2018 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES SCOREBOARD

 

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Winner’s Bracket Takes The Stage On Day 4 of the 2018 Little League World Series

Day #4 of the 2018 Little League World Series gets underway as four teams will lock up their spots in the Winner’s Bracket Finals. FOX Sports Williamsport will again be in attendance keeping you updated on all of the action with our Little League World Series In-Game Updates on 1050 AM and 92.7 FM, along with Post-Game Recaps of every game on FOXSportsWilliamsport.com.

 

Today’s schedule of games at the 2018 Little League World Series is as follows:

9:00 a.m. – Asia-Pacific (South Seoul LL – Seoul, South Korea) vs Mexico (Matamoros LL – Matamoros, Tamaulipas) at Volunteer Stadium

11:00 a.m. – Southwest (Post Oak LL – Houston, Texas) vs Mid-Atlantic (Mid Island LL – Staten Island, New York) at Howard J. Lamade Stadium

1:00 p.m. – Japan (Kawaguchi LL – Kawaguchi, Japan) vs Latin America (Vacamonte LL – Arraijan, Panama) at Volunteer Stadium

2:00 p.m. – Great Lakes (Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores LL – Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan) vs West (Honolulu LL – Honolulu, Hawaii) at Howard J. Lamade Stadium

 

To keep up-to-date on all of the live action at the 2018 Little League World Series, keep your radios tuned to FOX Sports Williamsport on 1050 AM and 92.7, or listen online at FOXSportsWilliamsport.com Stream #1 for our Little League World Series In-Game Updates, beginning at the End of the 2nd Inning of each and every game. 2018 Little League World Series In-Game Updates are presented by UPMC Susquehanna, DHP Custom Pins, The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, and Buffalo Wild Wings.

To catch up on action you have missed, check back here on FOXSportsWilliamsport.com for recaps of every game from the 2018 Little League World Series. Recaps will be posted shortly after the conclusion of each game during the Little League World Series.

Day #3 Closes With Another Shutout Elimination As Southeast Downs Northwest

By Justin Hawkins
justin@foxsportswilliamsport.com

Just like the first game of Day #3, the final game of the day results in a shutout and an elimination as the Southeast Region; Post Oak LL of Houston, Texas; defeated the Northwest Region; Coeur d’Alene LL of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; by final score 3-0 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

After a scoreless 1st Inning, the Southeast would score for the first time in the Top of the 2nd as Bo Walker hit a hard single into center field, scoring Jack Ryan from 2nd base, giving the Southeast their first lead, and the lead for good, 1-0.

Picking back up in the Top of the 3rd Inning, James Hooper grounds out, but picks up an RBI as Chase Fralick scores from 3rd on the play, pushing the Southeast lead to 2-0 after three innings.

The scoring would stay dormant until the Top of the 6th Inning as the Southeast would add an insurance run as Chase Fralick picked up an RBI Single, scoring Ben Traxler from 3rd, and bringing the game to it’s final score of 3-0 as the Southeast shuts out and eliminates the Northwest from the 2018 Little League World Series.

With the win, the Southeast continues their run through the Loser’s Bracket and will now face the loser of the Southwest and the Mid-Atlantic on Monday at 8:00 p.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

With the loss, the Northwest sees their tournament life come to an end, but they will play one more game in Williamsport as they face Europe-Africa in a Consolation Crossover Game on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Canada Walks Off Europe-Africa In Extras To Stay Alive

By Justin Hawkins
justin@foxsportswilliamsport.com

The second elimination game of the day for the International Bracket would take 10 innings to decide, but it would be the Canada Region; Whalley LL of Surrey, British Columbia; eliminating the Europe-Africa Region; Catalunya LL of Barcelona, Spain; by a final score of 2-1 at Volunteer Stadium.

After Europe-Africa started the game by going three up, three down in the Top of the 1st, Canada would take an early lead capitalizing on Europe-Africa mistakes. Nate Colina would pick up a one out single, would take 2nd on a Passed Ball, 3rd on a Wild Pitch, and score on an error by Europe-Africa starting pitcher Ronald Vizcaino to give Canada a 1-0 lead after one inning.

As the game progressed, it was looking like the mistakes of the first inning would be what would eliminate Europe-Africa, as Canada maintained their 1-0 lead through to the End of the 5th Inning.

