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River Ridge, Louisiana's Stan Wiltz embraces Peyton Spadoni (6) as they jump on top of Jeffrey Curtis and Conner Perrot (9) on top of the pile as they celebrate the 8-0 win against Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
August 25, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight day, a line drive found the glove of Louisiana shortstop Stan Wiltz and a dogpile ensued in the infield at Lamade Stadium. Stan was fine with all that. Nothing seemed to go wrong for the boys from River Ridge over the last week at the Little...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's Egan Prather delivers in the fifth inning of the Little League World Series Championship game against Curacao in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 25, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Louisiana claimed its first Little League World Series title as Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, while pitcher Egan Prather threw a two-hit shutout Sunday to lead a team from River Ridge past Curacao 8-0. Egan shut down a powerful Curacao...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's William Andrade delivers during the first inning of the United State Championship baseball game against Wailuku, Hawaii, at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 8:10 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Louisiana's Reece Roussel had a two-run single that broke the Little League World Series tournament record for hits with 15. At the time, it seemed like a footnote. His hit in the sixth inning Saturday that gave Louisiana a 7-0 lead over Hawaii turned out to be the...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As soon as the ball came off his bat, Curley Martha pointed to the sky — he knew that one was gone. Curley hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning and got the final 11 outs as a relief pitcher, helping Curacao beat Japan 5-4 Saturday to advance to the Little...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's William Andrade delivers during the first inning of the United State Championship baseball game against Wailuku, Hawaii, at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Ryder Planchard's pinch-hit single broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning, and Louisiana beat Hawaii 9-5 on Saturday to advance to the Little League World Series title game. Louisiana earned its first championship game appearance, while denying Hawaii a chance to...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 4:58 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As soon as the ball came off his bat, Curley Martha pointed to the sky — he knew that one was gone. Curley hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning and got the final 11 outs as a relief pitcher, helping Curacao beat Japan 5-4 Saturday to advance to the Little...
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Curacao's Shendrion Martinus (6) delivers in the second inning of the International Championship baseball game against Japan at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 24, 2019 - 3:26 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pitcher Curley Martha hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth inning to help Curacao beat Japan 5-4 and advance to the Little League World Series title game. He and Shendrion Martinus combined to hold a Japan team that scored 32 runs in its first three games to...
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Japan's Yuto Misaki (18) scores on a wild throw by South Korea's Gibeom Jung (35) during the fourth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Japan won 7-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Japan is just one win away from its eighth Little League World Series championship game appearance this decade. The Chofu City Little League team is continuing what has been a dominant run in South Williamsport for a country with a population of nearly 127 million...
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Wailuku, Hawaii's Nakea Kahalehau, left, scores under the tag by South Riding, Va.'s Noah Culpepper during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Hawaii won 12-9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2019 - 1:24 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Hawaii has played eight games at the Little League World Series over the last two years without a loss. This year's team, the first ever from the island of Maui, will need to pick up two more wins to capture back-to-back titles. First up is Louisiana. The teams will...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of the Little League Classic baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Bowman Stadium in Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 18, 2019 - 11:30 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also connected as Chicago earned its second straight...
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