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Waco grabs Little League softball title

Updated: August 15, 2002, 2:41 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Mandy Tamez scored the first run on a single by Alyssa Ramirez to start Waco, Texas, on the road to a 6-1 victory over Beaverton and the Little League Softball World Series title on Wednesday.

It was the ninth World Series title in the past 11 years for the Midway Little League, coached by Mandy's father, Javier Tamez.

It also marked a strong comeback for the girls from Waco, who lost 4-3 in the 2001 championship.

"Last year when we lost, Mandy and I stayed ...

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