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Little League Extra

Chris Masse on baseball: Gavin Weir has been nothing shy of amazing

Gavin Weir awed Sioux Falls manager Mike Gorsett once again Wednesday evening. And no, this was not as Gorsett watched Weir throw another no-hitter at the Little League World Series as Sioux Falls blanked California, 1-0, while reaching Saturday’s Tom Seaver Bracket championship. Amazingly, ...

Taylor North LL is a young team, but also mature

Taylor North Little League did not exist two years ago. It now finds itself among the country’s top six teams. It all has happened so fast and that is why Taylor, Michigan manager Rick Thorning has tried helping his players realize the magnitude of its achievements, one that included ...

Abilene has right mentality; doesn’t quit

Abilene, Texas lost a District 5 game shortly after its all-star season began. It won the rematch later that day. Rain forced a condensed schedule at the Section 2 tournament, forcing teams to play twice one day. The Wylie Little Leaguers fell behind by multiple runs each time but won each ...

All 14 players have impacted Sioux Falls

Some questioned Sioux Falls, South Dakota manager Mike Gorsett when he chose 14 all-stars earlier this summer. Wednesday night, Sioux Falls played Torrance, California in the Tom Seaver winner’s bracket final at the Little League World Series. Sioux Falls opened the Series 2-0, allowing no ...

Michigan advances to Hank Aaron final

A closer look at the Taylor, Michigan 15-6 win over Abilene, Texas, Thursday at Lamade Stadium. Michigan pounded out 14 hits in five innings. Ten players also either delivered a hit or reached base. PLAY OF THE GAME — Jakob Furkas’s hustle creating something big: It looked like Texas ...

Hays is continuing to ‘feast’ on pitches at LLWS

Grant Hays was not shy when doing his national television player introduction video at the Little League World Series. “I eat fastballs for breakfast,” Hays told millions watching worldwide. Hays put the bullseye on his back, but he was partially telling the truth. Hays does pound ...