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Yakima Junior Little League Team is 1st in Area to Head to Regionals

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima National All-Stars are heading into uncharted territory. Friday night, the 13 and 14-year-olds became the first Yakima Valley junior little league team to advance to regionals.

"It feels great. It's like a dream come true," second baseman Kyle Bohl said.

It may be a dream come true but it certainly wasn't easy. Yakima got out to a 2-0 lead before Cascade came back to tie the game at three in the top of the 7th.

But then the magic happened in the bottom of the inning.

Kyle Bohl lashed the base hit into center field, driving home the winning run and the celebration was just getting started.

"It was exciting," said Coach Juan Mendoza. "I knew these boys could pull it off. They made it tough on me for a moment but I knew they could do it."

"We've waited a longtime to win something like this," said Shortstop John Piper. "It was really good and we're excited to go to California."

Yakima will leave for California on Sunday and play their first regional game on Tuesday.

If they can finish ontop regionals, it is on to nationals in Michigan.

And the Yakima All-Stars need your help. The team needs to raise about $12,000 dollars for it's trip to California.

Donations can be made at Yakima Valley Credit Union or with the Yakima National Little League:


PO Box 9664

Yakima, WA 98907


Yakima Valley Credit Union

PO Box 2922

Yakima, WA 98907