Honolulu Wins Little League World Series

Honolulu pitchers threw their third straight shutout and pitched four shutouts in their five wins as they win the Little League World Series with a final 3-0 win over Seoul, Korea. Ka’olu Holt did the honors this time throwing a complete game six inning shutout, giving up just two hits and striking out eight. This was his second start and fourth appearance. He allowed just one run in 12.2 innings of work, but he saved his best for last, pitching Honolulu to the championship.

Honolulu got all the runs they needed on a leadoff homerun by Mana Lau Kong. They added two more in the third after a single and two walks loaded the bases. A wild pitch scored one run and a second run scored on an errant throw after the wild pitch.

Korea was able to get a baserunner on in each of the first four innings, getting one as far as third base. The last two innings Holt retired all six hitters he faced to close out the game.

In the third place game Japan dominated Peachtree City 8-2. A seven run second by Tokyo put the game out of reach. Masato Igarashi went deep and drove in two runs for Tokyo. Masaumi Ikeuchi and Kai Nogami also drove in two for Tokyo.

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