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  • Writer's pictureKevin Hessel

Tiburon’s Little League All-Stars come from behind to capture District 3 championship

The Tiburon Peninsula Little League All-Stars celebrate their 5-4 victory over Novato North at Joe Wagner Field in Larkspur on July 10 as the 12-and-under boys went 9-0 to win the District 3 championship. They’ll now head to sections in a bid to play in the Little League World Series. (Elliot Karlan photo / For The Ark)

The Tiburon Peninsula Little League All-Stars completed back-to-back undefeated runs to District 3 championships, this year with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Novato North that included a controversial call late in the game.

The 12-and-under squad entered the week with a 3-0 record, then beat Novato South 7-5, Mill Valley 5-2 and West Marin 12-3 in round-robin play to earn the No. 1 seed in the elimination brackets.

In the quarterfinal they faced West Marin again, this time winning 4-1 on July 8 before dropping Mill Valley 6-1 in the semifinal the next day, setting up the title fight against Novato North, who came into the July 10 championship game as the No. 2 seed with a 7-1 record.

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