The Dalles 12U Little League All Stars used a walk-off RBI single by Cesar Sanchez to slip past Bend North, 15-14, Saturday to capture the District 5 championship. In the photo are, from left to right, starting in the front row, Cesar Sanchez, Styles DeLeon, Diego Gonzalez, Peyton Beeks, Nolan Donivan, Kade Wilson and Andy Maney. In the back are, from left, assistant coach Phil Hukari, head coach Ken Brock, Manatu Crichton-Tunai, Riley Brock, Nathan Hedges, Mason Caldwell, Braden Schwartz and assistant coach Ben Donivan. The 12U Stars will make their roadtrip to La Grande starting on Saturday for the start of state action with a game at 9:30 a.m.
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With the District 5 Little League championship on the line, a year of bragging rights up for grabs and a state berth hanging in the balance, Bend North and The Dalles engaged in a six-inning classic Saturday at the Umatilla Sports Complex in Redmond.
The Dalles 12U Little League All Stars battled back from a 14-10 deficit with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, capped by a two-out, walk-off RBI single by Cesar Sanchez that scored pinch-runner Andy Maney in a 15-14 thriller Saturday in a winner-take-all baseball matchup.
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