Archive for the ‘Sports/Baseball/Little League’ Category

Japan powers past U.S. to claim Little League World Series crown

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Tsubasa Tomii buckled down after allowing two first-inning home runs and Japan hit three homers in the fourth and won the Little League World Series title with a 12-2 victory over Lufkin, Texas, on Sunday.

Mexico ends Canada’s Little League World Series run

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Canada was eliminated from the Little League World Series on Thursday after dropping a 6-2 decision to Mexico at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Japan routs Canada at Little League World Series

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Japan advanced to the Little League World Series international final after a 10-0 rout of Canada on Wednesday at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.

Superstitions aren’t the only beliefs driving Canada’s Little League team

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Superstition is a big part of baseball and that's no different for Canada's Little League team ahead of a quarter-final bout against the powerhouse Japanese.

It takes a village — and about $20Gs — to get to Little League World Series

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Canada's representative at the Little League World Series has taken a typical journey for teams who participate, one that includes nearly non-stop competition and travel with all of the attendant costs.

Canadian Little Leaguers have a day to remember in Williamsport

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

All week, the Canadian players from White Rock, B.C., have described their experiences at the Little League World Series thus far as surreal, amazing and unbelievable. Sunday was all of those things — truly the ultimate baseball day.

Reid Hefflick fans 7, homers for Canada in win over Venezuela at Little League World Series

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Pitcher Reid Hefflick struck out seven batters, hit a homer, and drove in three runs to help lift Canada to a 7-3 win over Venezuela on Sunday at the Little League World Series.

Turgeon, Matteau return to scene of Little League World Series near miss

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

On an August afternoon more than 35 years ago, a group of 11 and 12 year-olds from Northern Quebec came tantalizingly close to pulling off a baseball miracle.

Baseball fights to find a foothold in Italy’s sports landscape

Friday, August 18th, 2017
LLWS Mexico Italy Baseball

How did a team of 12- and 13-year-olds from northern Italy end up at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on baseball's biggest stage?

Canada routs Italy in Little League World Series opener

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Chase Marshall had a pair of home runs and five RBIs as Canada opened the 71st edition of the Little League World Series with a 12-2 rout of Italy on Thursday in South Williamsport, Pa.