Wednesday Aug 12 2009
Lakeside vs. Arizona - Western Region semifinal matchups set
By: Kurt Johnson, The Press Tribune
Rematch of Saturday's 4-1 Lakeside win
After knocking off Hawaii 5-3 Wednesday in its final pool-play contest at the Little League Western Regional tournament in San Bernardino, Lakeside played the waiting game. With Park View Little League, from Chula Vista, the Southern California representative, locked into the No. 2 spot for Friday's semifinals, and Lakeside sitting at No. 1, three teams were in the hunt for the final two spots, pending tonight's game between Nevada and Arizona at Al Houghton Stadium. With the team from Legacy Little League in Henderson, Nev. winning a 12-9 decision over Arrowhead Little League of Glendale, Ariz. Wednesday night, the team from Hawaii is out, leaving Arizona to face Lakeside in Friday's semifinal nightcap at 7:30 p.m. Park View takes on Nevada at 4 p.m. in the other semi. The winners will meet for the Western Region title Sunday at 5 p.m. on ESPN2, with the winner of that contest moving on to Williamsport, Penn. and the Little League World Series.