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Little League World Series Regionals 2019: Tuesday Scores and Bracket Results

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2019

Little League fans watch a consolation baseball game in Lamade Stadium at the Little League World Series tournament between Coeur D'Alene, Idaho and Barcelona, Spain in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. Idaho won 5-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The 2019 Little League World Series regionals continue inching toward a conclusion, with all eight regions in action across the country.

Only two days remain in the Southeast and Southwest regions. By the time Tuesday ends, the respective regional finals will be set. Virginia awaits a challenger in the Southeast, and Louisiana awaits one in the Southwest.

Here's a look at how the day unfolded. The regional brackets are available on Little League's official site.

         

Tuesday Scores

Great Lakes

Illinois def. Ohio 6-3

Wisconsin def. Indiana 15-0

         

Mid-Atlantic

Pennsylvania def. Delaware 7-0

New Jersey def. Maryland 4-1

          

Midwest

North Dakota def. Nebraska 6-3

Missouri def. South Dakota, 5-2

         

New England

Maine def. Vermont 5-4

Connecticut def. Massachusetts, 4-1

            

Northwest

Montana def. Wyoming 20-0

Washington def. Alaska, 13-3

            

Southeast

Georgia vs. South Carolina, (postponed)

         

Southwest

Texas-West def. Oklahoma, 5-2

           

West

Arizona def. Nevada, 13-1

Southern California def. Utah, 15-2

           

Tuesday Recap

Great Lakes

Timely offense was the key for Illinois as it earned a 6-3 in over Ohio.

Through four innings, Illinois had zero runs on three hits. Then the lineup exploded for six runs across the fifth and sixth. 

A two-run triple by Ryan Lazewski gave Illinois a 5-3 lead, and Luke Hickey brought Lazewski home with a single in the next at-bat.

Hickey also pitched the final 2.2 innings and kept Ohio from adding on during a three-run fourth inning. He entered with one out and runners on the corners and induced Matt Ponatoski into an inning-ending double play.

Little leaguers aren't paid by the hour, which was good news for Wisconsin. It beat Ohio 15-0 in three innings.

James Wirth, Ollie Scharnick and Jack Stuck each went 3-for-3. Cole Fox hit a three-run homer to center as part of a nine-run second inning, and Scharnick delivered a two-run dinger in the third to put Wisconsin ahead 13-0.

Thomas Haverty and John Merk held Indiana to two hits, both courtesy of Ross Jackson from the leadoff spot.

         

Mid-Atlantic

Chase Deibler was the star as Pennsylvania rolled to a 7-0 win over Delaware.

Deibler got the start and pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out six batters.

As if that wasn't enough, he also went 1-for-3 with two RBI. He drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth and singled in the sixth to drive home Easton Comp.

Yady Mateo did a little bit of everything as New Jersey picked up a 4-1 win.

Mateo got the start and pitched a complete game, surrendering one earned run on two hits and striking out eight. He also drove in New Jersey's first two runs on a single to right field in the top of the third. 

Derek Escobar followed up with a two-run double later in the inning before Aidan Davis scored Maryland's only run in the sixth on a fielder's choice.

             

Midwest

A pair of singles by Caleb Briggeman and Colby Hanson helped North Dakota pull out a 6-3 win in extra innings against Nebraska.

Nebraska got two quick runs in the first inning but sputtered offensively for the remainder of the game. Similarly, North Dakota's scoring was limited to its three-run third before extra innings. 

Caleb Christianson settled down well after his shaky start and pitched 5.1 innings. Matthew Bryant entered the game in the sixth and held Nebraska to one hit in 2.1 innings before Benson Grande secured the game's final out.

Tuesday's Midwest action was concluded by Missouri defeating South Dakota 5-2. 

Missouri jumped out to a four-run lead by batting around n the bottom of the first inning. The team's most productive hitters were Luke Beverlin, who went 3-for-3 with two RBI, including a double to extend Missouri's lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the second. 

In the loss, Ryan Larson tossed a complete game and struck out nine while allowing two earned runs as South Dakota was hurt by two fielding errors. 

For Missouri, Andrew Young threw four innings and struck out two while allowing one earned run. Cohen Epler and Luke Beverlin pitched an inning apiece to close out the game. 

