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.
Every August since 1947, the Little League World Series has taken place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania., featuring the best teams of 10- to 12-year-old baseball players in the world. Here's a look back at every World Series winner from 1947 until 2017.
It's been nearly 10 years since Chula Vista's Park View Little League team won the Little League World Series. Pitcher and first-baseman Luke Ramirez said it was baseball and that big win that led him to where he is today. Ramirez was just 13 years old when he and his teammates took home the trophy from the 2009 championship game.
The Little League World Series is a showcase for some of the best and brightest baseball players, but perhaps the same can’t be said of the tournament’s umpires.
Should Little League World Series games be televised?
The 16-team field for the 2016 Little League World Series is set, with eight teams from the United States and eight teams from the rest of the world angling to be the best group of 11- and 12-year-old baseball players around.
Sunday's Little League World Series game between Maine-Endwell and Tennessee has been postponed due to weather.
The opening round of the Little League World Series brought a few surprises— the biggest being when Canada upset Japan on Friday. The Canadian team, from Hastings Community Little League in Vancouver, British Columbia, defeated the Chofu Little Leaguers from Tokyo, Japan, 10-4 to pull off something that hadn’t been done in 51 years. It was Japan’s first opening-round loss since 1965.
Goodlettsville’s pursuit of a Little League Baseball World Series title was put on hold for a day. Heavy rain that created poor conditions on the game fields and throughout the entire complex led to Sunday’s entire series schedule, including Goodlettsville’s afternoon game, being pushed back to Monday.
Day 4 of the 2016 Little League World Series features all eight teams that won in the opening round, trying to advance to within one game of either the United States or International Championship Game.
The Cranston Western Little League team is headed for the Little League World Series to represent New England. Cranston Western defeated Bedford, New Hampshire, 10-4 Sunday in the New England Regional final at Bristol, Connecticut.
It's that time of year when pint-sized baseball takes center stage just as the MLB gears up for its stretch run. This isn't referring to the size of the beverages in the stands, of course, but the size of the players out on the diamond. With regional finals out of the way, 16 Little League squads from around the world will descend upon charming Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2015 Little League World Series.
Red Land Little League is bound for South Williamsport. After a 12-0 win over New Jersey and a wild celebration on the field, the boys from central Pennsylvania settled into their dorms. Monday, they'll board a bus and ride to the Little League World Series, which begins Thursday.
Red Land Little League's pure power carried it through the bulk of the summer. But with a trip to the Little League World Series on the line, manager Tom Peifer's club showed off some savvy.
Check out the full list of Little League World Series games and events available to watch live online and in replay at WatchESPN.
Alex Edmundson hit a two-run homer and Terrance Gist delivered the eventual game-winning RBI in the top of the sixth inning as the Northwood Little League team, representing South Carolina in the Southeast Regional, defeated the team from Florida, 5-4, Tuesday afternoon. South Carolina went on to beat Florida 5-4 and send them to the Southeastern Championship.
In exactly one week, the eight regional U.S. champions and eight International regional champions will converge on Williamsport for the 2015 Little League World Baseball Series. The LLWS begins Thursday, Aug. 20 and concludes with the championship and third-place games on Sunday, Aug. 30.