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Mountain Ridge players parade on the Strip

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman temporarily cut short a San Diego vacation to hand the Mountain Ridge Little League kids the keys to the city on the steps of city hall before a parade down the strip on Saturday morning.

Five-run eighth sends Isotopes past 51s, 9-6

The Albuquerque Isotopes erupted for five runs in the eighth inning off 51s reliever Gonzalez Germen and defeated Las Vegas 9-6 on Friday night in a Pacific Coast League game in Albuquerque, N.M.

Pranks for nothin’: 51s victimize Viola

One of baseball’s time-honored traditions, pranks usually are perpetrated on unsuspecting players and coaches out of the public eye. But every now and then, a prank will cross the line — literally — onto the playing field for all to see.

51s have a lineup built to last

Last season, when the 51s clinched their first Pacific Coast League playoff berth in 11 years, they lost several key players down the stretch to the parent New York Mets before losing their first-round series in four one-run games to Salt Lake.

Cave finishes Little League tournament the right way

Ashton Cave, on the last time he would manage the Las Vegas team, again proved he understood the mission of Little League baseball better than anyone.

Minor leaguers deal with need for additional work

Life might be glamorous in the majors — where the minimum salary is $500,000 and the average salary is almost $4 million — but in the minors it’s anything but.

Mountain Ridge falls 5-0 to Japan in LLWS

Mountain Ridge fell 5-0 to Japan in the third-place game of the Little League World Series on Sunday.

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