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Fifth inning lifts Endwell

A closer look at the 13-10 win by Mid-Atlantic Region champion Endwell, New York, over Great Lakes Region champion Bowling Green, Kentucky, Wednesday at Lamade Stadium.PLAY OF THE GAME: The last one. Jordan Owens hit the go-ahead single in the bottom of the fifth, but in a game where New York ...

Long homer carries Panama to win

A closer look at the 3-2 win by Latin America Region champion Aguadulce, Panama, over Asia-Pacific champ Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday at Volunteer Stadium.PLAY OF THE GAME: Panama's Esmith Pineda hit a 320-foot home run to left-center field, beyond the second fence, in the fifth inning.PANAMA ...

Sydney putting Australian baseball on the map

The team from "Down Under" doesn't feel like an underdog.But there's no denying this Sydney, Australia, is a different entry this late into the Little League Baseball World Series, as its 2-1 win over Caribbean Region champion Willemstad, Curacao, proved Tuesday to advance in the elimination ...

Mancini’s a maestro on mound for New York

Conner Rush enjoys some friendly bragging rights. And he has accomplished something few players have this season.Rush, the third baseman for Mid-Atlantic Region champ Endwell, New York, hit a home run off Michael Mancini during an all-star practice. So many opponents would like to know Rush's ...

Early home run is key for Mexico’s victory

A closer look at the 7-1 win by Mexico champion Neuvo Leon over Canada champion Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday at Volunteer Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Mexico's Jose Angel Leal cleared the arborvitae, as his home run ball hit near a trash can on the slope beyond the fence at 285 feet for ...

Tennessee advances in US field

A closer look at the 4-2 win in seven innings by Southeast Region champion Goodlettsville, Tennessee, over West Region champion Chula Vista, California, Tuesday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Might as well call this one the play of the Series. Isaiah Page and Tanner Jones combined on the ...

Japan heads home with ‘W’

A closer look at the 6-1 win by Tokyo, Japan, over Southwest Region champ San Antonio, Texas, Tuesday at Lamade Stadium.PLAY OF THE GAME: Jo Adachi's first-inning double. Adachi put Japan up 2-0 in the top of the first inning and set the game's tone. It was just the lift Japan needed after ...

Olympic medalist Osterman honored

When she was asked if she was going to throw out the first pitch for Tuesday night's game underhand between California and Tennessee, 2004 Olympic softball gold medalist pitcher Cat Osterman laughed and said the last time she tried that for a first pitch, it sailed over everyone's head."Clearly ...

Timely hitting, stellar pitching keep Aussies alive

A closer look at the 2-1 win by Sydney, Australia, over Caribbean Region champion Willemstad, Curacao, Tuesday at Volunteer Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: This one wasn't over until the very end. Curacao's Jakey Josepha scored in the bottom of the sixth when Gedionne Marlin reached on a two-out ...

Family Vacation: Tuesday

FAMILY MEMBER NAME: Noriko Sato.THEIR TEAM: Japan.THEIR LITTLE LEAGUER: Shotoku Sato.MOST EXCITING GAME ALONG THE WAY: The first region tournament game.OUR KID'S BEST GAME: Semifinal game.MOST DIFFICULT TRAVEL MOMENT: After the regional tournament, we did not have a lot of time to prepare. We ...

All-star coaching staff leads all-star team at Kentucky

One has coached Little League Baseball over the last four decades. Another played and coached Division I baseball. Another played professional football.No wonder Bowling Green East Little League President Jay Lawless says the all-stars on his team are not limited to the field."We have an ...

Walk-off single lifts Iowa to win

A closer look at 3-2 win by Midwest Region champion Johnston, Iowa, over New England champ Warwick, Rhode Island, Tuesday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Kaiden Dinh's walk-off single. Dinh was not even sure he could play since he is dealing with a shoulder injury. He can't play in the ...

MLB commissioner Manfred cheers on New York team during Monday’s LLWS visit

The Maine-Endwell Little Leaguers from?New?York have one very powerful fan.While MLB commissioner Rob Manfred must remain neutral with the big leaguers, he was proud to say he's behind these Little Leaguers during a visit Monday at the Little League World Series. Manfred hails from Rome, N.Y., ...

Tennessee team’s secret weapon: Coach Hale

Joey Hale often labels the Little League Baseball World Series, "Christmas on Steroids." There are fewer places the Goodlettsville, Tennessee, manager would rather be than the Lamade Stadium dugout, coaching his players.Still, as much as Hale enjoys coaching at the Series, he remains content ...

Harlost’s home run propels New York

A closer look at the New York 3-1 win over Tennessee , Monday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Ryan Harlost's 2-run home run - Just like he did in New York's first game, Harlost gave the Mid-Atlantic champions an immediate lift, hitting a 2-run, first-inning home run that made it 2-0. The ...

Tennessee’s McWilliams making name for himself

Sam McWilliams and Ian McWilliams cast long shadows.And that is not just because Sam is 6-foot-7 and Ian 6-3. Both pitchers have achieved big honors with Sam throwing in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system and Ian, a senior right-hander, committing to play for Division I University of Alabama ...

Bases-loaded walk lifts Panama to win

A closer look at Aguadulce, Panama's 3-2 victory over Sydney, Australia, on Monday at Volunteer Stadium.PLAY OF THE GAME: Jose Torres' bases-loaded walk on four pitches from William Edwards with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning pushed across the winning run.PANAMA PLAYER OF THE GAME: ...

Pin of the Day: Monday

Pin trading is a Little League Baseball World Series tradition right along with cardboard sleds and the fourth-inning stretch. Here is a closer look at one of those pins:OWNER: Frank Walton.HOMETOWN: Las Vegas, Nevada.FAVORITE PIN: Fred Strouse memorial pin.HOW I GOT IT: I got it from Fred's ...

Oregon defeats Italy in consi

A closer look at 6-2 win by Northwest region champion Bend, Oregon, over Europe-Africa champion Emilia, Italy, Monday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Oregon center fielder Zack Reynolds throwing out Italy's Samuele Gamberini in the fourth inning. Gamberini tried to stretch a single into a ...

South Korea blanks Canada in five

A closer look at the 10-0, five inning win by Seoul, South?Korea, over Vancouver, B.C., on Monday at Volunteer?Stadium.PLAY OF THE GAME: Jungtaek Ru's three-run 305-foot home run in the fourth inning gave South Korea a 6-0 lead. It hit a golf cart parked in the media lot and was as long as any ...