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Little League World Series 2022: Sunday Scores, Bracket Results and Highlights

Erin WalshAugust 21, 2022

AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar

The 2022 Little League World Series continued Sunday with two teams in action ahead of Major League Baseball's Little League Classic between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The Caribbean region kicked off the action with a 1-0 win over the Europe-Africa region in what was a tightly contested game that featured brilliant pitching on both sides. The Midwest region followed it up with a 10-2 victory over the Mountain region.

Games between the Latin America and Japan regions and Mid-Atlantic and Metro regions were postponed until Monday because of inclement weather.

Here's a deeper dive into the day's action and a look ahead for each of the teams set to move on.


Sunday Games and Scores

Caribbean (Willemstad, Curaรงao) 1, Europe-Africa (Bologna, Italy) 0

Midwest (Davenport, Iowa) 10, Mountain (Santa Clara, Utah) 2

Latin America (Managua, Nicaragua) vs. Japan (Takarazuka, Hyogo): Will resume Monday at top of the third inning

Mid-Atlantic (Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania) vs. Metro (Massapequa, New York): Postponed to Monday


Caribbean 1, Europe-Africa 0

A scoreless game between the Caribbean and Europe-Africa regions was broken up in the bottom of the third inning by the Caribbean region when Shemar Jacobus hit a sacrifice fly to center field to drive in Jaydion Louisa.

The Europe-Africa region had been one of the best defensive teams in this year's Little League World Series, but it wasn't enough to help the team advance to the next round against a talented Caribbean group.

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Reangelo Decaster, Jay-Diynn Wiel and Joshua Acosta combined on the mound, allowing just three hits and striking out eight in six innings. Acosta earned the win, and Wiel earned the save.

Luca Tadei and Thomas Giovanardi pitched for Europe-Africa, allowing just one run on eight hits and seven strikeouts.

The Caribbean region is advancing to take on the winner of the Latin America region, which is represented by Managua, Nicaragua, and the Japan region, represented by Takarazuka, Hyogo.


Midwest 10, Mountain 2

The Midwest region piled on three runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in a 10-2 win over the Mountain region despite a lengthy rain delay that halted action for about three hours.

The Midwest kicked things off by scoring a run on a wild pitch before Greyson Ballinger and Owen Everhart each hit a sac fly to drive in two more runs. The team added another run in the top of the second inning on a line drive single by Mason McFate, extending its lead to 4-0.

The only runs the Mountain region scored came in the bottom of the second and third innings. They managed just six hits through six innings in what was a disappointing offensive performance.

A massive third inning from the Midwest saw their lead balloon to 9-2. McFate and Ted Swanson batted in runs in the inning, and Everhart scored on a wild pitch. The team's 10th and final run of the game came in the top of the sixth on an RBI single by Quinn Kettmann.

Jeremiah Grise earned the win on the mound for the Midwest after pitching 3.2 innings. He allowed just one run on four hits while striking out five. Mitchell Kelly pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three.

The Midwest region advances to take on the loser of Monday's game between the West and Southwest regions.

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