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Little League Northwest Roster

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Pitchers

# Player Position B/T Ht Wt
15 Ben Askelson P/C R/R 5-8 135
21 Sean Jones P/3B R/R 5-11 167
13 Pearce Kurth P/1B R/R 5-0 120
12 Brock MacDonald P/OF R/R 5-0 89
17 Cole McKenzie P/SS L/R 5-9 130
19 Patrick Zimmer P/SS R/R 5-4 121

Infielders

# Player Position B/T Ht Wt
2 Jet Campbell 2B R/R 5-1 89
1 Connor Kieckbusch 2B/OF R/R 4-8 74
5 Ian Leatherberry 3B/P R/R 5-2 109
16 Dawson Smith 1B/OF R/L 5-1 121

Outfielders

# Player Position B/T Ht Wt
10 Andy Maehl OF/C R/R 5-4 102
4 Gabe Sulser OF R/R 5-2 97

Staff

Name  
Gene Carlson Manager
Mark Kieckbusch Assistant Coach
Tom Zimmer Assistant Coach

By Communications Division
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.
August 26, 2011

Little League BaseballBecause of the pending arrival of Hurricane Irene on the Northeastern coast of the U.S., Sunday’s Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game has been moved from 3 p.m. to noon.

The Consolation Game, originally scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, has been cancelled and will not be played.

“In order to have the best chance to complete the game on Sunday, this is the best course,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “This will allow us to take advantage of potentially better weather earlier in the day.”

Little League International consulted with local law enforcement officials before reaching the decision, as well as John Yingling, Director of the County of Lycoming Department of Public Safety. Mr. Yingling assured Little League that those in areas of Eastern Pennsylvania, where the storm may cause damage, will not be without emergency responders and assets because of the World Series.

The extreme eastern portion of Pennsylvania is expected to be harder-hit by the storm, but North-Central Pennsylvania, where the Little League International Complex is located, is not projected to experience violent or extreme weather.

“As always, the conditions leading up to and at game-time will be evaluated,” Patrick W. Wilson, Little League Vice President of Operations and International Tournament Director, said. “If conditions are suitable for World Series play, we will play the game. If not, we will postpone the start until the conditions are suitable.”

Although violent or extreme weather is not predicted, there is a chance that prolonged rain on Sunday in the Williamsport area would make starting the game impossible, Mr. Wilson said. 

“Postponement of the game until Monday is a possibility, if it cannot be played on Sunday,” Mr. Wilson said. “But we will likely not make that decision until Sunday, after it is clear that it cannot be started that day.”

The winner of the two games on Saturday will face off in the noon World Championship game on Sunday. In Saturday’s International Championship, Hamamatsu Minami Little League of Hamamatsu City, Japan, will play Seguro Social Little League of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, at noon. In the 3 p.m. U.S. Championship, Ocean View Little League of Huntington Beach, Calif., plays Billings (Mont.) Big Sky Little League.

Both of Saturday’s games will be televised live on ABC.

Because of expected news coverage of the effects of Hurricane Irene, Sunday’s World Championship game will be televised live on either ABC or ESPN. Fans should check with local listings closer to game time.

 “If it is possible, under acceptable conditions, to play the World Championship on Sunday, we will do so,” Mr. Keener said. “We know many people have traveled to the Williamsport area to see this event’s championship, and it is our intent to get a World Series Champion on Sunday if at all possible.”

A Sunday World Championship game has been postponed for a full day one time. In 2006, the World Championship game was played on Monday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. That game was won by Columbus (Ga.) American Little League, 2-1, over Kawaguchi City, Japan. The Consolation Game that year also was cancelled.

Fans are encouraged to watch for updates at Little League’s web site at www.LittleLeague.org, and on Little League’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/LittleLeagueBaseballandSoftball.

Bend South Little League Ready for Big Shot – News Story – KTVZ Bend

BEND, Ore. — “Troy Viola on the hill, gets the grounder to second baseman Cam Davis. A snap throw over to first — and it’s Oregon, Bend South Little League beating Washington 4-3! And Oregon is headed to face Montana in the Northwest Region final on Saturday!” called the ESPN announcer during their live broadcast on Thursday night.

