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Hawaii rides six-run frame to earn 8-3 win over Michigan in LLWS

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WILLIAMSPORT — Great Lakes fired up the offense in the first inning, when Preston Barr singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. West pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. In the second Ryan Knaebel threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for West. West ...

Japan doubles up Panama, 4-2, to advance to next round of LLWS

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WILLIAMSPORT — Japan took home a 4-2 victory over Latin America on Sunday. Japan got on the board in the first inning when Shisei Fujimoto homered on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. Shinji Furusawa earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Japan. He went three innings, allowing zero ...

South Korea takes out Mexico in LLWS, 5-1

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WILLIAMSPORT — Mexico watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 5-1 loss to Asia-Pacific on Sunday. In the first inning, Asia-Pacific got their offense started. An error scored one run for Asia-Pacific. Shoo Ho Choi was the winning pitcher for Asia-Pacific. He lasted ...

Kid stuff: Mets rout Phillies 8-2 in Little League Classic

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets went from cheering on players in the Little League World Series to impressing the youngsters in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday night. Jeff McNeil added a two-run single to ...

LLWS: Despite small size Rhode Island loaded with talent

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Rhode Island might be the country's smallest state, but it produces some big-time baseball players and teams. In the New England Region, it stands out as a giant. This is the fifth time in eight seasons that Rhode Island has sent a team to the ...

Peachtree City, Georgia excited to be in Williamsport

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Snow rarely falls in Peachtree City, Georgia but when it did last winter Connor Soper maintained his daily routine. He plodded through the snow and kept throwing the baseball off his pitchback. The ball often fell through the snow on its way back, but ...

Oklahoma’s Ryan Selvaggi is shining in little league play

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Ryan Selvaggi started slow against Oklahoma and walked the first three batters he faced. It was the Southwest Regional championship's first inning and the biggest game the Post Oak Little League had ever played at that point. The situation could make ...

24 years after Yuki Braxton nears LLWS, son earns trip

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WILLIAMSPORT — Yuki Braxton did not compete at the Little League World Series more than two decades ago, but she sure came close. Braxton, formerly Yuki Matsushita, played second base for Austria in 1993 and ‘94 when her country played at the European Regional Tournament. Little did ...

Post Oak (Houston, Texas) Little League making league history

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WILLIAMSPORT — The tower that rises above the Post Oak Little League fields honors past champions. Whether district, section or states, if a team wins a title it will be remembered. Look toward that tower next year and one will see one team rise above the rest. The Post Oak 12-year-old ...

Japan walks all over Europe-Africa, 11-1, in opening round of LLWS

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WILLIAMSPORT — Japan ran off with the lead late in the game in an 11-1 victory over Europe-Africa on Friday. The game was tied at one with Japan batting in the bottom of the fourth when Kenji Takada singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. Japan secured the victory thanks ...

Power hitting leads Latin America to 8-3 victory

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WILLIAMSPORT — Canada fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 8-3 loss to Latin America on Friday. Latin America took the lead on an error in the first inning. Latin America got on the board in the first inning when Ian Huang’s wild pitch allowed one run to score for Latin ...

Spain knew they were underdogs entering the LLWS tournament

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WILLIAMSPORT — Oscar Roman didn’t mince words with his players when they spoke about playing Japan on Friday at the Little League World Series. He couldn’t afford to. Spain doesn’t have anything remotely close to the tradition of success Japan has had in South Williamsport over the ...

Asia-Pacific tops Caribbean in 9 innings in LLWS first round, 4-2

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WILLIAMSPORT — Caribbean lost the lead late in a 4-2 defeat to Asia-Pacific on Thursday. The game was tied at two with Asia-Pacific batting in the top of the ninth when Ji Hyung Choi was hit by a pitch, driving in a run. Asia-Pacific evened things up at two in the top of the sixth inning ...

Texas takes out Rhode Island in first round of LLWS, 3-1

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WILLIAMSPORT — Both teams were strong on the mound on Thursday, but Southwest was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over New England on Thursday. Tommy Turner started the game for New England and recorded 14 outs. New England opened up scoring in the first inning, when ...

Crosscutters-Spikes suspended due to rain

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STATE COLLEGE – Due to severe weather in State College during tonight’s contest, the game was suspended with the State College Spikes leading the Williamsport Crosscutters 3-0 heading to the 5th inning. Tonight’s game will be resumed on Monday, August 20th in State College as a part of ...