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Little League World Series Regionals 2019: Thursday Scores and Bracket Results

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 8, 2019

Minnesota's Carson Timm throws a pitch during a Little League regional tournament baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Westfield, Ind. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)
Tony Tribble/Associated Press

The Little League World Series Regionals continued on Thursday, with a number of berths in the annual event in Williamsport, PA hanging in the balance. 

Below, we'll go over all of the scores, key moments and highlights from another day of youth baseball.

                         

Oregon def. Idaho, 8-5

Oregon beat Idaho on Thursday evening, 8-5, led by Gavin Price's two hits, three RBI and a run.

Sullivan Puckett added four hits, two runs and an RBI, while Cameron Van Kempen had two hits and two runs. Van Kempen had a bit more trouble on the mound, giving up five runs and 10 hits in five innings of work, but it was enough for Oregon to earn the win.

Jayson Ross did all he could for Idaho, with four hits, two runs and two RBI, but it wasn't enough, as Oregon erased an early 3-0 deficit with four runs in the fourth and two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.

                           

New Hampshire def. Rhode Island, 2-1

Ryan Duttah and Nate Kiah combined to throw a gem on Thursday.

The two New Hampshire pitchers gave up just five hits and a run, leading New Hampshire to a 2-1 win over Rhode Island. Noah Durham's solo home run in the top of the sixth ended up being the game-winning run for New Hampshire, while Dillon Gaudet added an RBI single in the third.

New Hampshire is now one win away from Williamsport.

                

Iowa def. Minnesota, 3-1

Will Nuss was not going to let Iowa lose on Thursday.

Nuss gave up just one run on four hits and struck out nine in 4.1 innings of work, adding a solo home run at the plate in Iowa's 3-1 win over Minnesota. That homer just happened to be the go-ahead tally in the top of the sixth inning, with the game knotted at one apiece.

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Iowa is one win away from Williamsport! #LLWS https://t.co/xJ9mCoPA7a

Mitch Naig's RBI single later that inning gave Iowa an insurance run. 

Minnesota struck first in the bottom of the first on Drew Law's RBI single. Law was also excellent on the mound, throwing 5.1 innings of three-hit, two-run ball, striking out a whopping 15 batters. But Minnesota's bats couldn't offer him the support he needed to steal the win.

Law nearly had a second run in the contest, though a slick play at the plate prevented that from happening:

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Saving a run at the plate! #LLWS https://t.co/VA7mBJ1s5z

It was a tough break for Law, who did all he could to lead Minnesota to a win. For Iowa, a berth in Williamsport is now just one victory away.