The Little League World Series got underway over the weekend. Below is a summary of the games.
Latin America (Panama) 10 Mexico 2
Panama put the game away with five runs in the seventh. Carlos Gonzalez and Esmith Pineda each drove in three runs to lead the Panama offense. Gonzalez also retired the last five batters in the game.
Australia 3 Italy 1
Clayton Campbell pitched five innings of no hit shutout ball, striking out seven to lead Australia to a victory. He also drove in one run.
Canada 10 Japan 4
Japan was abused by a Canadian team that scored in every inning but the second. Loreto Siniscalchi struck out 13 hitters in his 5.2 innings to lead Canada.
Asia (Korea) 3 Caribbean (Curacao) 0
Korea struck early with two runs in the first and Jun-Ho Jeong pitched four innings of shutout ball, striking out 10 to get the win. Sang-Heon Park worked the last two innings to complete the shutout.
Mexico 12 Italy 7
It was a wild sixth inning with Mexico scoring 8 runs and Italy scoring 6 runs. Isaac Cortez and Alejandro Mar each drove in three runs for Mexico. Italy was eliminated from the tourney.
Curacao 2 Japan 1
Japan was eliminated by Curacao. Jaden Gosepa worked five innings to pick up the win and Nair Jamanika and Donovan Antonia each drove in a run for Curacao.
Mid Atlantic 7 New England 2
Ryan Harlost drove in four runs with the New York team scoring six runs in the first two innings to hammer out the victory.
Southeast 3 Northwest 2
Tennessee rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out their victory, Robert Carroll driving in two runs to get the victory. Zach Williams pitched all six innings to get the victory, striking out 9.
Midwest 5 West 1
The Chula Vista team scored the first run but Iowa rallied for the next five to beat the boys from California.
Great Lakes 11 Southwest 1
Not much of a game, only going five innings because of the 10 run slaughter rule.
New England 8 Northwest 0
Rhode Island eliminated Oregon, Kenny Rix driving in three runs and retiring the last five hitters to lead the victory.
West 5 Southwest 0
Chula Vista eliminated San Antonio, Victor Lizarraga throwing a complete game five hit shutout.