Oregon's Sprague All-Stars beat Idaho's Coeur d’Alene All-Stars on Saturday to punch their ticket to the Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS).
The win almost didn't happen. Sprague trailed Coeur d’Alene 4-3 in the final inning but managed to score two runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead and eventually win the game.
In winning the Northwest region Sprague becomes just the seventh team from the state of Oregon to advance to the LLBWS. Even more impressive, according to the Statesman Journal, this is the first time a team from the Salem area has advances this far.
The LLBWS has already released the playoff bracket, and Sprague will be playing the winner of the Mid-Atlantic region, New Jersey's Elmora Youth Little League, in the first round.
The LLBWS starts on Augusts 15th, with Sprague's opener against Mid-Atlantic being played on the 16th.
Congratulations Sprague Little League. Here’s to every little moment on your road to the Little League Baseball World Series! We can’t wait to see you in Williamsport! 🎟#LLWS 🎟 @Honda #EveryLLMoment pic.twitter.com/ONI8bmsSfp— Little League (@LittleLeague) August 10, 2019