Friday, Eastlake’s Chula Vista, California team won 3-0 against Michigan after Grant Homan threw a Little League record no-hitter against the Grosse Pointe, Michigan team. At 13, pitch Holman is 6’4” and weighs 216 pounds and he struck out 13 players in just seven innings. The pitcher for Michigan, Chad Lorkowski is also big for his age at 6’3” and 219 pounds and he used his 85-pitch allocation on Friday and made 12 strikeouts against California.
To see a slideshow of photos from the 2013 LLWS, click here.
In 2009, a Chula Vista Little League team won the LLWS championship game and many of the team's players were larger than their own coach. To read more about that team, click here.
To see scores for the rest of the teams that played Friday, August 16, 2013, click here.
To see the scores and results for Thursday’s games, click here.
Mexico also has a powerhouse team this year at the 2012 LLWS and Thursday they won 12-0 after the 10-run rule went into effect. For more on that game, click here.
Schedule of games for Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the LLWS (EST):
- Puerto Rico vs. Australia – 12 p.m.
- Texas vs. Tennessee – 3 p.m. (this game will be shown on ABC)
- Canada vs. Czech Rep. – 6 p.m.
- Michigan vs. Delaware – 8 p.m.
The 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) games will continue through Sunday, August 25 when the final championship game will be played. To see the full schedule of the 2013 LLWS teams, click here.
This is the 67th annual Little League Baseball World Series and each year the LLWS games are played in South Williamsport, Pa. All of the games will be shown on ESPN. To see a complete schedule of all of the 2013 Little League World Series games, click here.
The LLWS games can be dramatic, heart breaking, and an absolute joy for the teams that win. Making it to Williamsport is a hard earned dream for most of the 11 – 12 year olds (and some 13-year-olds depending on their birthday).
Even when teams lose at the LLWS games, they are able to return to their suite-like surroundings at The Grove and they get to live like rock stars for about ten days. Amenities include: a large swimming pool, video games, a room full of ping pong tables, and new friends who have come from all over the world. No parents are allowed! For more information on The Grove, click here.
The annual LLWS event brings tens of thousands of families, fans, and players from around the world to watch 10 day of games. The final LLWS championship game will be played Sunday, August 25.
Each year, the LLWS starts with sixteen teams; eight United States (US) and eight international teams. It’s double elimination and each team gets to play three games at the LLWS with the final game being a consolation game. The final championship game will consist of one US team and one International team.
To read about the 2012 LLWS games, click here.
To read about the 2011 LLWS games, click here.
To read about the 2010 LLWS games, click here.
To read about the incredible 2009 Little League World Series games, click here.
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Source: LLWS and ESPN