Saturday, the Nashville, Tennessee defeated and knocked the Corpus Christi, Texas team out of the 2013 Little League World Series (LLWS) of baseball. Corpus Christi will play in a consolation game in the next few days. Final score 10-2.
To see a slideshow of photos of the 2013 LLWS, click here.
Tennessee’s Trae McLemore hit an incredible grand slam Saturday and finished the game with two hits and brought in six runs. His mother sat in the South Williamsport, Pennsylvania stands staring proudly at her son with tears in her eyes.
After the game, Trae who is 5’11” and weighs 209 lbs. told ESPN:
"When I hit that grand slam, it was just energy running through my body. It's been one of my dreams to come and play in this tournament. Another one was to hit a home run. After that, I looked at my mom, and she was crying."
"And I was like, 'Oh, that's awesome.' "
Trae's grand slam is the 46th grand slam in LLWS history. The last one was in 2009 when Andy Rios hit one for the Chula Vista, California team. That team went to win the title that year during an incredible series. For more information on the 2009 series, click here.
Nashville’s infielder Knox Preston fell and hit his head during the sixth inning of today’s game and had to be removed from the field. Later, Nashville’s manager said that he may have a concussion.
To see scores for the rest of Saturday’s games and to see an ESPN hi-light video of Friday and Saturday games, click here.
Friday, California defeated Michigan in a record no-hitter. For more on that game, click here.
To see scores for Friday games, 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 Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the LLWS (EST):
- Panama vs. Mexico – 12 p.m.
- Washington vs. Connecticut – 2 p.m. (shown on ABC)
- California vs. Delaware – 5 p.m.
- Chinese Taipei vs. Japan – 7 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 World Series of Baseball 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 13-year-olds whose birthday is after May 1, 2013).
Even when a team loses 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.
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, see photos and watch a recap video about the 2012 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.org, ESPN and the Associated Press