Hawaii took another step toward being the first state since Georgia in 2007 to bring home back-to-back Little League World Series champions as the Central East Maui Little League defeated the Mid-Atlantic team 6-0 on Monday.
Hawaii, which is representing the West region, finished a game that started Sunday but was suspended due to rain. Hawaii moved to 2-0 in the tournament with its win over the Elmora Youth Little League team from Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Here's a look at how that game went down as well as the other four on the slate.
Little League World Series Results: Monday, Aug. 19
Winner's Bracket: West 6, Mid-Atlantic 0 (completion of game that began Sunday, August 18)
Consolation Game: Great Lakes 4, Australia 1
Elimination Game: Latin America 8, Mexico 7
Elimination Game: Caribbean 8, Canada 1
Elimination Game: Southwest 10, Midwest 0
*The bracket can be found on the tournament's official website.
West 6, Mid-Atlantic 0
Jaren Pascaul's first-inning home run gave West all the scoring it needed in a 6-0 victory over Mid-Atlantic.
West scored two second-inning runs on an error before a Nicholas Nashiwa bases-clearing double in the third doubled the Hawaii advantage to 6-0.
The Mid-Atlantic pitchers shut Hawaii down for the final two innings, but the combination of Logan Kuloloia and Isaac Imamura proved tough to beat as they struck out seven and allowed just two hits apiece in the shutout.
Yadi Mateo led Mid-Atlantic with two hits, both singles.
The West will now face a team of Loudoun South Little Leaguers (South Riding, Virginia) representing the Southeast on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The winner will move onto the United States Championship Game, while the loser will play an elimination game for a U.S. title berth.
The Mid-Atlantic team will play an elimination game against New England (Barrington, Rhode Island) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Great Lakes 4, Australia 1
The Great Lakes team (Bowling Green Eastern Little League in Bowling Green, Kentucky) finished their Little League World Series strong with a 4-1 consolation victory over Australia (Cronulla Little League in Sydney).
Chaze Huff threw a complete game, striking out six and allowing just one run and three hits on an economical 76 pitches. The southpaw's elusiveness was also on full display as he avoided two baseballs thrown to him at the same time by his catcher and the umpire.
Jackson Idlett provided the big blows for Great Lakes, scoring Grayson Newman on a second-inning double and knocking home Whitt Glosick on a sixth-inning sacrifice fly.
Great Lakes scored three in the second and one in the sixth, with the other two second-inning runs coming on an error and a passed ball.
An Ewan Choat single scored Lucas Gallardo for Australia's run.
Caribbean 8, Canada 1
Keven Rosina twirled a three-hitter as the Caribbean beat Canada 8-1 to stave off elimination.
The right-hander also struck out seven batters for the Pabao Little Leaguers from Caribbean Willemstad, Curacao.
The Caribbean opened with two runs in the first from thanks to RBI doubles from Curley Martha and Nathan Castillo. They added to their total in the second with RBI singles via Jurdrick Profar and Shendrion Martinus.
Curacao added four insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Deshandro Trump's RBI single kicked the inning off before Pe.son Revierre lofted a long fly ball lost in the sun to score two. Rosina's triple scored Revierre to make it 8-0.
Timmy Plasentin had two singles to lead the team from Coquitlam, British Columbia, and his first hit helped Canada put runners on second and third with one out in the first. However, a groundout and a strikeout ended the inning.
Brady Dorwart, who had the other Canada single, scored his team's run in the sixth on a passed ball.
The Caribbean will face Latin America in an elimination game on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET. The winner will face the loser of the Asia-Pacific vs. Japan matchup for the right to go to the International Championship Game.
Latin America 8, Mexico 7
Latin America overcame a 7-3 fourth-inning deficit to beat Mexico 8-7 and keep its Little League World Series hopes alive.
The Cacique Mara Little Leaguers from Maracaibo, Venezuela, scored two in the fourth off an error and plated three in the fifth thanks to a fielder's choice, an RBI single from Luis Atencio and an error.
The rally naturally got the Latin American team excited:
Mexico went down in order in the sixth to end the game.
The team from >Epitacio "Mala" Torres Little League in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, looked like it may run away with a mercy-rule win after scoring four in the second to take an early 6-2 lead.
Three walks, a fielder's choice, a wild pitch and an RBI single from Angel Castillo produced the scoring.
However, Latin America didn't back down and scored in the third off a Randy Soto RBI single. It also allowed just one run the rest of the way on a Castillo RBI double in the fourth.
The two sides each scored two in the first. Mexico's were courtesy of a Santiago Leija RBI single and an error. Davirik Fuenmayor smacked a two-run homer in response.
Castillo went 3-for-3 for Mexico with two RBI and a run. Soto went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run for Latin America, and Fuenmayor and Atencio each added two more RBI.
Latin America will now face the Caribbean in an elimination matchup on Tuesday.
Southwest 10, Midwest 0
The game between Southwest and Midwest was over quickly thanks to the former's dominance at the plate and on the mound on the way to a 10-0 victory.
Southwest set the tone early and pushed across three runs in the first inning with RBI from Conner Perrot, Gavin Berry and Derek DeLatte before extending the lead to 5-0 in the third.
The team ended the contest with five runs in the fourth inning with an extended rally that featured a two-RBI double from Perrot and a game-ending single from Ryan Darrah. Perrot anchored the offense with four RBI in the middle of the order, while DeLatte and Reece Roussel each tallied three hits in the winning effort.
While the offense was the primary story, Marshall Louque also stood out with three shutout innings to keep Midwest at bay. He allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out four.
Southwest will now face the winner of the game between Mid-Atlantic and New England.