By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The Hollywood Rose City Little League team clinched the Oregon District 1 title this summer and went on to Oregon’s Little League Majors tournament at Alpenrose Dairy.
In its first-round game, the team won in what Nick Daschel, writing for The Oregonian, described as “a wild 14-12 win over LaGrande.” The game took nearly three hours to play, Daschel wrote, and “featured six lead changes as the two teams combined for 26 hits and 12 pitches.”
Hollywood Rose City advanced to the winner’s bracket, but lost 6-5 to Bend North in a nail-biter that saw the Northeast Portland team nearly wipe out the Central Oregon team’s initial big lead. Next, a loss to Cedar Mill put the team out of the tournament.
Going into the tournament, one post on the team Facebook said, “No matter the outcome, they are already big winners in our hearts.”
The team includes Lux Sanchez, Dylan MacCallum, Jackson Elder, Ben Mullen, Luke Winkler, Garrett Brown, Dylan Dernbach, Logan Going, Spencer Paugh, Marcus Griffiths, Mike Clark and Jack Brown.