2017 LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES SCOREBOARD

 

WILLIAMSPORT CROSSCUTTERS SCOREBOARD

 

Doubledays at Crosscutters (Doubleheader)

The Williamsport Crosscutters will play host to the Auburn Doubledays, playing a doubleheader at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. Coverage starts with Cutters Pregame presented by Van Campen Motors at 4:40 p.m., right here on FOX Sports Williamsport, a proud member of the Cutters Baseball Network.

Day 7 Gets Amped Up With Three Meaningful Games At The Little League World Series

By BRETT R. CROSSLEY
For Fox Sports Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT—With a rain out only leaving the Little League World Series with one meaningful game Tuesday it means Wednesday’s schedule will be loaded with three games.

All contests will mean something as the Consolation games have both been played. The possibility of an all North America final is still very real as Mexico, Canada, and a handful of U.S. teams still remain. Here’s a rundown of the games tomorrow.

 

Game 22
Mid-Atlantic vs. New England at Lamade Stadium, 11 a.m.

The Series will see its second rematch as the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions square off in the morning. It will be the first of three games at Lamade.

This one should be tight as both teams appear to be peaking at the same time. The New England 7-6 win over the Mid-Atlantic was far from convincing. The Mid-Atlantic scored runs in bunches at the end and nearly knocked New England off. Both teams are coming off big wins as the Mid-Atlantic beat the West, 12-9, and New England defeated the Northwest, 14-6.

 

Game 23
Japan vs. Canada at Lamade Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Japan has the second most Little League World Series wins in the history of the tournament. Canada is simply trying to make a name for itself.

Both teams meet to determine the first representative in the International Bracket’s championship game.

Reid Hefflick will be the top priority for Japan. He finished with a homerun against Latin America along with picking up the win from the mound.

Japan’s Riku Goto went the distance to shut down the Asia-Pacific in Japan’s 4-1 win. Surprisingly, after such a dominant performance against one of the Tournament’s elite, it was mentioned Goto isn’t even Japan’s ace.

 

Game 24
Southeast vs. Southwest at Lamade Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

The Southeast, thanks to a perfect game and a no-hitter, look like the favorite to represent the United States in the Championship.

The Southeast has been led by Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs, and Will Casey, who have combined for all the pitching success.

The Southeast can also get the job done with the bats. It has outscored the opposition 22-0 in two games. It has also showed no signs of slowing down. The Southwest is going to need to be perfect on defense if it hopes to contain the Southeast. This game should be close, but there is no reason to think the Southeast won’t continue its run.

Parkinson Named UPMC Susquehanna Crosscutters Player Of The Week

Cutters left-handed pitcher David Parkinson has been named the UPMC Susquehanna Crosscutters Player of the Week for the week of August 14 – August 20.

For the week, he pitched 5 innings allowing just one hit while striking out 10.

Parkinson, from Henrico, VA, was the Phillies 12th round pick out of Ole Miss in the 2017 draft.

 

2017 Player of the Week winners;

June 19 – June 25: Greg Pickett
June 26 – July 2: Greg Pickett
July 3 – July 9: Jhailyn Ortiz
July 10 – July 16: Jake Scheiner
July 17 – July 23: Colby Fitch
July 24 – July 30: Jhailyn Ortiz
July 31 – August 6: Adam Haseley
August 7 – August 13: Malvin Matos
August 14 – August 20: David Parkinson

 

About UPMC Susquehanna
UPMC Susquehanna is an affiliate of UPMC and a northcentral Pennsylvania based health system that includes Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Serving patients from an 11-county region, UPMC Susquehanna has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. This regional provider offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.

Mid-Atlantic and New England Postponed Due To Rain

Game #22 of the 2017 Little League World Series between the Mid-Atlantic and New England has been postponed due to rain. This game has been rescheduled to tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. More details can be found at LLBWS.org.

POSTPONED: Doubledays at Crosscutters

Tonight’s game between the Williamsport Crosscutters and the Auburn Doubledays has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader tomorrow, starting at 5:05 p.m. Coverage starts at 4:40 p.m. with Cutters Pregame presented by Van Campen Motors, right here on the Cutters Baseball Network.

Mexico Blanks Latin America, Secures Spot In International Bracket Semifinal

Day 6 of the 2017 Little League World Series continued with the first of two elimination games at Howard J. Lamade Stadium as Mexico, represented by the Guadalupe Trevino Kelly Little League from Reynosa, Mexico, faced off against Latin America, represented by the Luz-Maracaibo Little League from Maracaibo, Venezuela, with their tournament lives on the line.

The game would show early signs of being a classic International Bracket game, decided by pitching and defense, as both Mexico and Latin America would be retired in order to begin the contest.

