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La Plaza majors baseball final set for Friday night

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By Dave Kavanaugh

A 14-3 Yankees victory in Thursday night’s semifinal of the La Plaza Little League Majors Division baseball tournament set up a dream matchup Friday night between the Yanks and the undefeated Cubs.

First pitch of the championship game is set for 6:30 p.m. at Rodriguez Park.

The Cubs are 14-0-1 heading into the game. The lone blemish? A tie, declared due to time limits, with the Yankees one week ago. The Yanks are 11-3-1 and defeated the Angels (6-8) in five innings on Thursday.

The Athletics, a team new to La Plaza majors and composed of a core of 9- and 10-year-olds plus a few 11-year-olds and a 12-year-old, finished fourth behind the Angels.

All-star selections for the league will be announced after Friday’s majors championship game.

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In La Plaza softball, the Orioles defeated the A’s to finish atop the two-team league.

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La Plaza’s double-elimination minors league tourney begins Monday. The unbeaten A’s face the Cubs at 7:30 p.m., after the White Sox take on the Angels at 5:30.

Check the Optic for coverage.