Europe-Africa would finally respond with one swing of the bat in the Top of the 6th as Lucas Iriarte would take a 1-0 pitch deep to left field for a solo home run, tying the game up at one. Canada would be unable to respond in the Bottom of the 6th, sending the game to extra innings.

After three innings of trading zeros, Canada’s offense would get itself going again as Nate Colina and Ian Huang led off the Bottom of the 10th with back-to-back singles, setting the table for Joey Marino. Marino would single into center field, scoring Colina, and walking it off for Canada 2-1 in 10 innings, eliminating Europe-Africa from the 2018 Little League World Series.

With the win, Canada moves on in the Loser’s Bracket and will now face the loser of Asia-Pacific and Mexico in another elimination game on Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Volunteer Stadium.

With the loss, Europe-Africa sees their chance at the World Championship come to an end, but will play in a Consolation Crossover Game against the loser of the United States Loser’s Bracket Elimination Game between the Southeast and the Northwest on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Scoreboard Lights Up As Midwest Eliminated New England

By Justin Hawkins
justin@foxsportswilliamsport.com

Game #10 of the Little League World Series would see the most runs scored in a single game in the 2018 edition to this point, as the Midwest Region; Grandview LL of Des Moines, Iowa; defeated and eliminated the New England Region; Coventry LL of Coventry, Rhode Island; by a final score of 9-5 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

The Midwest would get the scoring started in the Top of the 1st Inning as Maddox O’Connor doubled with one out, and would score during the next at-bat as Blake Larson came up with an RBI Double. Larson would score on a throwing error later in the inning, giving the Midwest a 2-0 lead after a half inning of play.

The Top of the 3rd Inning would see the Midwest extend their lead as Alex Stewart picked up an RBI groundout with two on that scored Maddox O’Connor, followed later in the inning by Connor Duong scoring on a wild pitch with the bases loaded. The Midwest would strand two more potential runs, but increased their lead to 4-0 in the Middle of the 3rd.

New England would finally respond in the Bottom of the 3rd with a two out rally. With the bases loaded, Tommy Turner would come up with a single that scored Aiden Wilkins and Tyler Simon to cut the Midwest lead to two runs. On the next at-bat, a Midwest fielding error would allow Sammy Fuentes to score, cutting the deficit to one. One mistake would lead to another as the Midwest tried to do too much to make up for the first error and would commit another, this time allowing both Tommy Turner and Jake Mather to score, and made it a whole new ballgame as New England led for the first time at 5-4 through three innings.

Showing that having a short memory when things gets bad is the right way to do it, the Midwest would shake off the defensive mistakes of the 3rd and quickly respond with some two out magic of their own in the fourth. With the bases loaded, Alex Stewart would add to his RBI total in the game, driving a single into left field to score both Maddox O’Connor and Blake Larson as the Midwest retook the lead at 6-5. During the final at-bat of the inning, a Wild Pitch would allow Connor Duong to score, and on the same play a throwing error by the New England catcher would also allow Stewart to score, giving the Midwest a 8-5 lead after four innings.

The Midwest would add an insurance run in the 6th as Alex Stewart would again drive in Maddox O’Connor, this time with a double, as the Midwest picked up the 9-5 win and eliminated New England from the 2018 Little League World Series.

With the win, the Midwest continues their trip through the Loser’s Bracket, next facing the loser of the Great Lakes and the West in another elimination game on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

With the loss, New England has been eliminated from the 2018 Little League World Series, but will play a Consolation Crossover Game against Australia on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Caribbean Opens Day #3 With Shutout Elimination Of Australia

By Justin Hawkins
justin@foxsportswilliamsport.com

Day #3, and the first round of elimination games, got underway today at the 2018 Little League World Series with the Caribbean Region; Radames Lopez LL of Guayama, Puerto Rico; eliminating the Australia Region; Gold Coast Baseball Assoc LL of Gold Coast, Queensland; in shutout fashion, 6-0, at Volunteer Stadium.

The first two innings saw the Caribbean only have one baserunner reach via an E1, and Australia went six up, six down to begin the contest, sending the game into the third inning scoreless.