The second inning would look more like a United States game than an International Game as Mexico would send 9 men to the plate in the top of the inning. Andre Garza would start things off, working a lead-off walk. Jorge Lambarria would reach during the next at-bat via a fielder’s choice as Garza was retired at 2nd for the 1st out. That would be followed by a Cesar Monjaraz RBI single, scoring Lambarria, and giving Mexico an early 1-0 lead. Carlos Garcia would follow in kind with an RBI single of his own, scoring Monjaraz. With a runner on and one out, Samuel Juarez lifted a ball to straight-away center, scoring Garcia, and bringing the Mexico lead to 4-0 over Latin America. But, they still weren’t done scoring, as two batters later Francisco Elizondo would walk, followed by Saul Soto getting hit by a pitch, putting two on for Jorge Garcia. Garcia would single and score Elizondo to push the lead to 5-0, but Soto was out stretching to third base to end the threat.

Latin America would attempt to respond in the Bottom of the 2nd as Jonney Rosario picked up a lead-off single, but he would be retired as Abraham Cohen grounded into a fielder’s choice. Cohen would then be stranded at 1st as the next two batters would go down in order for Latin America.

Pitching would take over from the third inning until the Top of the 5th inning, with the only batter to reach for either team being Juan Colina in the Bottom of the 4th inning, reaching on a dropped third strike.

Mexico would again find the scoreboard in the Top of the 5th as Jorge Garcia would reach via a walk, followed by a deep line drive over the right field wall by Andre Garza, bringing the Mexico lead to 7-0. Jorge Lambarria would follow that up with a walk, and score two batters later as Jesus Hernandez hit an RBI single, bringing the Mexico lead to 8-0.

In the bottom of the frame, Latin America would pick up a base hit from Jhann Bozo, but that would end up being the last baserunner for either side as Mexico took the victory, 8-0.

For Mexico, they advance to the International Bracket Semifinal, and await a matchup against the loser of Canada and Japan on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. For Latin America, their time at the 2017 Little League World Series comes to an end with a 2-2 record.

Don’t forget to stay tuned to FOX Sports Williamsport to keep up with all the action happening at the Little League World Series with our In-Game Updates presented by UPMC Susquehanna, the official Sports Medicine provider of the Little League World Series; find out what you missed with our Post-Game recaps on FOXSportsWilliamsport.com; and you can pick up your official FOX Sports Williamsport World Series pin at our studios, located at 460 Market Street Suite 310, during our normal business hours.

Australia Rallies In Fifth, Hangs On To Defeat Midwest In Consolation Game

Day 6 of the 2017 Little League World Series would start off under the morning sun at Howard J. Lamade Stadium with the Midwest, represented by the Sioux Falls Little League from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, faced Australia, represented by the Hills Little League from Sydney, Australia, in the final of two consolation games at this year’s World Series.

The game started off with Sullivan Schlimgen being hit by the first pitch of the contest, and he would be pinch run for by Cohen Henry. Schlimgen was not removed from the lineup and would return in the bottom of the frame. Following the HBP, Australia would record two quick outs, as Treyse Eastman would Sac Bunt to move Henry to second base, followed by Marcus Phillips grounding out, 6-3. The Midwest would then find some two-out magic, starting with Ethan Bruns being hit by a pitch, followed by Leo Hueners walking to load the bases. Jack Radel would capitalize on the situation, coming through with a 2 RBI single, scoring Henry and Bruns, to give the Midwest the early 2-0 lead. During Bennett Dannenbring’s at-bat,  Hueners would come home for the third run of the inning on a wild pitch. Dannenbring would reach on a walk, and while on base, would start a double steal, allowing Radel to score the final run of the inning, bringing the early Midwest lead to 4-0.

Australia would respond in the Bottom of the 1st inning as Ethan Treble led-off with a single, followed by Harrison Wheeldon with a single of his own, giving the Aussies two on with nobody out. Stephen Courtney would keep it going, picking up the third straight base hit, this time an RBI single, scoring Treble, closing the gap to 4-1. Tyler Spiteri would ground out 4-3, but pick up the RBI as Wheeldon came home from third base, making it a 4-2 ballgame. Two batters later, Courtney would come home on a wild pitch, making the Midwest lead just one run at 4-3 after the first inning of play.

Australia relief pitcher Tom Stancic would establish himself quickly in the Top of the 2nd, striking out the side in his first inning of work. The Bottom of the 2nd would see the momentum of the game firmly behind the boys from the Land Down Under as Cole Buck would work a one-out walk, followed by Yasiru Jayawardene picking up a double and Ethan Treble picking up an RBI single, tying the game at four runs a piece after two innings.

The Midwest would look for some more two-out magic in the Top of the 3rd inning as Jack Radel would reach on a single, but he would be left stranded as Ty Naaktgeboren would strike out swinging to end the threat.

