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The Pacific Little League 12-year-old All Star team beat Everett in a come-from-behind win to clinch the District 1 Championship title on Monday night. A record crowd estimated at 500 turned out to see the championship game held at Lynndale Park in Lynnwood. District 1 represents Little League teams from across Snohomish County.
The Pacific 12-year-olds All Star team will now compete for the State Championship title and a chance to advance to the regional tournament, which determines which team will go to the Little League World Series.
Everett was leading 6 to 2 when Pacific went into the 6th and final inning of the championship game. Pacific rallied to capture the lead as it scored 11 runs in a single inning. Everett was able to score 4 runs in its final at-bat, but it was not enough. Pacific prevailed with a final of 13 to 10.
The win is a “three-peat” for the team. The 12-year-old All Stars also won the District 1 championship as 11-year-olds and 10-year-olds. However, only the 12-year-old division has the opportunity to advance through a series of tournaments that ultimately lead to the Little League World Series.
A total of 13 districts from across Washington will compete for the state title beginning on Sunday, July 13. The winner advances to the regional tournament in San Bernardino, Calif. The winner of that tournament heads to South Williamsport, Penn. for the Little League World Series in August.
The first game for the team is at noon Sunday at Bar S field, 6464 S.W. Admiral Way, West Seattle. They will play the winner of an earlier game between Eastlake and Walla Walla. Here’s the bracket.
The Pacific team is led by team manager Robley Corsi, Jr., and assistant coaches Eric Grant, Ross Kruse and Sean Durbin. Doug Sheldon is President of Pacific Little League.
The All Star team players are: Robley Corsi III, Read Carr, Tygan Duncan, Tyler Durbin, Ben Grant, Nate King, Logan Kruse, Ian Michael, Tai Starchman, Karsen Tjarneberg, Matthew Turcotte, Mason Vaughn and Colton Walsh.
Pacific Little League pulls its players from Edmonds, Lynnwood and unincorporated Snohomish County, with the boundaries running south-to-north from the King/Snohomish County line to 148th Street Southwest, and east-to-west from Highway 99 to Puget Sound.