The third would see the Caribbean take control of the game for good, starting with a lead-off single from Homircal Rodriguez, who would be pushed to 2nd on a Roberto Joubert Sacrifice Bunt. Victor Cartagena would ground into what should have been a 6-3 putout, but an E6 would allow Cartagena to reach 2nd and Rodriguez to score, giving the Caribbean their first lead of the game at 1-0. The Caribbean wasn’t done yet as John Lopez would single to put runners on the corners for Luis Rivera, who doubled on a fly ball to center field, scoring both Cartagena and Lopez, pushing the lead for the boys from Puerto Rico to 3-0. Australia would get a baserunner on a E6 but leave him stranded, keeping the Caribbean lead intact at 3-0 through three innings.

Eric Rodriguez would get things started in the fourth, making up for his defensive error in the Bottom of the 3rd by drilling an 0-2 pitch to left field for the fourth home run of the 2018 Little League World Series and increasing the Caribbean lead to 4-0. The Caribbean would continue to threaten, loading up the bases in the Top of the 4th, but would leave all three runners stranded.

Oscar Hyde ended up being the first member of the Australia squad to be able to get to Caribbean starting pitcher Yadiel Delgado, lining a single into right field for the first and only hit of the ballgame for Australia. He would then be left stranded, keeping the game at 6-0 in favor of the Caribbean through four innings.

The fifth inning would again see the Caribbean leave the bases loaded in the top of the frame, but unlike the fourth, Australia was able to hold them off the scoreboard. Unfortunately, the momentum would not transfer into the bottom of the frame, as Australia would go down in order.

In the Top of the 6th, with the Caribbean looking for some insurance runs, John Lopez would strike out but reach 1st base safely thanks to a Wild Pitch. Quickly, the Caribbean would capitalize on the mistake as Carlos De Jesus tripled into right field to score Lopez, and De Jesus would score during the next at-bat on a groundout by Luis Rivera, bringing the Caribbean lead to 6-0 with Australia down to their final three outs.

The Bottom of the 6th would continue Australia’s bad luck at the plate as they would be retired in order, and the Caribbean eliminated Australia from the 2018 Little League World Series, winning by a final of 6-0.

With the win, the Caribbean moves on in the Loser’s Bracket, and now will play in their 2nd elimination game against the loser of Latin America and Japan on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Volunteer Stadium.

With the loss, Australia sees their hopes at becoming the 2018 Little League World Series Champion come to an end, but will play in a Crossover Consolation Game against the loser of the United States Loser’s Bracket Elimination Game between the Midwest and New England on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Crosscutters at Black Bears

The Williamsport Crosscutters are back in Morgantown for Game #2 of this three-game series against the West Virginia Black Bears tonight. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. on FOX Sports Williamsport, a proud member of the Cutters Baseball Network.

Elimination Games Begin on Day 3 of the 2018 Little League World Series

Day #3 of the 2018 Little League World Series gets underway as four teams will see their World Championship hopes come to an end after just two games. FOX Sports Williamsport will again be in attendance keeping you updated on all of the action with our Little League World Series In-Game Updates on 1050 AM and 92.7 FM, along with Post-Game Recaps of every game on FOXSportsWilliamsport.com.

 

Today’s schedule of games at the 2018 Little League World Series is as follows:

1:00 p.m. – Carribean (Radames Lopez LL – Guayama, Puerto Rico) vs Australia (Gold Coast Baseball Assoc LL – Gold Coast, Queensland) at Volunteer Stadium

3:00 p.m. – Midwest (Grandview LL – Des Moines, Iowa) vs New England (Coventry LL – Coventry, Rhode Island) at Howard J. Lamade Stadium

6:00 p.m. – Europe-Africa (Catalunya LL – Barcelona, Spain) vs Canada (Whalley LL – Surrey, British Columbia) at Volunteer Stadium

8:00 p.m. – Northwest (Coeur d’Alene LL – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) vs Southeast (Peachtree City American LL – Peachtree City, Georgia) at Howard J. Lamade Stadium

 

To keep up-to-date on all of the live action at the 2018 Little League World Series, keep your radios tuned to FOX Sports Williamsport on 1050 AM and 92.7, or listen online at FOXSportsWilliamsport.com Stream #1 for our Little League World Series In-Game Updates, beginning at the End of the 2nd Inning of each and every game. 2018 Little League World Series In-Game Updates are presented by UPMC Susquehanna, DHP Custom Pins, The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, and Buffalo Wild Wings.

