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Michigan’s Mattawan Little League Wins Little League Softball World Series

Editor’s note: Complete scores from all the games can be found here at http://www.littleleague.org/series/2006divisions/llsb/series.htm
PORTLAND, Ore. (Aug. 17, 2006) - The 2006 Little League Softball World Series, was the 13th hosted by Alpenrose Dairy Farm in Portland, Ore. Mattawan (Mich.) Little League was crowned champion on the strength of a 6-2 win over Pequannock (N.J.) Little League.

Highlighting the first day of pool play, the East Region champions from Pequannock (N.J.) Little League faced Latin America. The game remained tied, 4-4, until the eighth inning when the East scored six runs en route to 10-4 victory. Several pool play games started close, but finished with lopsided scores, including the championship game.

The teams this year drew inspiration from unlikely places, such as the South Region representatives from Morristown, Tenn., which defeated the 2005 Little League Softball World Series Champions McLean (Va.) Little League in regional play.

With the mantra “Be yourself and follow your dreams,” Mattawan Little League’s Loren Nagy batted .700; and Lauren Gevaart hit at a .532 clip; as the world champions boasted a team average of .430. Defensively, the team surrendered only four total runs through the Central Region and World Series.

The 2006 Little League Softball World Series champions are from Mattawan, Michigan