Louisiana Wins First Little League World Series

It appears that with these Little League participants, on any given day one team can beat another. Yesterday it was Louisiana’s opportunity to shine. Egan Prather pitched a complete game two hitter in Louisiana’s 8-0 domination over Curacao. His teammates put the game away scoring six runs in the last two innings.

Marshall Louque was again the big bat for River Ridge. In the semi-final game he drove in his first four RBIs of the Series. Yesterday he drove in three runs with two doubles and a single. In the last two games he was 6 for 7 with four doubles, a triple and a single, driving in seven runs. Reece Roussel continued to assault pitchers with a 2 for 3 day, scoring three runs and driving in one. For the series he batted .739, scoring 10 runs and driving in 10 runs. He also hit two doubles yesterday to give him 7 for the Series.

Louque drove in the first run of the game with the first of his two doubles in the first inning. He drove in his second run with a double in the third inning. It was all Prather needed to win the game. When River Ridge exploded for four runs in the fifth the game was all but over. Russell and Louque each drove in runs in the inning.

It was the first Little League World Series win for the state of Louisiana.

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