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A’s Molly Cook, #23, attempts to field a hit by the Nationals during Saturday’s finals at Bar S field. The A’s won with a final score of 18-8.

SLIDESHOW: West Seattle Little League A's roll to 19-8 victory

By Ed Shepherd

The West Seattle Little League A's had a perfect start offensively in a 19-8 victory over the Nationals in a must-win game in Minors divisional championship action Saturday.

That forced an if-necessary rematch at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bar-S to settle the title.

The A's started off the top of the first with bunt singles back-to-back from Jackston Helmstetler and Liam Floyd pior to Nick Hazelgrove's two-RBI single that brought a 2-0 lead that was never relinquished.

"We had a game plan," said Marc Cook, the A's manager. "We executed. We did bunt singles and Hazelgrove drove them in."

That kept the A's season alive for one more day.

"One more tomorrow," Cook said. "We'll see what happens."

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