Australia would look for their first lead of the ballgame in the Bottom of the 3rd Inning as Tyler Spiteri and Tom Stancic would lead-off with back-to-back singles. Cody Brian popped up to the Midwest pitcher, putting the Infield Fly rule into effect for the first out, then on an appeal, the Midwest would turn it into a double play as Spiteri failed to tag up at 2nd before advancing to third. Australia would quickly recover with two outs as Jett Watson walked and Hayden Purchase singled to load up the bases. Stancic would score during Kaden Ireland’s at-bat on a wild pitch, giving Australia a 5-4 lead before Ireland struck out to end the inning.

The Midwest would come back again in the Top of the 4th Inning as Beau Giblin worked a lead-off walk and moved to 2nd base thanks to a Logan Boom Sac Bunt. Cohen Henry would bring Giblin in to score as he grounded out 4-3, tying things back up once again at five runs a piece at stretch time.

Australia would capitalize on a big Midwest error in the Bottom of the 4th as Tyler Spiteri was able to reach with two outs on an E4, which allowed Ethan Treble, who led-off with a single, to score, giving the Aussies the lead back at 6-5 after four innings.

The Midwest would respond with runs of their own once again in the Top of the 5th Inning as Marcus Phillips led-off with a single, followed by Ethan Bruns working a walk. Treyse Eastman would enter to run for Bruns at 1st base. Three batters later, Bennett Dannenbring would crush a 2 RBI double to the left field wall, bringing home Phillips and Eastman, giving the Midwest the lead back at 7-6 in the Middle of the 5th Inning.

Australia would answer once again in the bottom of the frame, but this time in a big way as they batted around. Lachlan Bojarski led-off with a walk, and two batters later scored on an RBI single from Hayden Purchase after capitalizing on the fact that the Midwest 1st baseman, 2nd baseman, shortstop, center fielder, and right fielder all got tangled up as all five players tried to catch Purchase’s pop-up. Australia had the game tied at seven, but they wouldn’t stop there as Kaden Ireland and Ethan Treble would both walk to load up the bases for Harrison Wheeldon. Wheeldon would drive a pitch to the right field wall, scoring Purchase, Ireland, and Treble as Wheeldon picked up a 3 RBI triple, and would give the Aussies the lead back at 10-7. Wheeldon would score on the next at-bat as Stephen Courtney picked up his second RBI single of the day, and Australia led the Midwest 11-7 heading to the Top of the 6th.

Midwest would try to respond in the Top of the 6th, down to their final three outs, as Cohen Henry led things off with a bunt single, followed by a single from Griffin Wilde. Two batters later, Ethan Bruns would work a one-out walk to load the bases up for the Midwest, but Australia would retire the next two Midwest batters in order and hold on to win 11-7.

The 2017 Little League World Series comes to an end for both of these teams as Australia ends with a record of 1-2, while the Midwest ends with a record of 0-3.

Don’t forget to stay tuned to FOX Sports Williamsport to keep up with all the action happening at the Little League World Series with our In-Game Updates presented by UPMC Susquehanna, the official Sports Medicine provider of the Little League World Series; find out what you missed with our Post-Game recaps on FOXSportsWilliamsport.com; and you can pick up your official FOX Sports Williamsport World Series pin at our studios, located at 460 Market Street Suite 310, during our normal business hours.

The Final Push For The International And U.S. Brackets Starts Today On Day 6 Of The Little League World Series

By BRETT R. CROSSLEY
For Fox Sports Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT—A solar eclipse, two rain delays, and one monster walk-off by Latin American.

Day 5 of the Little League World Series offered plenty of excitement as four teams were eliminated while another group inched its way closer to the Championship game of their respective brackets.

 

Consolation Game B
Australia vs. Midwest at Lamade Stadium, 11 a.m.

The Midwest struggled in two games and will be itching to get back on the field. The same can be said for Australia, which also dropped two games to end up in the first consolation game of the Series.

Australia nearly came back and beat the Caribbean after scoring five runs over the final three innings. It ultimately fell 8-7.

Harrison Wheeldon powered the offense with two hits. He will be key if Australia wants to pullout a win.

The Midwest fell to the Northwest 4-3 to setup the game with Australia. Marcus Phillips scored twice, drove in three runs, and finished with two hits. He, much like Wheeldon, will be important to stop.

 

Game 21
Mexico vs. Latin America at Volunteer Stadium, 3 p.m.

Latin American won in dramatic fashion, walking its game off with a 3-2 win over the Caribbean. Mexico won in equally dramatic fashion, scoring a run and holding Asia-Pacific off for a 1-0 win.

Omar Romero used one swing to advance his team with a walk-off triple, but the real challenge will be stopping Jonney Rosario, who has been on a tear since landing in Williamsport.

