The Little League World Series Regionals continued Monday with a full slate of games on the schedule around the United States. Below, we'll recount all of the day's action.
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Oregon def. Montana 8-7
Montana mounted a late charge yet fell just short at the final hurdle.
Oregon only managed three hits yet scored eight runs thanks to six errors by Montana and six walks allowed by Chaise Tracy and Connor Smith. Oregon successfully manufactured runs all game. Only one of its four runs in the pivotal fifth inning came on a base hit—a single by Sullivan Puckett.
After Avery Lohrman labored through the first four innings, Gavin Price had a stabilizing impact in the final two, giving up two runs on one hit.
Louisiana def. Texas-West 6-5
Texas-West attempted to mount a comeback, but it wasn't enough to overcome a poor start against Louisiana.
Louisiana built a four-run lead coming out of the first inning and led 5-1 after the second. Texas-West slowly chipped away at the deficit and tied the game in the fourth following a solo homer by Jaden Rogers and a bases-loaded walk to Cole Neatherlin.
But Conner Perrot hit a two-out RBI single in the fourth to restore Louisiana's lead.
Egan Prather and Will Andrade helped seal the win. Prather allowed the walk to Neatherlin but had four strikeouts in 1.2 innings. Andrade pitched the final inning, setting Texas-West down in order on 10 pitches.
Hawaii def. Arizona 6-5
Arizona's lead over Hawaii in extra innings proved to be short-lived.
Arizona opened the eighth with a runner on second base under Little League rules. Jorge Zazueta doubled the first pitch to left to plate Jordan Mayboca and put his team up 5-4.
Hawaii had the same runner advantage to start the bottom of the eighth, and Marley Sebastian moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Duke Aloy. An error by Zazueta in right field allowed Sebastian to score. More importantly, Aloy got into scoring position. A single by Bransyn Hong was enough to get him home for the winning run.
Virginia def. Georgia 6-5
Chase Obstgarten spoiled what appeared to be a sure win for Georgia.
Georgia overturned a one-run deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the sixth inning. Virginia got its first two runners aboard to start the bottom of the sixth and then picked up two quick outs on groundouts. Sitting on a 3-1 count, Obstgarten ripped a liner to right that plated Brody Harris and Matt Coleman for the victory.
That was Obstgarten's only hit of the game, and he made it count. He redeemed himself after he was on the mound in the sixth when Georgia took the lead.
Rhode Island def. Vermont 6-4
Christopher Promades was the young man of the moment.
With the score tied at four in the seventh inning, Promades singled to left to bring home Chase Watts and Miles Fontaine.
Vermont got two runners into scoring position with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Mason Crain danced out of danger, striking out Cage Thompson and getting Rowan Leckerling to line out and end the game.
Rhode Island and Vermont each scored four runs in the second inning, with Crain and Alex Anderson providing the difference. They held Vermont scoreless over the final five innings.
Oklahoma def. New Mexico 10-0
The trio of Easton Martin, Maddox Farrell and Trey Burleson were unhittable as Oklahoma rolled to a 10-0 win over New Mexico.
Building a four-run lead after the first inning certainly made life easier for Martin, who started and went 2.1 innings. Farrell finished up the third while Burleson completed the final two innings in 13 pitches to complete the combined no-hitter.
The three didn't need much in the way of run support but got it anyway as Oklahoma registered 11 hits. Nearly half of that output was split between Brian Justice and Jackson Turney, who together had five hits and five RBI in eight at-bats.
Missouri def. Kansas 3-1
Kansas couldn't touch Landon Fletcher.
The left-hander needed only 64 pitches to throw a complete game. Fletcher struck out six and allowed two hits. Even as the game reached its final stages, he remained dominant. He forced Conner Proffitt to ground out to open the sixth and then struck out Nolan Turnbull and Michael Westhoff.
Andrew Young had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with one run and an RBI. His single in the third proved to be the game's decisive blow as it put Missouri ahead 2-0.
