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National LL ends season on high note
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The Turlock National Little League had a spectacular season this year with plenty of entertainment on both the offense and defensive sides of the ball.

In the National League majors, every team is averaging at least 6.7 runs per game, a large number for runs at any level. Five of the squads have over eight victories for the year.  In 21 games, majors athletes put up 1,126  total runs.

The Rockies finished the regular season atop the boards with a firing record of 19-2 overall for the year, the Dodgers followed in second at 14-7 with the Marlins 12-9 and the Nationals 11-10 placing in third and fourth respectively.

The Dodgers defeated the Marlins 6-3 in the first game of the playoffs last Thursday. Nationals fell to the Rockies 13-6 in last week’s first round playoff matchup.

Nationals and Marlins faced off in the all or nothing matchup but the Marlins were too much as they advanced to play against the Dodgers 6 p.m. Thursday at Soderquist Park. Winner will then face off against the Rockies for the championship game on Saturday.

For the AAA, the Scrappers finished without a regular season loss at 13-0-2. Alongside a potent defense, the offense was hot all year and produced over 8.4 runs per game. In second place were the Volcanoes, who finished with an 11-4 record and also averaged about 8.3 runs per game. Five squads finished with a winning percentage of over .500.

“We are happy with this year’s outcome and it has been interesting,” a spokesperson for the Turlock National Little League said.