Little League World Series Regionals 2021: Updated Bracket Results and Scores

Adam WellsAugust 14, 2021

River Ridge, Louisiana lines the third baseline and Curacao lines the first baseline during team introductions before the Little League World Series Championship game at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

The full field for the 2021 Little League World Series has already been set, but Saturday's regional schedule is crucial for seeding when the tournament begins next week. 

Six regional championships are up for grabs. Tennessee (Southeast) and Louisiana (Southwest) already won their regionals earlier this week. 

Saturday marks the final step for 12 teams on the road to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Little League World Series will begin Thursday with the double-elimination stage. 

2021 Little League World Series Teams

Great Lakes: Michigan (4-0; regional champion), Ohio (3-2; runner-up)

Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania (4-0; regional champion), New Jersey (3-2; runner up)

Midwest: Nebraska (4-1; regional champion), South Dakota (3-1; runner-up)

New England: New Hampshire (4-1; regional champion), Connecticut (2-1; runner-up)

Northwest: Washington (4-0; regional champion), Oregon (3-2; runner-up)

Southeast: Tennessee (5-1; regional champion), Florida (3-1; runner-up)

Southwest: Louisiana (4-0; regional champion), Texas West (4-2; runner-up)

West: Hawaii (4-0; regional champion), Southern California (3-2; runner-up)

2021 Little League World Series Regional Results, Aug. 14

Midwest: Nebraska 6, South Dakota 0

New England: New Hampshire 11, Connecticut 1 (F/4)

West: Hawaii 7, Southern California 2

Great Lakes: Michigan 9, Ohio 1

Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania 10,. New Jersey 3

Northwest: Washington 2, Oregon 1

Michigan 9, Ohio 1

Michigan capped a perfect run in the Great Lakes Region with an impressive 9-1 victory over Ohio in the championship game. 

Ohio landed the first punch on Maddox Jones' RBI groundout in the top of the first. Michigan responded with a haymaker in the bottom half of the frame with four runs, highlighted by Ethan Van Belle's three-run double. 

Taylor North Little League tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the second on back-to-back RBI singles by Cameron Thorning and Jackson Surma. 

Van Belle was also the starting pitcher for Michigan. He tossed a fantastic game with one run on one hit allowed and nine strikeouts in 5.1 innings. Ohio's lone hit was a leadoff single by Tyler Donges in the fifth. 

Jakob Furkas closed out the win for Michigan with two strikeouts in his 0.2 innings of work. 

Michigan finished regional play with a 4-0 record. It outscored its opponents 38-2 in four games this week. 

Despite the loss, Ohio had a fantastic run in the tournament. It rebounded from an opening-round defeat against Kentucky to win three straight games and secure a spot in the Little League World Series. 

Ohio will play Tennessee in the first round of the Little League World Series on Aug. 19. Michigan will take on Florida in its opening game at Williamsport on Aug. 20. 

Hawaii 7, Southern California 2

Hawaii overcame an early deficit to earn a 7-2 win over Southern California in the West Region championship. 

Southern California struck first thanks to Grant Hays' two-run double in the top of the first. That was the only run for the team, even though it racked up up nine hits and three walks against Hawaii's pitching. 

After a scoreless second inning for both clubs, Hawaii started to fight back in the third on Xane Soares' RBI single. 

The turning point came in the bottom of the fourth thanks to Pele Payanal's bases-loaded triple that drove in three runs.

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Honolulu tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth on an error and back-to-back RBI singles from Eli Iopa and Ryan Keanu. 

Iopa had a solid start, especially after a shaky first inning. He did allow six hits in three innings, but it only led to two runs for Southern California. Tyler Shindo closed out the game with three scoreless innings in relief. 

Hawaii will square off with Connecticut in the first game of the 2021 Little league World Series on Aug. 19. Southern California will play New Hampshire on Aug. 19. 

Nebraska 6, South Dakota 0

Two days after South Dakota shut out Nebraska to clinch a spot in the championship game, Nebraska returned the favor with a 6-0 victory to win the Midwest Region. 

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Nebraska wasted no time in taking control, with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. 

After South Dakota starter Maddux Munson got the first two outs of the frame on a double play, he allowed a two-run double to Jude McCoy. 

Munson threw two wild pitches to the next two batters that allowed McCoy to score the third run for Nebraska. 

The Hastings Baseball Little League squad tacked on two more runs in the fourth and an extra insurance run in the fifth. 

While the offense was taking care of business against South Dakota's pitching, Nebraska starter Kowen Rader was terrific in the win. He tossed a complete game with six strikeouts and four hits allowed on just 85 pitches. 

The victory means Nebraska will take on the loser of the Mid-Atlantic title game in the Hank Aaron championship half of the Little League World Series bracket. South Dakota will open the Little League World Series against Louisiana in the Tom Seaver championship on Aug. 20. 

New Hampshire 11, Connecticut 1 (F/4)

New Hampshire scored at least two runs in every inning of its 11-1 win over Connecticut in the New England Region championship game. 

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The North Manchester Hooksett Little Leaguers came out swinging and didn't let up until the game was called due to the 10-run rule. Keith Townsend got things started with a two-run double in the bottom of the first. 

Tristan Lucier broke things open in the bottom of the second with a three-run homer to put New Hampshire up 5-0. He added a second three-run homer in the third. 

Calen Lucier, Tristan's brother, followed with a solo shot that looked like it was going to put New Hampshire up 10-0. But it was determined that Calen failed to touch third base, so he was ruled out to end the inning. 

After Connecticut got on the board with a run in the top of the fourth, New Hampshire put the game away thanks to an RBI double by Tyler Chauvette and an RBI single off the bat of Ryson Michaud. 

New Hampshire will open the Little League World Series against the loser of the West Region championship on Friday. Connecticut will take on the winner of the West title game in the first game at Williamsport on Thursday.