Little League World Series 2021: Sunday Scores, Bracket Results and Highlights

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIAugust 22, 2021

Taylor, Mich., players sit atop the dugout bench at Volunteer Stadium as the rain pours down before their baseball game against Abilene, Texas, during a rain delay at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar

Four games were on Sunday's Little League World Series slate, but only two of them were able to be completed because of inclement weather.

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🚨UPDATE🚨<br>Games 15 and 16, scheduled for today at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., have been postponed. <br><br>We'll plan on resuming Game 14 (in progress in the top of the 6th Inning with 1 out and an 0-0 count on the batter). <br><br>A time will be announced as it is made available. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LLWS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LLWS</a>

The first one featured the team representing Torrance (California) Little League took down the representatives from West Side Little League (Hamilton, Ohio) by a 9-0 score.

California scored one in the second before adding four runs apiece in the third and sixth frames.

Grant Hays smacked a pair of home runs, driving in five.

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One is good. Two is better. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LLWS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LLWS</a> <a href="https://t.co/FsworbWdoq">pic.twitter.com/FsworbWdoq</a>

Gibson Turner contributed a pair of doubles alongside his two runs and three RBI. Andrew Nuruki also had two hits and two runs.

Starting pitcher Xavier Navarro allowed just one hit and one walk over 4.2 shutout innings for the win.

The other game saw Hawaii (Honolulu Little League) beat Nebraska (Hastings Baseball Little League) 11-3 in seven innings.

Lightning in the area initially paused that one with Hawaii batting up 3-0 in the top of the sixth. However, the game got back underway later in the afternoon.

Hawaii's three runs all came in the first inning courtesy of a Micah Bennett RBI single and a Pele Payanal two-RBI single.

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To catch you up: Hawaii's two-out rally in the 1st was started by a Ryan Keanu double, followed by an RBI single on the next pitch by Micah Bennett. <a href="https://t.co/slnhZJDOw7">pic.twitter.com/slnhZJDOw7</a>

Nebraska went scoreless until the sixth, when Hunter Nepple tied the game with a three-run homer.

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Hunter Nepple delivers a clutch 3-run 💣 to tie it in the bottom of the 6th! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LLWS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LLWS</a> <a href="https://t.co/r7rvaCDkEV">pic.twitter.com/r7rvaCDkEV</a>

Hawaii responded with eight in the seventh inning, with the big hit courtesy of Ryan Keanu and his inside-the-park two-run homer to put his team up 7-3. Nebraska did not score in the bottom of the frame, and the game was over.

The postponed games, which will now go down Monday, are between Texas and Michigan and Oregon and South Dakota. You can find an updated LLWS bracket and schedule on the tournament's official website.