For Latin America, it will be about stopping Andre Garza, who has hit a homerun and pitched his way to a win already.

 

Game 22
New England vs. Mid-Atlantic at Lamade Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

New England and the Mid-Atlantic will meet for a second time later tonight. In the first meeting New England escaped, but not before the Mid-Atlantic scored late runs to narrowly pull off the upset. The Mid-Atlantic scored nine runs in an inning for the second time in a row to defeat the West 12-9. New England’s offense looked just as good with a 14-6 win over the Northwest.

This might end up like a typical U.S. game filled with plenty of offense and a few clutch defensive plays.

 

Be sure to listen to FOX Sports Williamsport throughout the day for updates from each game, beginning in the Bottom of the 2nd Inning in each game, and catch up on what you missed with our game recaps on FOXSportsWilliamsport.com following the conclusion of each game.

Don’t forget you can pick up your official FOX Sports Williamsport World Series pins for just $3 at our studios, located at 460 Market Street, Suite 310 in Downtown Williamsport.

Dodgers at Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue their homestand tonight at PNC Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS, a proud member of the Pirates Radio Network.

Cutters Can’t Avoid Sweep

Batavia, NY — For the second straight night, the Crosscutters saw an early lead go by the way side, falling 10-4 to the Muckdogs, being swept in the process.

Nick Maton did not waste anytime getting the Crosscutters off and runner, drilling the first offering of the game off the wall in right field for a lead off triple, the first triple for Maton this season.

Yahir Gurrola plated Maton with a RBI single to center, giving the Crosscutters an early lead for the second straight game. The RBI was the 5th of the season for Gurrola, who was playing in his 7th game in a Cutters uniform.

Harrison White tied the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning, singling into center to score Sean Reynolds, knotting the game at 1-1 against Cutters starter Ramon Rosso.

The game would not remain tied for long, as Josh Stephen crushed a Sam Perez offering deep over the wall in right, scoring Maton and giving the Cutters a 3-1 lead in the top of the 3rd. The home run was the 2nd of the season for Stephen, giving him 24 RBI on the season.

Ramon Rosso answered with a three-up-three-down inning in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but ran into trouble in the bottom of the 4th.

Lazaro Alonso led off the 4th with a single, followed by a walk drawn by Ty Curtis for Sean Reynolds, who clubbed a two-run double to deep left-center, scoring both Alonso and Curtis to tie the game at 3-3.

Rosso was lifted from the game, seeing Zach Warren enter from the bullpen with a runner at 2nd and no body out.

Sam Castro gave the Muckdogs the lead, scoring Reynolds with a RBI single making it a 4-3 Batavia advantage, while capping a three-run inning.

All three runs were charged to Rosso, who allowed four runs over three plus innings of work. The right-hander walked three and struck out five in a no decision.

Greg Pickett pulled the game even, connecting on a solo home run to right, making it a 4-4 game in the top of the 6th inning. The home run was the 5th of the season for Pickett, who picked up his 18th RBI in process.

Zach Warren tossed three shutout innings of relief, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks. Warren struck out four batter, but would not factor into the decision.

Ricardo Cespedes gave the Muckdogs the lead back with a RBI single against Williamsport reliever Damon Jones in the bottom of the 7th inning, plating Demetrius Sims to make it 5-4 Batavia.

In the bottom of the 8th inning, Batavia opened the flood gates against Damon Jones, scoring five runs, to give the Muckdogs more insurance runs then they would need.

Ty Curtis led off the inning with a single, which was followed up by walks to Sean Reynolds, Michael Hernandezand Harrison White, with the walk to White allowing Curtis to score from 3rd base, making it a 6-4 Batavia lead.

With the bases loaded an no one out, Demetrius Sims ripped a Jones offering inside the 1st base bag and into the right field corner, scoring Reynolds, Hernandez and White to give the Muckdogs a 9-4 advantage.

Jones was relieved by Jhon Nunez after the triple, having failed to record an out in the inning.

With Sims at 3rd base, Nunez had a pitch get away, allowing Sims to score from 3rd to give the Muckdogs a 10-4 lead, making it the second time in the series that they were able to plate double digit runs in a game.

All five runs were charged to Jones, who allowed six runs over an inning plus, allowing three hits and four walks. Jones struck out two batters in the losing effort.

Nunez did not allow a run over his inning of work, picking up a strikeout while not allowing a base runner.

Williamsport returns home to start at three-game series against the Auburn Doubledays. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field.

Cutter Carvings – The Crosscutters were swept by the Muckdogs for the first time since the 2012 season… Malvin Matos extended his on-base streak to 21 games with a 9th inning single… Williamsport pitching recorded 31 walks allowed in 26.1 innings of work in the series… Greg Pickett and Josh Stephen have seen all of their home runs come away from BB&T Ballpark…