September 27, 2022

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Little League World Series controversy in the match between Oregon and Washington

Little League World Series controversy in the match between Oregon and Washington

There was an argument between Oregon and Washington in the Northwest Minor League Regional Final for the Football World Championships on Thursday.

With the game tied 2-2 in overtime and hostility at the start, a player from Washington hit a forward line below the third base line which was initially called a foul ball by the third base referee. However, the home board referee labeled the ball in half and play never stopped. From the start, the runner kept running when Washington’s coach waved to third base and scored the winning goal.

The play was then revised and the ball turned out to be fair, giving Washington 3-2 over Oregon to lead.

The third base referee initially called the hit a foul.
ESPN
Despite the erroneous plea, the base coaches in Washington encouraged the key player to return home.
Despite the erroneous plea, the base coaches in Washington encouraged the key player to return home.
ESPN

Meanwhile, the Oregon coach expressed his frustration with the referee on the field, as the Oregon players stopped playing believing the ball was a foul.

Washington will play in the World Junior League Championships next Wednesday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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