To catch up on action you have missed, check back here on FOXSportsWilliamsport.com for recaps of every game from the 2018 Little League World Series. Recaps will be posted shortly after the conclusion of each game during the Little League World Series.

West Walks Off Southeast In 11 Inning Defensive Struggle

By Justin Hawkins
justin@foxsportswilliamsport.com

The final game of Day #2 of the 2018 Little League World Series gave the fans the third walk-off win of the day in the first 11 inning contest at the Little League World Series since 2002, as the West Region; Honolulu Little League of Honolulu, Hawaii; defeated the Southeast Region; Peachtree City American Little League of Peachtree, Georgia; 2-0 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

After waiting 47 minutes past the scheduled 8:00 p.m. start time due to weather delays earlier in the day, the West got to work quickly, retiring the Southeast in order in the Top of the 1st. The offense would show it’s power in the bottom of the frame, with Mana Lau Kong becoming the first baserunner of the game to reach safely with a lead off single. This would be followed two batters later with a double from Sean Yamaguchi, but it was not hit deep enough, and Kong would be forced to hold at 3rd base. Bruce Boucher would follow up with a walk to load the bases, but Southeast pitcher Jansen Kenty would finally settle in, striking the next two West batters out in order to leave the bases loaded, and keep the game scoreless through one inning.

The second inning would see the Southeast get their second baserunner of the game as pinch hitter Will Clem would work a two-out walk, but he would be left stranded at 1st. The West would get their fourth and fifth baserunners as Caleb Okada reached via an E4 and Jace Souza singled, but both would be left stranded, keeping the game scoreless through two innings.

Both teams would send the minimum to the plate until the Bottom of the 5th Inning, as the West would threaten to score again as pinch hitter Hunter Nishina singled to lead off the frame, followed by a walk by Mana Lau Kong. Sean Yamaguchi would ground into a fielder’s choice that forced out Nishina at 3rd, and both Kong and Yamaguchi would be left stranded, keeping it scoreless through five.

The Southeast and the West would both get the potential winning run on base in the final inning of regulation as the Southeast’s Cole Manetti would be hit by a pitch and the West’s Caleb Okada doubled, but both would be left stranded, sending the nightcap into extra innings.

With the midnight hour quickly approaching and the Curfew Rule coming close to being put into effect, both teams would continue to trade zeros on the scoreboard, and the game would become the longest game since 2007, passing the 10 inning mark as both teams went into the 11th still scoreless.

The Top of the 11th inning would see the Southeast try to mount a two out rally as Chase Fralick was hit by a pitch and Tai Peete would work a walk, giving the Southeast the potential go-ahead run at 2nd and an insurance run at 1st. Unfortuantly, Wills Maginnis would hit a grounder right down the first base line for the final out, stranding both runners once again for the Southeast.

Heading to the Bottom of the 11th, it was starting to look like a Little League World Series game may head to the 12th Inning for the first time in the tournament’s history, but the West had finally had enough. With one away, Mana Lau Kong would take a pitch off of his elbow to give the West the winning run at 1st base, but it wouldn’t matter as Aukai Kea would drive a 1-1 offering to left field for the game winning home run, walking it off for the West in a 2-0, 11 inning victory.

With the win, the West moves on in the Winner’s Bracket and will face the Great Lakes on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

With the loss, the Southeast falls into the Loser’s Bracket and will face the Northwest in an elimination game on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Mistakes Trip Up Cutters

Morgantown, W.V.- A pair of Crosscutters errors lead to a four-run, West Virginia 6th, as Williamsport fell 4-1 in the series opener.

Colton Eastman tossed a pair of scoreless innings in the front of a piggy-back start with Jack Perkins. Eastman allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two. Perkins worked two scoreless frames, working around a hit and striking out one.

Rafael Carvajal took over in the 5th, tossing a scoreless frame, but his defense let him down in the bottom of the 6th as back-to-back errors by Jake Holmes and Brayan Gonzalez allowed the first two batters to reach. Follow that with a walk to load the bases with no outs. Grant Koch singled to score Fabricio Macias to make it 1-0 West Virginia.

