Dodgers claim CRV Little League Majors title |

Dodgers claim CRV Little League Majors title

Dodgers pitcher Todd Patterson pitches to Tigers batter Bryan Gonzalez during the Colorado River Valley Little League Majors championship game this past Saturday, Junse 13, in Rifle. The Dodgers beat the Tigers, 16-0, to win the league champinship.
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The Colorado River Valley Little League (CRV) hosted an end-of-season tournament for the Majors division (ages 10-12) this past weekend. It was a single-elimination tournament featuring all seven Colorado River Valley Majors teams.

On the second day of the tournament on June 12, the Dodgers defeated the Cardinals before beating the Gators on the morning of June 13 to advance to the championship game.

The Tigers took advantage of a first-round bye, and then defeated the Knights 3-2 with a walk-off hit in extra innings to make their way to the championship game, which was played at Deerfield Park in Rifle.

A strong performance by pitcher Todd Patterson (who pitched to all but the last Tiger batter before running out of allotted pitches) helped the Dodgers keep the Tigers from scoring. The Dodgers bats, however, were on fire the entire game. Everyone in the Dodgers lineup scored at least once in the 16-0 win, with seven of the nine players getting at least one hit.

The tournament marked the end of both the Majors and Juniors divisional regular season games. However, Colorado River Valley All-Star teams have begun practice and will compete in the Little League District Tournaments in July.

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