5 Players You'll Remember from the 2011 Little League World Series

Ally Williams@@itsallyduhhCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2011

5 Players You'll Remember from the 2011 Little League World Series

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    As the 2011 Little League World Series comes to a close, the time comes to look back at the difference-makers of the tournament.

    Each team had a number of key players through their games. A few of those kids stood out from the others.

    While we will remember several different players for assorted reasons, these are the five you will not be forgetting any time soon.

Jake Fromm, Georgia

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    Jake Fromm finished the tournament with three home runs and eight RBI.

    His talent though, was further exemplified through his pitching prowess, striking out 11 of the 18 batters he faced.

    Photo Courtesy of Tom E. Puskar, AP.

Hagen Danner, California

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    Hagen Danner is one of California’s talented players. In the tournament he went 8.1 innings with a 0.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

    His bat has been a big part of California’s success as well. He hit .500 after 22 at-bats with two home runs and three other extra-base hits.

    Danner's most notable game came in the semifinals against Pennsylvania, where he struck out 12 and homered.

    Photo Courtesy of Matt Slocum, AP.

Yonny Hernandez, Venezuela

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    Yonny Hernandez has led the LLWS in batting average throughout the entire tournament.

    He hit .667 (8 for 12) with three doubles and two home runs.

    Both those home runs came in a three-RBI night for Hernandez as Venezuela beat Canada 8-0.

    Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

Yoshiki Suzuki, Japan

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    Yoshiki Suzuki is one of those hitters that you don’t want to have to face if you’re in the Little League World Series.

    In Japan’s game against Venezuela, Suzuki hit two home runs to advance his team to the International Finals.

    He finished the tournament with a .350 average (7 for 20) with three home runs and 10 RBIs.

    Photo Courtesy of AP/Matt Slocum

Nick Pratto, California

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    Nick Pratto will be remembered as one of the heroes of the Little League World Series.

    He was a solid hitter throughout the tournament. His most memorable at-bat, though, came in the last game.

    In the bottom of the sixth, Pratto hit a two-out walk off RBI single that scored Eric Anderson and secured a victory for the Ocean View Little League.

    Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar