The U.S. champion in the Little League World Series is Tennessee after they just scored 24 runs against California. They will also be the unstoppable World Series champion once they beat Japan in the final game of the series.
They say the best defense is a great offense. After obliterating California by eight runs in the American final for the Little League World Series, it's safe to say that Tennessee doesn't just have a great offense, but the best one in the world.
Tennessee won't just win the Little League World Series, but they will show that the Japanese team never even stood a chance.
Tennessee has a consistent offense.
Tennessee has an offense that doesn't stop scoring. Even in the one loss that the U.S. Southeast and eventual U.S. champion suffered, they still scored three runs. In a pitchers duel against the top-notch Georgia team, they still won in a 1-0 game.
The offense scored six runs or more in three games throughout the regional tournament. Then in the overall series, they scored nine or more runs in another three games. The offense isn't just consistent, it's consistently good.
Consistently good offenses put their teams to win at any point in the game and are the key element to a championship in the Little League World Series.
Twenty-four runs versus California is scary.
It wasn't just that Tennessee demolished the California team 24-16 in the extra innings; it was how they did it. They had four innings with over three runs each and showed that they could put a game completely out of reach by taking a 10-run lead into the bottom of the sixth.
Even after they did that, California decided to catch up to them and tie it up. So Tennessee dropped nine runs in one inning on the West Coast team to assert their dominance and put the game completely out of reach.
Their dominance over the entire Little League world will be shown against Japan. The unstoppable offense will lead Tennessee to a World Series win against Japan. And it won't even be close.
Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek, runs the NFL Draft Website ScarDraft.com and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.
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