BEND, Ore. — “Troy Viola on the hill, gets the grounder to second baseman Cam Davis. A snap throw over to first — and it’s Oregon, Bend South Little League beating Washington 4-3! And Oregon is headed to face Montana in the Northwest Region final on Saturday!” called the ESPN announcer during their live broadcast on Thursday night.
And with that, the 11- and 12-year-olds had clinched a berth in Saturday’s championship game against Big Sky, Mont., at the Little League Northwest Regionals at San Bernardino, Calif.
Darryl Firstedt was playing center field in that game.