Little League Extra

Strong pitching carries Australia past Italy

A closer look at the 3-1 win by Sydney, Australia, over Europe-Africa champ Emilia, Italy, Thursday at Volunteer Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Clayton Campbell had a no-hitter going at 66 pitches through five innings. Harrison Wheeldon retired the first two hitters in the top of the sixth, but ...

Walk-off double propels Tennessee

A closer look at the 3-2 win by Southeast champ Goodlettsville, Tennessee, over Northwest champ Bend, Oregon, Thursday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Robert Carroll's walk-off double. Carroll lived a dream Thursday, slamming a two-out, two-run walk-off double and helping Tennessee rally ...

TV, Olympics and being remembered at the Series

Head inside the 19th hole at Clinton County's oldest golf course and you'll see a jersey from Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould and a life-size chart of former All-American basketball player Kelly Mazzante.Go past the bar and toward the locker room and you'll find a wall-size action poster of ...

Mora likes to focus on players, not his name

The last name Mora and coaching have become synonymous with each other the last four decades. See or hear that name and most people think about football coaches Jim Mora and his oldest son, Jim.That is just the way middle Mora son, Steve, likes it. His father and oldest brother have put ...

Top 10 US Players to Watch

What started out as a dream has become reality. Eight U.S. teams have reached the Little League World Series and the next 10 days might feel like being at Disney World instead of being at a baseball tournament.All the players from these teams have put together outstanding all-star runs. Here ...

Red Land LL wins United States title

The kid born in New Zealand lived an American dream Saturday afternoon.New Zealand export Chayton Krauss threw his arms high as soon as he finished his swing. Nearly all the record 45,716 fans rose and cheered. Simultaneously, he, the Red Land Little League all-stars and their many fans ...

Lewisberry is more than a one-man team

When Cole Wagner struck out in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday, audible gasps could be heard throughout Lamade Stadium.Braden Kolmansberger was not among the nervous observers. The Mid-Atlantic champion Lewisberry second baseman remained confident. So did all of his teammates.Wagner has ...

Assistant coach for Pearland, Texas, is a key factor

As Southwest Region champion Pearland, Texas, manager Andrew Solomon and victorious players addressed the media late Thursday night, coach Jeremi Tadlock stood in the background watching.Solomon does most of the talking and many focus on his dread-locked hair more than the team's success, but ...

Japan returns to championship game

Japan had no hits for six innings. Then it didn't need one to score the game-winning run in the seventh.The Kitasuna LL from Tokyo will play for its second Little League World Series title in four years, and third overall, thanks to its 1-0, 7-inning victory over Mexicali, Mexico, Saturday at ...

How are all-star teams picked?

The question of just how did Red Land Little League from Lewisberry and everyone else reach the Little League World Series can be a complex one. No, not just winning games from the local through state or national and/or regional level, but how the players were put on the all-star team in the ...

Texas KOs California in 8th inn. off homer

Three times Southwest Region champ Pearland, Texas, manager Andrew Solomon pinch-hit for third baseman Caleb Low.Low never gave Solomon a chance to do so in the eighth inning. And the manager sure is happy.Low delivered the hit of his life, and maybe the biggest in Pearland Little League ...

Mexico defeats Venezuela to move to international final

Jorge Joel Armenta caused a minor social media stir this summer after his Mexicali, Mexico, team qualified for the Little League World Series.He stood in a full uniform, replete with a yellow-green Mexicali jersey No. 69, along with the rest of the team in the photo appearing on Little League's ...

An in-depth look at Mexico’s win over Venezuela

A closer look at Mexico champion Mexicali, Mexico's 11-0 victory over Latin America champ Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Thursday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Alberto Bustos' two-run double to right field scored Armando Verdugo and Daniel Zaragoza for a 5-0 lead in the third inning.MEXICO ...

Lewisberry parents reach to the World Series

They're the team playing ball in their own backyard.That introduces an element to Mid-Atlantic Region champion Red Land Little League parents' lives that the other parents in the World Series don't face, such as driving back and forth between home, in Lewisberry, and Williamsport for ...

Red Land’s Cramer a true money pitcher

Bret Wagner noticed it a few years ago. Time after time he watched pitcher Adam Cramer perfectly drill the right spot.Whatever pitch the Red Land Little League coach called, Cramer perfectly executed it. And it happened every time. It did not seem real."Bret always says when Adam pitches it's ...

Bowling Green proved it belonged

No matter how often it won, Great Lakes Region champion Bowling Green, Kentucky, often heard and read about its potential opponents more.Some group or someone always believed those opponents were better. Bowling Green repeatedly proved them wrong.Bowling Green played its last Little League ...

An in-depth look at Texas’ elimination game win

A closer look at Southwest Region champion Pearland, Texas' 9-7, eight-inning win over West champ Bonita, California, on Thursday at Lamade Stadium:PLAY OF THE GAME: Caleb Low's walk-off home run. Low lived every Little Leaguer's dream, hitting a two-run walk-off home run in the eighth inning ...

Local author pens book on ‘World of Little League’

Among other things being sold at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum during the Little Leauge Baseball World Series is a new book, "Modern Images of America: The World of Little League," by Janice Ogurcak, the museum's director of public programming and outreach."The World of Little ...

ESPN personality Virk touts Series

Adnan Virk, like most every ESPN personality who has come through the Little League World Series, is proud of the job his network does.But he's learned the same thing many do on their first stops through here."When you see it in person, you realize how special it is," said Virk, a speaker at ...

Pennsylvania faces Texas today for berth

Tom Peifer, Lewisberry's manager, experienced a surreal moment as he addressed his team following Wednesday's 3-0 win over Pearland, Texas."I was telling the kids we have two days to prepare and then we're in the US final. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth," Peifer said. ...