New York def. Delaware 9-6
Delaware scored two runs in the sixth inning to force extra innings, but its luck ran out in the eighth as New York put four runs on the board to earn a 9-6 victory.
Jayden Torres and Nick Becker provided much of the offense for New York, combining for six hits and three RBI.
Becker got the start and allowed three earned runs on three hits in three innings. Jaden Quezada came on in relief and was excellent, scattering two runs and five hits over 4.2 innings. Josue Santana got the game's final out, setting Zac Pruitt down on strikes.
North California def. Utah 17-5
Jace Kim could not be stopped.
The North California slugger ripped two homers, had five hits, knocked in six runs and scored two of his own in North California's blowout 17-5 win.
Utah looked like they might take this one, carrying a 5-3 lead into the top of the fourth. But NoCal exploded for seven runs that inning, four in the top of the fifth and three in the top of the sixth to pull away.
Kim wasn't the only one with a hot bat, as Chase Bentley had three hits, four RBI and three runs. Shane Maloney and Benjamin Kreizenbeck added two RBI apiece.
New Hampshire def. Massachusetts 3-0
Adam Lafond was nearly unhittable on Monday.
The New Hampshire pitcher gave up just two hits and a walk in five innings, striking out 12 batters. He also scored a run, adding to his epic performance.
Ryan Dutton led the offense with two RBI.
That spoiled a solid pitching performance from Massachusetts' Paul McCarthy, who gave up seven hits, two walks and three runs in 4.1 innings while striking out 11. McCarthy was good on Monday, but Lafond was great.
Michigan def. Illinois 13-5
Luke LaCourse had himself a ballgame.
The Michigan star not only led the offense with four RBI and a run, but he also was awesome on the mound, throwing 3.1 scoreless innings while giving up just one walk and no hits with nine strikeouts.
That paced Michigan in a game that was tied 1-1 until the top of the fifth before Michigan exploded for nine runs. Illinois tried to keep pace, answering with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, but Michigan ended any hopes of a comeback by pushing across three more runs in the sixth.
Ben Jarnecke led the way for Illinois with three RBI and two runs.
Idaho def. Washington 5-2
Cason Miller held down the fort on Monday.
Idaho's starting pitcher held Washington to just three hits and two runs in 4.2 innings, striking out seven and earning the win. He added a hit and a walk.
Washington struggled with its command, with four pitchers combining to give up seven walks. Five players scored for Idaho.
South Carolina def. Florida 5-1
Gregory Bryant, take a bow.
The South Carolina pitcher was absolutely brilliant Monday, allowing just six hits and a run over Florida. He threw a complete game, striking out four batters, and chipped in at the plate with a hit.
The offense was led by Lane Myers (two RBI) and Bennett Candler (two runs). Ezana Birru knocked in the lone run for Florida.
Washington, D.C., def. New Jersey 8-7
Walk it off, Washington, D.C.
Jacob Goldman's three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Washington, D.C., an 8-7 victory over New Jersey on Monday afternoon.
D.C. trailed New Jersey by four runs heading into the frame, but a Will Twomey RBI single and Goldman's three-run bomb completed the comeback. That spoiled big games from New Jersey's Sal Garcia (two RBI), Yady Mateo (two RBI) and Jayden Capindinca (two runs).
Twomey also had an inspired performance on the mound, striking out 10 batters in four innings.
Kentucky def. Indiana 15-4
This one was never in doubt.
Led by Cameron Obee's two hits, three runs and three RBI, Kentucky cruised to a win that was halted after four innings. Evan Schallert, William Alexander and Nick Simpson added two RBI apiece, while four Kentucky pitchers combined to give up six hits and four runs.
Kentucky broke the game wide-open in the top of the second inning with eight runs. It ended any doubt of the outcome in the third, scoring another five.
Carter Odaffer led the way for Indiana with two hits and two RBI.