West Side Little League one win away from Williamsport after forfeit win

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Kentucky team removed from tourney after positive COVID-19 test

West Side Little League needs just one more win to advance to the World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

Kentucky-Warren County had to forfeit Tuesday’s loser’s bracket matchup against West Side because of at least one positive COVID-19 test within the team.

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West Side lost its tournament opener to the Kentucky team on Sunday to drop to the loser’s bracket, and the Kentucky state champs joined them there with a loss in the winner’s bracket semifinals.

West Side advances to the loser’s bracket final 5 p.m. Friday in Whitestown, Ind., facing the loser of the Thursday’s winner’s bracket final between Michigan and Illinois. Friday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN.

The West Side all-stars are seeking their first trip to Williamsport since 2010. The two finalists – the winner’s bracket and loser’s bracket champions – will meet in the regional championship game at 4 p.m. Saturday (ESPN). Both teams will qualify for the World Series, which runs Aug. 19-29.

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