          

New England

A dramatic sixth inning decided Maine's 5-4 victory over Vermont.

Trailing 2-1 entering the final frame, Vermont put three runs across the board to build a two-run advantage. Jacob Putnam tied the game with an RBI single, and a two-run single from Ryan Walker gave Vermont the lead.

With two outs, Spencer Chartier halved Maine's deficit on an RBI single. A walk to Cameron Morin put the go-ahead run on first before Dylan Blue stroked a double to left center that won the game.

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Following that, Christian Kells led Connecticut to a 4-1 victory over Massachusetts. 

Kells allowed one earned run and struck out three in three innings pitched, while also going 2-for-2 at the plate with a walk. In the bottom of the first, Kells tripled and scored Connecticut's first run when Chase Geremia grounded out. 

Geremia accounted for two RBI—the other coming when Andrew Burke walked him with the bases loaded to cap off Connecticut's three-run bottom of the fourth.

          

Northwest

Montana blitzed Wyoming with 20 runs over three innings for a dominant win.

Four players had multi-hit games for Montana, while Anthony Williams, Austin Pellersels and Westen Fink drove in three runs apiece. Only four of its 13 batters failed to get at least one RBI.

Montana broke the game open in the third inning. The team batted around twice, as it had 19 plate appearances before Wyoming got the third out.

Tuesday's Little League action rounded out with Washington raking in 13 runs to overpower Alaska 13-3. 

The game was a scoreless tie through two innings, then Washington's Cayden Christopherson belted a three-run home run in the top of the third. The floodgates opened from there. 

Ethan Wiley joined Christopherson in going yard with a two-run shot to start a seven-run top of the fifth. 

Christopherson finished the game leading Washington with five RBI, and Washington collected 15 hits as a team. 

Alaska tried to start a rally in the bottom of the fifth, starting with a walk. Two of their three runs were scored on an error on a fielder's choice ground ball by Bryce Calhoun, but Washington's Askel Keim retired three of the next four batters to end the game. 

Kody Moyer started the game for Washington and pitched 3.1 innings, striking our nine and allowing just one hit. 

Southwest 

Texas-West earned a trip to Wednesday's regional final with a 5-2 win over Oklahoma, and it was never in doubt thanks to a four-run top of the first.

Carlos LaMadrid got things going with a leadoff single and scored two batters later on a single from Aiden Serrano. Texas-West's lead was ballooned too 4-0 when Levi Bayley drilled a single into left field, which allowed Serrano, Cole Neatherlin and Jaden Rogers to cross home. 

Oklahoma dented the lead in bottom of the second, but the closest they came would be 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth. Luke Beeler accounted for both of Oklahoma's runs with a single in the second and double in the fourth.

Rogers pitched a complete game and struck out nine batters, including Beeler to end the game. 

Texas-West will play Louisiana for the Southwest Regional Championship.

           

West

Arizona scored four times in the first inning and didn't look back as it cruised past Nevada 13-1 in five innings.

The heart of Arizona's batting order delivered as Cristobal Lorta, Jordan Mayboca and Izaiah Moraga combined for eight hits and seven RBI. Moraga offered a taste of what was to come when he drilled a three-run homer to right in the first inning to put Arizona ahead 3-0. Lorta also homered to open the fifth and make it an 11-1 game.

Given that kind of run support, Arizona didn't need a strong performance from Juan Abril but got one anyway. Abril went the distance and allowed only three hits on 46 pitches.

Dominance persisted in the West in the region's second game, as Southern California rolled Utah 15-2. 

Runs were sprinkled throughout the first three innings of the game for Southern California, but the top of the third really blew the game open as Southern California opened an 8-0 advantage. Kapono Nakanelua doubled, Joshua Hughes singled and Daniel Sanchez singled to collectively drive five runs home in the frame.

McKay Wright blasted a two-run home run in the bottom of the third to try and gain some momentum for Utah, but Southern California was too overwhelming. 

Southern California poured on seven more runs in the top of the fifth for good measure, including a two-run home run by Hughes. 

On the mound, Southern California's Hughes (3), Adrik Sanchez (3) and Ethan Otera (2) combined for eight strikeouts in five innings pitched to tame Utah.