Also Sunday:

The Dalles 10, Del Norte 3: The Dalles scored seven runs in the final two innings to pull away and eliminate Del Norte from the tournament.

Mason Caldwell homered for The Dalles, and three other players scored twice. Jared Dixon drove in two runs and scored a third for Del Norte, which was in the state tournament for the first time.

Sprague 10, Klamath Falls 5: David Smith hit a three-run home run and combined with Sprague starting pitcher Grant Strother to help hold off Klamath Falls.

Strother and Smith combined to record 16 strikeouts — eight apiece — in the win.

Beaverton Aloha 10, Wilshire-Riverside 2: Blake Potoshnik hit two RBI triples, Kaden Kingsbury added an RBI triple and Beaverton advanced in the winner’s bracket.

Benjamin Christensen homered in the loss for Wilshire.

Monday's games 

Wilshire-Riverside vs. The Dalles, 2:30 p.m. (elimination game)

La Grande vs. Klamath Falls, 5 p.m. (elimination game)

What a difference a day can make.

Less than 24 hours after a tough 5-3 loss to Wilshire-Riverside in their first game of the Oregon State Little League Tournament, the La Grande All-Stars cleaned up their act and broke out the lumber in a 12-2 blowout win over Clackamas Sunday afternoon in an elimination game at Mel Fischer Field.

“I think we were a little bit too nervous last game and we didn’t come ready to play,” second baseman Logan Williams said. “Today, we came out with the bats early and it helped us.”

The win keeps La Grande alive in the double-elimination tournament, and sends it into a second elimination game against Klamath Falls at 5 p.m. today. Clackamas was sent home after suffering its second loss.

“Much better,” La Grande Manager Doug Schow said. “Our defense was on top of it today. When balls were hit, we were making plays. (We were) swinging the bats, (and) pitchers kept the score down.”

La Grande never trailed against Clackamas, and put the game out of reach with an eight-run second inning. Cole Shafer started the scoring with a two-run single for a 3-0 lead. An out later, Jace Schow roped a two-run double, and Williams followed with an RBI single. Cesar Rodriguez later hit an RBI single, Brady Hutchins drove in a run on a grounder, and Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch to put La Grande comfortably ahead, 9-0.

“Once it started, it kept rolling. Everybody kept it rolling,” said Williams, who finished with two runs and two hits.

La Grande finished with seven hits in the game-busting inning.

“That’s what we’ve been working on all summer is trying to get these boys to swing the bats. Every inning I want to see that,” Doug Schow said.

The four-pitcher combination of Rodriguez, Jace Schow, Hutchins and Sam Tsiatsos kept Clackamas in check, allowing just two runs on six hits and striking out nine batters.

Noah McIlmoil had three hits to lead the La Grande offense, and Rodriguez and Jace Schow added two hits apiece. Schow also scored three times, and McIlmoil scored twice.

Shannon Pando and Tanir Sagun both had two hits and an RBI for Clackamas.

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