Players and coaches are balancing fun at the Little League World Series but still getting ready to compete when play starts Thursday.
Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman didn’t expect Chasen Bradford to pitch Sunday.
Mountain Ridge advanced to the Little League World Series on Saturday night, the first Nevada team to do so in the event’s 67-year history. Now comes the hard part. Paying for it.
It was minutes before the biggest game of their young lives, one that could deliver their state a gigantic piece of history, a packed stadium and national television audience prepared to sit and watch and hang on every pitch.
Mountain Ridge Little League beat the representatives from Northern California 11-2 to win the West Regional championship.
Derek Jeter has passed Honus Wagner on the career hits list with 3,431, getting an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.
Mountain Ridge of Las Vegas advanced to the Little League World Series West Regional title game after eliminating Encinitas, Calif., 5-1, in the semifinals Friday in San Bernardino, Calif.
Brock Peterson went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to help the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 6-2 win over the Las Vegas 51s at Cashman Field in the first game of a five-game series on Thursday.
David Modler went 2-for-5 with a double, three runs and four RBIs on Thursday to lead Rancho to a 9-5 win over Pomona (Colo.) in the opening game of the American Legion Western Regional in Surprise, Ariz.