SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- The Gresham National Little League team beat Idaho 8-4 to win the Northwest Region Tournament to earn its first berth in the Little League World series in Pennsylvania Saturday.

Gresham scored three runs in the first inning, three more in the second and two in the third on the way to victory in San Bernardino.

The Little League World Series is for 11 and 12 year olds and will get under way on Thursday August 16. It's the 66th World Series and will run 11 days in south Williamsport.

Sixteen teams from around the world are taking part including Gresham. The winner will be crowned Little League World Champion.

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