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‘It was a foul ball!’: Bend North coach seeks Little League apology for call that cost them the game

‘It was a foul ball!’: Bend North coach seeks Little League apology for call that cost them the game

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are fantastic ways to win — and just as many heartbreaking ways to lose.

The Bend North 12-U Little League team was in a tie game in extra innings Thursday with a chance to go to the Little league World Series in Williamsport, Pa., something every little leaguer dreams of.

A Washington batter hit a ball down the third base line, one umpire called it fair and one called it foul. The play would score the winning run. After a few minutes of looking at replay, the head umpire called the ball fair, which gave Washington a 3-2 win over Bend.

“It was a foul ball,” Head Coach Brett Hartlaub told NewsChannel 21 Friday.

Hartlaub said he is meeting with Little League officials in an attempt to get the league to admit they made a mistake.

“In the Little League rulebook, if one umpire calls it foul and one umpire calls it fair, the foul call overrules the fair call,” Hartlaub said.

Jordan Williams will have more on the game’s controversial end and how the team spent their Friday, tonight on NewsChannel 21 at Five.

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