 

And with that, the 11- and 12-year-olds had clinched a berth in Saturday’s championship game against Big Sky, Mont., at the Little League Northwest Regionals at San Bernardino, Calif.

 

Darryl Firstedt was playing center field in that game.

 

Bend South Little League Ready for Big Shot – News Story – KTVZ Bend.

Kearney little league team is hoping to make history – Omaha.com

The Kearney Little Leaguers have the pitching and the defense. If they can find a three-run homer, look out.

Saturday night, the Kearney youths will face Harney Little League of Rapid City, S.D., in an attempt to become the first Nebraska team to participate in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa.

“They definitely know” Nebraska has never had a World Series participant, Kearney coach Mike Koski said. “The kids know a lot about this stuff. … They’re pretty excited about it.”

Kearney little league team is hoping to make history – Omaha.com.

Southern Cal Ends Washington Little League’s Run

by Develon Isom Kcsg Television
 
 

(St. George, UT) – Twelve-year old Braydon Salzman of the Southern California-Ocean View team closed the door on the upset-minded little leaguers from southern Utah in a 5-0 victory Friday night at Al Houghton Stadium.

The team from Utah (2-3) captured much buzz in their home state by earning the right to play in a game broadcast nationally on ESPN2. News outlets throughout Utah reported stories about the team’s rare opportunity.

Though excitement for the team’s success and the television appearance grew in Utah, the outlook for Washington in defeating a powerhouse team from southern California was less than favorable.

Salzman led his Ocean View team in victory and performed like a favorite, controlling the southern Utah team by his throwing and hitting, thus keeping the form of a favorite.

He pitched a complete game (six innings), allowed two hits and struck out 11 Washington batters. Salzman broke open a 0-0 tie in the top of the fourth inning with his bat when he drove a low and outside pitch from Washington starting pitcher Seth Corry down the right field line, bringing home two runners. The triple put So Cal up 2-0 and was the beginning of the end for Corry and Washington.

Corry had pitched a dominant game up until then. He had only allowed two hits before Salzman did his damage, but his pitch count (69) was creeping close to the little league limit of 85. Corry got out of the fourth inning but his pitch count was at 81. The situation was clearly on Corry’s mind and he was visibly frustrated.

Salzman backed up his offense with his pitching and set down three Washington batters in the bottom of the fourth on only seven pitches.

With only four pitches left on his limit, Washington’s Corry took the mound in the top of the fifth and got tournament-hitting leader Hagen Danner to strike out on four pitches. Hitting the 85-pitch limit, Corry had to leave the mound. He tallied eight strike outs in his quality outing but had to move over to first base for the rest of the game.

Southern Cal (5-0) tacked on another three runs in the top of the sixth and Salzman picked up another strike out making his total 11 for the game. His pitching numbers were dazzling. Salzman only had to throw 61 pitches, 52 of which were strikes.

Box Score

Read more: KCSG Television – So Cal Ends Washington Little League’s Run

West Regional Update Little League

Houghton Stadium
2:08 PM / 1:46
Houghton Stadium
8:00 PM

Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional Update

Breen Field
11:08 AM / 1:40 (6 innings)
Breen Field
3:09 PM / 1:30 (6 innings)

WFPL News | Oldham County Little League Plays For World Series

WFPL News | Oldham County Little League Plays For World Series.

LLWS Northwest Regional Update

Houghton Stadium
1:08 PM / 1:48

team logo Idaho-Lewiston LL 2

team logo Montana-Billings Big Sky LL 6
Houghton Stadium

LLWS Southwest Regional Update

Norcross Stadium
7:08 PM / 2:29 (7 innings)

team logo TxE – Pearland Maroon LL 7

team logo LA – Lafayette LL 8
 

HOUSTON – The Pearland Little League team suffered a major heartbreak Thursday night in Waco.

Lafayette, Louisiana got a 2-out, 3-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to the game at 7, forcing extra innings.

In the seventh, Cain Castille with a flair down the right field line, dropped in and circled the bases with the game winning run.

Lafayette won 8-7, took the Southwest Regional and will advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/110811-heartbreak-for-pearland-little-leaguers#ixzz1UmfNdHUr