Little League World Series - Day 6

Myworld has been busy with volleyball tryouts so following the baseball season has been sparse. We have been keeping track of the Little League World Series as they wind down to the final United States team and the International team.

Caribbean (Curacao) 9 Latin America (Venezuela) 2

Both areas are hot beds for baseball. Curacao scored early with five runs in the first two innings then sealed the game with four runs in the sixth to eliminate Venezuela from the World Series. The top of the lineup Jurdrick Profar (3 runs) and Deshandro Tromp (2 runs) scored five and their middle of the lineup Nathan Castillo (3 RBIs), Shendrion Martinus (2 RBIs) and Clay Winklaar (2 RBIs) drove in seven.

Mid-Atlantic (New Jersey) 2 New England (Rhode Island) 0

A classic pitcher’s duel. The New Jersey team trotted out four different pitchers to shut down Rhode Island to just one hit. Rhode Island relied on Miles Fontaine for five shutout innings, but New Jersey was able to figure him out in the sixth. Leadoff hitter Sal Garcia led off the sixth with a double. J.R. Rosado advanced him to third with a single. Rosado took second on defensive indifference and a line out put runners on second and third with one out. A ground out second to first scored Garcia and after an errant throw by the first baseman to get Garcia at home failed Rosado also scored on the throw. Jaydin Capindica got the last out after Mason Crain hit a two out single to bring the tying run to the plate.

Northwest (Oregon) 4 Europe-Africa (Italy) 3

In a third game challenger between two teams that have already been eliminated from the tournament Oregon came away with the victory. In a three run third that proved the difference Oregon scored one run on an error and another on a passed ball. They also scored a run in the first on a wild pitch.

Today Korea and Japan will play to see who will have to go down to the loser’s bracket to play Curacao. On the United States side South Loudoun, Virginia will play Wailuku, Hawaii to determine who will drop to the loser’s bracket to battle the winner of the River Ridge, Louisiana and Elizabeth, New Jersey game.

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