With the bases loaded and one out, Jhoan Herrera popped up down the left field line, dropping in just fair to allow Brett Kinneman to score and make it 2-0. During the play, Ben Pelletier held on to the baseball and as he underhand tossed the ball to shortstop Seth Lancaster, Mike Gretler raced home from 3rd to make it 3-0 Black Bears.

Kyle Watson capped the inning with an RBI single, scoring Grant Koch to make it 4-0 West Virgina, with all four runs against Carvajal being unearned.

Carvajal finished the night, throwing two innings, allowing the four unearned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out one batter.

Abdallah Aris worked around a single and struck out one over an inning of relief in the bottom of the 7th inning. His first outing since August 6th.

Williamsport’s offense came around in the top of the 8th inning, seeing their first three batters reach base thanks to a double to deep center from Jesse Wilkening, a walk to Seth Lancaster and an infield single from Jesus Henriquez, all against Black Bears reliever Alec Rennard.

Rennard was lifted after the single from Henriquez, as West Virginia brought in Connor Loeprich with the top of the line up coming to the plate. Loeprich struck out Ben Aklinski, allowed a RBI ground out to Rafael Marchan and then struck outEdwin Rodriguez to get out of the inning with the Black Bears leading 4-1.

Oscar Marcelino worked a scoreless bottom of the 8th inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced. It was Marcelino’s first appearance since the 6th of August.

Williamsport managed to bring the tying run to the plate in the top of the 9th inning but could not plate a run, falling in the opening game of the series.

The Crosscutters play the second game of their series in West Virginia tomorrow night, first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Cutter Carvings – The Crosscutters and Black Bears are an even 5-5 through the first 10 meetings, with two more to go…The Crosscutters now have three more strikeouts than hits on the season after striking out 10 times and collecting seven hits…Ben Aklinski was the lone Crosscutters batter to post multiple hits…

Latin America Leads Wire-To-Wire; Defeats Canada

By Justin Hawkins
justin@foxsportswilliamsport.com

In the final International Game of Day #2 of the Little League World Series, the Latin America Region; Cacamonte Little League of Arraijan, Panama; led all game long and defeated the Canada Region; Whalley Little League of Surrey, British Columbia; by a final score of 8-3 at Volunteer Stadium in South Williamsport.

Latin America would take early control of this one as their first three batters, Carlos Arcia, Adan Sanchez, and Arod McKenzie, would all reach safely and would all come around to score, giving Latin America a 3-0 lead after a half-inning.

Canada would attempt to respond in the Bottom of the 1st as Andre Juco worked a lead-off walk, and would come around to score on an RBI Single from Dio Gama. Gama would be left stranded, but Canada cut into the Latin America lead at 3-1 after an inning.

Latin America would respond loudly in the Top of the 2nd Inning, as Jean Rodriguez and Carlos Arcia would both reach on a walk and a single respectively, bringing up Adan Sanchez. Sanchez would show off the power he has at the plate, taking a 2-1 offering over the left field wall for a three-run homer, giving Latin America a mountain of an early lead at 6-1. It was also just the second home run hit in the 2018 Little League World Series.

After the second inning, the pitching would settle in for Canada, striking out 9 of the next 10 Latin America batters, allowing just one runner off of a single. Canada would also get four baserunners over that span, but leave them all stranded, keeping the Latin America lead of 6-1 intact into the final inning of play.

The Top of the 6th Inning would see Latin America add two insurance runs as Oliver Gonzalez reached with a lead-off single, and score on a RBI Triple from Carlos Arcia three batters later. Arcia would score as well two batters later on a two-out RBI Single from Arod McKenzie, putting Latin America up 8-1 and leaving Canada with their final three outs.

Canada’s offense would try to rally in the Bottom of the 6th Inning as lead-off men Cole Balkovec and Kai Sheck both reached with singles, and both scored thanks to Passed Balls. Unfortunately, that is all Canada would muster as they fell to Latin America by a final score of 8-3 at Volunteer Stadium.

With the win, Latin America moves on in the Winner’s Bracket to face Japan on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Volunteer Stadium.

With the loss, Canada falls into the Loser’s Bracket and will face Europe-Africa in an elimination game at Volunteer Stadium on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.