Northern's run as champs ends

Northern Little League won't repeat as World Series Champions.

Northern lost in the District 8 title game to American, 14-5, in Friday's finals. Northern represented the United States and won the world title last season. American's win puts the team in the state tournament while Northern's season ends.

Drew Lingo picked up the win for American, striking out five. He also had two home runs and batted 2-for-5. Chris Hohlstein also hit a homer and batted 2-for-2 while Dylan Brittingham had a grand slam.

Leo Mendoza was 2-for-4 and A.D. Young hit a grand slam for Northern. Bennett Wilson got the pitching loss, striking out one.