Hermantown Royals edge Western Yankees, lead Quad Cities majors

An unidentified Western Yankees baserunner slides safely across home plate before Hermantown Royals pitcher Will Esterbrooks can apply the tag on a throw from his catcher following a wild pitch in a Quad City Little League majors battle of unbeaten teams Thursday night. Howie / HowieHanson.com

The Hermantown Royals moved into sole possession of first-place in the Quad City Little League majors division with an impressive 10-6 road victory over the previously-unbeaten Western Yankees on Thursday night at John Baggs Memorial Little League Field 2 located behind Wade Stadium in West Duluth.

The Royals improved to 3-0, while the Yankees fell to 3-1.