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La Mirada Junior All Stars Lose a Heartbreaker in Championship Game



Little league team blasted through several games then lost 2-1.


In heartbreaking fashion, the boys of the La Mirada Junior All Star team lost in the Western Regional Championship game.

The score was 2-1 and was lost in the last inning.

The La Mirada Little League Junior All-stars include Jake Bale, Isaiah Carreon, Kendall Gaines, Jose Gutierrez, Kevin Kendall, R.J.Lan, Zane Palermo, Nicholas Rios, Justin Scroggin, Jonny Sholty Tony Valentin and Chad Wilson.

This week the team beat teams from Utah, Alaska and Montana but lost to Rio Rico Little League from Arizona by a score of 7-0. La Mirada and Rio Rico will be playing in another game, and the winner will then advance to the World Series that will be played in Taylor, Michigan.

Coach Brian Sholty told HMG-CN that “the boys were fired up, and and were playing great.”  Shotly, in his first year as head coach of the team, said that pitching ace Jose Gutierrez has been “flawless” during the trip to Vancouver.  “Our pitching has been amazing, and our bats are firing, I am very proud and excited for our boys,” said Sholty.

Ironically, it has been 10 years since the La Mirada Little League Junior All Stars won the national title.  “Listen, we played, they kept focused, I am very proud of them, they fought to the end,” Sholty said.

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