Portland, Ore. -- Lake Air Little League, from Waco, Texas (Southwest Region), won the 2017 Little League Softball® World Series tournament by defeating Rowan Little League, from Salisbury, N.C. (Southeast Region), 7-2.

Southeast captured the lead in the first inning as Brooke Kennerly drove in the first run of the conest with a single. The lead was short lived as Southwest answered with three runs in the bottom half of the frame. Following an error that evened the game a 1-1, a wild pitch put Southwest in the lead for good. Makayla Ramos closed out the scoring in the first with a RBI single.

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Southwest took control of the game with a four-run second inning, highlighted by a double off the bat of Yanijah Quintanilla and a single from Ramos.

Daniella Ramirez earned the win for Southwest. She went the distance, allowing two runs on five hit with a strikeout and a walk. Madelyn VonCanon suffered the defeat allowing three runs on two hits and walking one.

Southwest collected nine hits led by Ramos and Asharah Thibodeaux, who each recorded a multi-hit contest. 

-- Courtesy of llbws.org

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