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Northwest champions stay alive in LLWS

Tue., Aug. 20, 2013, midnight

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Jacob Dahlstrom drove in two runs on four singles and Sammamish, Wash., hung on for a 6-5 win over Urbandale, Iowa, in a Little League World Series elimination game Monday night.

Dylan Matsuoka’s two-run single in the third inning extended Sammamish’s lead to 4-1. The Northwest champions added two more in the sixth to build a 6-2 lead before avoiding a late scare to stay in contention in the U.S. division loser’s bracket.

Sammamish will face Nashville, Tenn., today in another elimination game.

Urbandale made it close in its final at-bat. Brook Heinen had a two-out, two-run double and scored on a wild pitch. Reliever Will Armbruester then ended the game by striking out Grant Garwood.

Brady Roberts had two singles and scored once for Urbandale (1-2), which was eliminated.


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