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Desjardin delivers as Oregon eliminates Missouri

Updated: August 22, 2006, 1:34 AM ET
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Devon Desjardin delivered the go-ahead single in the sixth inning to lift Beaverton, Oregon into the U.S. semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Columbia, Missouri.

Beaverton (2-1) joins Portsmouth, New Hampshire as Pool B representatives in the next round, while Columbia (1-2) is eliminated.

"They're hurting right now, but I'm so happy for them," Columbia manager Jeff Echelmeier. "We really feel like we belong here. We'll sleep it off tonight and the kids will ...

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