Little League World Series 2012 Results: Scores and Stars from Day 6 Action
As the Little League World Series dwindles down, the matchups will only get better.
That belief held true once again on Tuesday. Even though there were only three games, there was still plenty of terrific action.
Let's take a look at what you may have missed on Day 6.
Note: For a complete look at Tuesday's scores and results, click here.
Oregon 2, Uganda 3
Both of these squads already suffered two losses, so this was nothing but a consolation match, but don't think for a second that means these 12 year olds cared any less.
After going scoreless through three, both teams dropped a two-spot in the fourth inning, with Uganda taking the lead for good late in the fifth.
This marks the first win in LLWS history for Uganda, making the kids from Africa one of the best stories—if not the best—of the week.
Tamaulipas 6, Curacao 2
In this international elimination game, the squad from Mexico prevailed thanks to a five-run third inning.
Curacao got a couple of solo home runs, but it wasn't enough at it was eliminated from the tournament. Tamaulipas, on the other hand, stays alive and will face the loser of Latin America vs. Japan, which takes place on Wednesday.
Connecticut 0, California 5
After an early scare in the first inning, the team from Petaluma absolutely rolled, knocking off an impressive Connecticut squad with relative ease.
With the win, California advances to play the loser of Tennessee vs. Texas in a loser-goes-home matchup on Thursday.
Daniel Alio, P, Uganda
The Ugandan offense got a little help from some misplays by Oregon, but that wouldn't have mattered if Alio didn't keep them close.
The young pitcher went 5.1 innings, giving up just six hits, two walks and two runs. He struck out eight and got the win with a dominant performance.
Ramon Ballina, 3B/P, Tamaulipas
Ballina was all over the place on Tuesday.
Whose performance was most impressive on Tuesday?
Not only did he smack the key three-run home run to put his Mexican squad ahead for good, he pitched three shutout innings—giving up just one hit and no runs—to record the save.
Win the game on offense, save it on the mound. Not bad for a day's work for Ballina.
Quinton Gago, P/RF, California
Gago pitched arguably the best game of his life in a must-win situation.
The 12-year-old went 5.1 innings, struck out seven and gave up just two hits and two walks. He got some timely hitting and fielding from his talented teammates, but in the end, it was Gago as the star getting showered with water by his teammates.
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