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Hazleton native Maddon excited for 1st trip to Williamsport

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PITTSBURGH — Joe Maddon has never been to Williamsport. The West Hazleton native still has a home about 75 miles east of Williamsport and spends most of his offseason working with the Hazleton Integration Project, a community based organization that tries to unite people of different cultures ...

Japan scores 19 over final 3 innings

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Here is a closer look at Chofu City, Tokyo, Japan’s 20-0 win over Bologna, Italy, on Friday. PLAY OF THE GAME: Italy starting pitcher Giulio Bissa wasn’t blowing pitches past Japan’s hitters, but he was keeping them off-balance and he was keeping them off the scoreboard. He even mixed ...

Pittsburgh coaches Searage, Prince return to Bowman Field

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PITTSBURGH — Ray Searage’s favorite part about being the pitching coach for the Crosscutters was having the opportunity to watch young and raw pitchers make their way through the farm system and develop into polished big leaguers. Searage had his share of pitchers that fizzled out in the ...

Jinwon Na sparks 2 South Korea rallies in victory

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Here’s a closer look at South Chungcheong, South Korea’s, 10-3 win over Maracaibo, Venezuela, in the opening round of the International field Friday. PLAY OF THE GAME: Venezuela’s Brando Fernandez made one of the best catches you will ever see at the Little League World Series, charging ...

Cutters rained out in Auburn

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The Williamsport Crosscutters’ chance at a three-game sweep against the Auburn Doubledays hit a snag last night when the game final game of the series was rained out. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at Bowman Field sometime during the upcoming series from August ...

South Korea team built to frustrate defenses

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Minwook Park readied himself on the third-base bag. Just in case Venezuela’s Brando Fernandez made an incredible catch in foul territory, he wanted to be prepared to race home. Fernandez sprawled out over the cinder warning track in front of the scorer’s table on the third-base foul line. ...

Tim Montgmery, Williamsport football’s winningest coach, dies

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Thomas Charles Montgomery, known as “Tim” or “Coach” by friends and family, of Melbourne Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday at 74, surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Kane, Pennsylvania, the “Icebox of Pennsylvania” and earned ...

Mexico blanks Canada

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Here’s a closer look at Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon’s 5-0 win over Coquitlam, British Columbia, on Friday at Volunteer Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: The game could have gotten out of hand early for Canada, but the right arm of starting pitcher Matt Shanley wouldn’t allow it to. He loaded the ...

Garcia’s double lifts New Jersey

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A closer look at the Elizabeth, New Jersey’s 6-2 win over Salem, Oregon, on Friday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Sal Garcia’s fifth-inning double — Oregon led New Jersey, 2-1, and was five outs from victory when Garcia started changing the game’s complexion and ignited a big ...

Hawaii’s Pascual stifled Louisiana’s rallies

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A closer look at the Wailuki, Hawaii, 5-2 win over River Ridge, Louisiana, on Friday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Logan Kuloloia’s first-inning RBI infield single — Hawaii had the bases loaded with two outs in the first inning of a game it trailed 1-0 when Kuloloia came to bat. He ...

Knutson’s diving catch helps secure Minnesota’s win

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A closer look at the 2-1 Coon Rapids, Minnesota, win over Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Friday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Jaxon Knutson’s Ozzie Smith impersonation — Kentucky had the tying runner on second and go-ahead runner at first when, Knutson flew through the air like ...

Virginia trio combine on no-hitter to beat Rhode Island

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A closer look at the 3-0 South Riding, Virginia, win over Barrington, Rhode Island, on Friday at Lamade Stadium as Justin Lee, Liam Thyen and Chase Obstgarten combined on a no-hitter. PLAY OF THE GAME: Brady Yates’s go-ahead home run — Alex Anderson pitched a fantastic game for Rhode ...

Series begins with unnecessary controversy

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What should have been a light-hearted beginning to the most important week of the year for Little League Baseball, instead began with an unnecessary controversy. In one of those deep sigh kind of “what now?” moments, Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener was forced to address ...

Carvajal nails down Cutters win in Auburn

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Rafael Carvajal struck out five over two hitless innings to earn his second save of the season as the Williamsport Crosscutters defeated the Auburn Doubledays, 3-2, Thursday night. On the day it was revealed Logan O’Hoppe, Kendall Simmons, Corbin Williams and Bryson Stott were all named to ...

Freking helped Minnesota get to Series

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota, second baseman Maddie Freking will become the 19th female player to compete at the Little League World Series when she plays against Bowling Green, Kentucky, today. That is quite an achievement, but the Coon Rapids Andover American Little League will remember her, not ...

Nittany Lion offensive line expecting a lot

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STATE COLLEGE — At 6-foot-6, 324 pounds, Penn State redshirt freshman left tackle Rasheed Walker is a mountain of a man. Walker, who is expected to start this season for the Nittany Lions after the departure of Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern to the NFL from last season’s team, has ...

Bowdens have 3 generations from the LL World Series

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Royce Bowden once was the fastest player competing at the Little League World Series. While his Hampton, Virginia, team lost its lone 1954 Little League World Series game, Bowden did not leave empty-handed, winning the speed race at the event’s Skills Competition. That is one of many fond ...

Goodnight’s presence still with team

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Bowling Green East Little League’s most valuable player cannot be labeled via position. He is not at shortstop, not on the mound, not at the plate smashing mammoth home runs. Mason Goodnight is everywhere. Goodnight played with the Bowling Green Little Leaguers growing up, establishing ...