Honolulu brings home the 2018 Little League World Series title thanks to a 3-0 over South Korea
The international and national champions have been chosen and by this afternoon, Lamade Stadium will host a showdown between only the two unbeaten teams in the 2018 Little League World Series. The West Regional Champions, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Asia-Pacific Regional Champions, of Seoul, South Korea, both took the final wins in their brackets on Saturday. Hawaii came out on top against the Southeast regional champions of Peachtree City, Georgia, at 3-0, scoring two final runs at the bottom of the fifth inning.
After striking out his 15th batter to end the game, Hawaii’s Aukai Kea pumped his fists and let out a shout for all to hear. Within seconds, Kea’s teammates sprinted to the pitcher’s mound to congratulate their team’s ace, hugging and pounding on him. Hawaii shut out Georgia 3-0 and Kea’s complete game sealed its berth in the Little League World Series championship. “I just pitched my heart out,” Kea said. “Did as best I could.”
South Korea won the international bracket Saturday at the Little League World Series and there's no question who led the way. Choi Ji-hyung blasted his third home run of the LLWS, then struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings Saturday, giving South Korea a spot in the tournament championship with a 2-1 win over Japan.
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