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Making Waves: Huntington Beach Little League Team Heads to World Championship
Huntington Beach's Ocean View Little League All-Stars team is tearing up the world of children's baseball. After beating Montana-Billings Big Sky in an 11-2 victory yesterday, they're now headed to the Little League World Series Championship, reports NBC LA.Yesterday's game was a comeback from earlier in the week:
OVLL avenged a 1-0 extra-inning loss to Billings on Wednesday with power from the plate and a dominating pitching performance from starter Nick Pratto. The left-handed Pratto led the West squad pitching 5 1/3 innings, striking out 10 and allowing just three hits with no earned runs before reaching his 85-pitch limit.
It's an exciting time for these kids, but we still have to admit to being a little taken aback when reading lines like this in the coverage:
Pratto, son of manager Jeff Pratto, became a little rattled in the bottom of the second after a one-out single by Andy Maehl...But the 12-year-old settled down and induced an inning-ending double play. [emphasis ours]
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.