The Lake Oswego Little League Majors all-stars team will be representing the Northwest in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, after finishing in the top two in the region.
The annual baseball tournament will run from Thursday, Aug. 19 to Sunday, Aug. 29.
Lake Oswego secured its spot in the LLWS after defeating Montana 12-1 in the semifinals of the Pacific Northwest Regional tournament at Al Houghton Stadium in San Bernardino, California, on Friday.
With Friday's victory, Lake Oswego advanced to the PNW tournament championship to face off against the Sammamish Little League team, who won the Washington state championship. It was a 2-1 loss for Lake Oswego in the regional title game.
But since the Lakers already earned a berth in the Little League World Series after Friday’s win, the team is filled with excitement.
"It feels amazing to know that I'm playing in the (Little League World Series) because it is something every Little Leaguer dreams (about) … to play in Williamsport," third baseman Beckett Heher told the Lake Oswego Review.
The squad is also reppin’ the Portland Diamond Project’s MLB to PDX, of course!
The Lake Oswego team last played in Williamsport on the biggest Little League stage back in 2007. That was before any of this year's players were born.
The Lakers open up World Series play against the winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional, Pennsylvania, at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.
Sammamish opens against Texas at 4 p.m. Friday (TV on ESPN2).
Good luck LO and Sammamish!