After an thrilling week of competitors, the ultimate 4 groups are set to take the sphere for Championship weekend of the 2021 Little League Baseball® World Series.
Under are the 4 groups who’ve labored their means from their native Little League® fields to the largest stage in youth sports activities as they get set to face off for the Tom Seaver and Hank Aaron Championships on Saturday, August 28, and the final word prize of being named Little League Baseball World Sequence Champion on Sunday, August 29.
Tom Seaver Championship (12:30 p.m. – ABC)
Ohio – West Facet Little League (Hamilton, Ohio)
Serving because the visiting workforce within the Tom Seaver Championship, West Side Little League from Hamilton, Ohio, has made it to the ultimate weekend after incomes a spot within the World Sequence because the Nice Lakes Area runner-up. Ohio heads into the weekend with a 4-1 report within the World Sequence after dropping its solely sport in a 9-0 loss to California on Sunday, August 22. Main the best way on the plate has been Likelihood Retherford (.333 avg., 4 RBI) and Chase Moak (.444 avg., 2 RBI), whereas JJ Vogel (10.2 IP, 1.125 ERA, 17 Ks) has been their star on the mound. Squaring off towards South Dakota for the Tom Seaver Championship, Ohio is seeking its state’s first ever Little League Baseball World Sequence championship title.
South Dakota – Sioux Falls (S.D.) Little League
Heading into the weekend with an unblemished 3-0 report all through the World Sequence, the Midwest Area Runners-Up out of Sioux Falls (S.D.) Little League are seeking the state’s first World Sequence title this weekend. In its three video games, South Dakota has solely allowed one hit, due to a pair of no-hitters by Gavin Weir (11.2 IP, 29 Ks) and spectacular pitching by Maddux Munson (6.0 IP, 4 Ks). Offensively, Weir additionally leads the workforce with 4 RBI and the workforce’s solely house run, whereas Noah Kuenzi (.429 avg., 2 RBI) helped drive within the workforce’s different two runs to get them to the championship weekend.
Hank Aaron Championship (3:30 p.m. – ABC)
Michigan – Taylor (Mich.) North Little League
Representing the state of Michigan because the Nice Lakes Area Champions, Taylor North Little League heads into the weekend with a 3-1 World Sequence report and is wanting ahead to a rematch as its solely loss within the event got here towards Hawaii in a 2-0 shutout on August 25. The workforce is led by the recent bat of Jackson Surma (.462 avg., 4 RBI) as Michigan has mixed for 29 runs over the course of its 4 video games. On the mound, Ethan Van Belle (6.0 IP, 10 Ks) and Jakob Furkas (6.0 IP, 3 Ks) have led the cost because the workforce heads into the weekend with a 3.13 ERA. Making its first look as a league, Taylor North Little League is trying to carry house Michigan’s first World Sequence title since 1959.
Hawaii – Honolulu (Hawaii) Little League
Taking the sphere first as the house workforce for the Hank Aaron Championship, Hawaii is trying to carry again to World Sequence title to Honolulu Little League after profitable all of it in 2018. Main the best way with a 3-0 report, the West Area champions have put collectively 22 runs over the course of three video games, with Kekoa Payanal (.625 avg) main the best way on the plate. On the mound, it has been lights out by Ryan Keanu (12.0 IP, 10 Ks, 0.50 ERA) and Kaikea Patoc-Younger (5.0 IP, 6 Ks, 2.40 ERA) as Hawaii has held its opponents to solely three earned runs.
The winners of each the Tom Seaver and Hank Aaron Championships will sq. off for the World Series Championship on Sunday, August 29 at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.
To study extra in regards to the Little League Baseball World Sequence, together with the complete schedule and the right way to observe alongside, go to LittleLeague.org/LLBWS.