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Americans top Nationals at state, 16


PORTLAND -- The stayed alive in the 11-12-year-old Little League state baseball tournament by virtue of a 16-3 win over the Medford Nationals.

Both teams lost their openers on Saturday, and this loss eliminated the Nationals.

Pitcher Kyle Williamson limited the Nationals to six hits in 5 2/3 innings and drove in four runs with a home run, double and single to lead the Americans.

He struck out seven and walked three.

Tyler Heil drove in three runs with a pair of hits and Ben Running knocked in two runs with two hits.

The Americans meet St. Helens, a 4-3 loser to Baker City, at 4 p.m. today. The tournament is being played at St. Aubin's field in the Parkrose district.

.............. 221 056 -- 16 13 — Medford Nationals

................ 101 001 -- — 6 3

Williamson, Rohrbough (6) and Running; Chancler and Cox.

2B -- MA: Williamson, Ryan, Boyd, Adamson; MN: Sykora. HR -- MA: Williamson, Heil.