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Paseo Verde advances to Little League regional final

Paseo Verde advanced to the Little League Baseball Mountain Region final by defeating Montana-Boulder Arrowhead 5-1 on Thursday in San Bernardino, California.

Paseo Verde (2-1) will face Utah-Snow Canyon (2-0) in the title game at 2 p.m. Friday, and the winner advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ESPN will televise the game.

The game is a rematch from Tuesday when Snow Canyon beat Paseo Verde 5-4 on a walk-0ff RBI single.

Against Boulder Arrowhead (1-2), Paseo Verde’s Jake Nakahara and Mason “Cruz” Zoller combined to allow three hits and no earned runs.

Paseo Verde took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a sacrifice fly by Dylon Murphy and an RBI single by Dawson Schmitt.

Pinch hitter Broch Mabeus delivered a two-run single in the fifth to give Paseo Verde a 4-1 lead, and the Henderson team added a run in the sixth on a single by Caden Cadaval.