Eastbank of River Ridge, Louisiana) downed Asia-Pacific (Bacolod City West of the Philippines), 4-3.

Sunday's schedule: Southeast (Daniel Boone of Gray, Tennessee) vs. Europe-Africa, 10 a.m.; Latim America (Cuauhtemoc of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) vs. Asia-Pacific, 1 p.m.; Central (Wheelersburg, Ohio) vs. Southwest, 4 p.m.; and West vs. Canada, 7 p.m.


New Oregon coach Melyssa Lombardi has hired Justin Shults as an assistant.

Shults was an assistant and hitting coach at Fresno State the past two seasons. He previously helped coach at Miami Ohio and Southwestern Oklahoma State.

He spent one year as a player in the Houston Astros organization, after playing college baseball for UC Riverside.


Aaron Wise, a rookie from the University of Oregon, joined Matt Kuchar, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and others on the outside looking in after two rounds of the major tournament in St. Louis.

All of the above were among those who failed to make the cut.

Wise shot a 2-under-par 68 in the second round, but his 4-over 144 total at Bellerive Country Club was four shots higher than needed to advance.

Gary Woodland had the 36-hole lead at 10-under, one ahead of Kevin Kisner when Round 2 was completed Saturday morning, after the suspension of play due to thunderstorms and rain late Friday.

After Saturday's third round, Brooks Koepka was at 12-under 198 and had a two-stroke lead on Adam Scott. Tiger Woods was tied for sixth at 202.


The team from San Diego took the lead in the two-day tournament at Riverside Golf & Country Club, shooting a 3-under 213, one better than Arizona.

Oregon's two entries were seventh and ninth out of 12 competing teams. Lincoln High's Nate Stember, playing for the seventh-place Oregon 1 team, shot a 2-over 74, best of the six total players from the state.

The individual leader, Caden Fiorini of San Diego, had a 66. Stember was tied for 11th.

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