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Spring Valley to play for District 20 title

Spring Valley moved into the championship game of the District 20 Little League Softball Tournament at Peru’s Veteran’s Park, defeating Peru 6-4 on Thursday.

Spring Valley will face LaSalle for the title at 1 p.m. LaSalle beat Peru 15-13 on Friday. Should LaSalle beat Spring Valley Saturday, a deciding game will be played Sunday for the title.

Little League Baseball: The 11-12 boys tournament starts Saturday with Mendota hosting the American Division field and LaSalle the National Division. At Mendota’s Strouss Park, Ottawa plays Bi-County at 6 p.m. followed by Peru vs. Spring Valley. Mendota drew a first-round bye in the five-team field.

Junior League Baseball: The 13-14 boys tournament starts Monday at Peru’s Washington Park. Idle Spring Valley awaits the winner of Oglesby/Peru at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

On deck: Ladd will host the 9-10 boys Minor League baseball Tournament beginning July 6, the 10-11 boys baseball tournament will start July 6 at Streator, the Senior League Softball Tournament will be held July 8-10 at Spring Valley, the 9-10 girls Minor League Softball tournament will start July 11 at Peru, the Senior League Baseball Tournament will be held July 22-26 at Oglesby.

WBVL roundup: The Princeton Tigers remained undefeated in B League Softball, rallying to defeat Kewanee 8-5 Wednesday at Westside Park. Mackenzie Geldean and Maddie Forristall each had two-run doubles in the fourth. Rachel Jensen also had a RBI hit in the Tigers’ rally. Jessica Krohn picked up the win in relief of starter Olivia Vergimini.

Wednesday’s B League first game saw the Princeton Cardinals top Walnut II 4-1. Kat Matznick and Brooke Stowe doubled behind winning pitcher Adrienne Snethen (7 strikeouts).

They played three in C League at Westside Wednesday and all three were decided by one run. The Princeton Cardinals outlasted the Princeton Cubs 15-14, the Princeton Tigers beat Walnut II 10-9 and Wyanet edged the Princeton Pirates 9-8.

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