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Oregon State Tournament
Portland's Wilshire/Riverside Little League overwhelmed four opponents by a 55-15 margin, and swept to the Oregon state championship in Klamath Falls.Wilshire/Riverside clinched the title with a 14-2 win over Bend South Little League. The District 1 champions then reeled off four victories at the Northwest Region tournament in San Bernardino, California, and advanced to the Little League World Series.Wilshire/Riverside batted a collective .461 (53-for-115) at the state tournament, and hit thirteen home runs in four games. Jackson Farr and Barrett Bevacqua paced the power show with three home runs apiece."Our bats were super-hot," said Wilshire/Riverside manager Matt Farr of his team's state tournament performance. "Offensively, we were amazing. You don't expect to get that kind of offensive performance against the teams of that quality in a state tournament."Earlier in the tournament, the District 1 champions had topped Reynolds Little League, 14-4, Tigard Little League, 19-5, and LaGrande Little League, 8-4. The LaGrande victory was one of just two occasions in twelve games leading up to the Little League World Series in which Wilshire/Riverside scored less than ten runs.Bend South, which lost to LaGrande on the tournament's second day, rebounded with three consecutive wins to reach the title game. The third of these wins was an 11-4 win over LaGrande that avenged an earlier 13-12 defeat.Bend South's only prior state championship game appearance came during its 2011 state championship run, while Wilshire/Riverside's was in Riverside Little League's 1963 state championship team prior to that league's merger with Wilshire Little League following the 2008 international tournament.
Wilshire/Riverside was the first Portland league to claim the Oregon state championship since Portsmouth Little League in 1990, and the first Portland league to reach the Little League World Series since Rose City Little League in 1958. Wilshire/Riverside became the fifth Oregon league to reach the Little League World Series.unpage.org Oregon coverageNorthwest Regional Tournamentunpage.org Northwest Region coverage
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