Hawaii falls to Michigan at Little League World Series


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What time is the Little League World Series on?

2021 Little League World Series: Taylor North Little League (3-1) vs. Honolulu Little League (3-0) Time: 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Where: Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Detroit Free PressMichigan beats Hawaii to make Little League World Series final: Game thread recap

What channel is the Little League World Series on?

The LLWS championship game will be broadcast on ABC, which can be streamed on fuboTV, AT&T TV and other live TV streaming services. Full TV and streaming schedule below. In the Tom Seaver final on Saturday, Ohio hung on to beat South Dakota 5-2. syracuse.comHow to watch Little League World Series: Ohio vs. Michigan | Youth baseball championships time, TV channel, F

Is Torrance out of the Little League World Series?

TORRANCE, Calif. (CNS) -- The all-star team from the Torrance Little League was eliminated from the Little League World Series Thursday, losing 4-2 to its counterpart from Hamilton, Ohio in an elimination bracket game. KABC-TVLittle League World Series: Torrance all-stars eliminated after 4-2 loss to Ohio

Honolulu, Hawaii’s Ryan Keanu reacts to swinging at a third strike from Taylor, Mich., starting Cameron Thorning to end the third inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The Honolulu Little League team fell 2-1 to Michigan’s Taylor North Little League team in the Hank Aaron bracket finals on Saturday.

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After Hawaii won the first matchup between the two teams on Wednesday, Michigan won the rematch to advance to the championship game, where it will face West Side Little League of Hamilton, Ohio.

Micah Bennett got the start for HLL and gave up a two-run home run to Cameron Thorning as Michigan took an early 2-0 lead, which proved to be all the runs the Great Lakes region winners needed.

Honolulu got on the board in the bottom of the third after Kaikea Patoc-Young singled to drive in Chasen Uyetake, but couldn’t add any more after that.

Patoc-Young relieved Bennett to take the mound at the top of the fourth and pitched three scoreless innings.

For Michigan, Thorning got the win after tossing seven strikeouts in 3.1 innings. Jakob Furkas got the save with 2.2 hitless innings to go along with four strikeouts and a walk.

The championship game between Ohio and Michigan begins at 9 a.m. HST on ABC, while the third-place game between Hawaii and South Dakota begins at 4 a.m on ESPN.

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A 'Wicked' Concert, 9/11 Remembered in 'One Day,' 'Evil' Returns, Little League World Series

TV Insider 28 August, 2021 - 10:01pm

How better to mark the reopening of Broadway and other stages than with a concert version of one of its biggest hits. National Geographic’s One Day in America revisits the trauma of the 9/11 attacks over four nights. The cleverly creepy Evil returns from hiatus with a mostly silent episode set in a monastery. ABC and ESPN cover the Little League Baseball World Series during its Championship Weekend. A selective critical checklist of notable weekend TV:

One of this century’s most “Popular” musicals, a reverse-angle Wizard of Oz origin story, stages a concert version of its most enduring songs to herald the reopening of Broadway and stages across the country this fall. Original stars Idina Menzel (who won a Tony as Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda) are the hosts, with performances by Tony winners Gavin Creel, Cynthia Erivo, Ali Stroker and everyone’s favorite EGOT, Rita Moreno, plus Glee veterans Amber Riley and Alex Newell, rising stars Isaac Powell and Ariana DeBose and more. That’s enough talent to send you over the rainbow—but that’s a different musical. (SUNDAY)

As TV prepares to commemorate 20 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001, this seven-hour (over four consecutive nights through Wednesday) docuseries may be the most comprehensive and personal. Produced in collaboration with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, One Day (from Oscar-winning producers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin) relives the events of September 11 through chronological first-person accounts, from first responders, survivors and other witnesses to the events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. (SUNDAY)

Such a frighteningly clever show you never know whether to laugh or to scream, Evil returns from a monthlong hiatus with one of its best episodes of the second season, as Kristen (Katja Herbers), David (Mike Colter) and Ben (Aasif Mandvi) head to a Hudson Valley monastery where silence is enforced to investigate several possible miracles. In the almost entirely wordless hour, Kristen bonds with a young nun (Broadway’s Alexandra Socha) and gets tipsy on the monks’ locally produced wine, while priest-in-training David has more trouble than usual silencing his mind. Turn your phone off for this one. It’s best enjoyed with no distractions. (SUNDAY)

The final teams face off on Championship Weekend, with South Dakota (and pitching phenom Gavin Weir) taking on Ohio, followed by Hawaii vs. Michigan at 3:30 pm/ET. The winners move on to the championship game Sunday at 3 pm/ET. (The second-place teams in each bracket play for third place in the consolation game Sunday at 10 am/ET on ESPN.) (SATURDAY)

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Taylor North defeats Hawaii, sets up rematch against Ohio for Little League championship

The Detroit News 28 August, 2021 - 05:12pm

Jakob Furkas helped Thorning finish the job on the mound as Taylor North avenged its only loss of the summer with a 2-1 victory over Honolulu, Hawaii, in the Hank Aaron bracket championship game at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

“It was huge,” Thorning said of the first inning. “I treat every game like a normal game.

There was still work to be done after he made the first inning look easy.

Taylor North will play region runner-up Hamilton, Ohio, at 3 p.m.

“It hit me there for a second and I almost got a little light-headed thinking about it,” said Rick Thorning, Taylor North’s manager and Cameron’s father. “This game was one or two hits away from being the other way around and going home saying, ‘You guys did good; you guys did good,’ ”

“It’s just been such an exhausting and stressful time and yet best time of my life and best time of these kids’ lives.”

Facing Hawaii had a way of raising the stress level.

Cameron Thorning helped put Taylor North at ease early in the game.

Lucas Farner led off the game with a four-pitch walk.

Thorning, who has three home runs in the World Series and had another taken away in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Hawaii, made it 2-0 with a one-out shot to right field.

“I knew we had to jump on them early,” said Farner, who also tripled in the third inning for the best Taylor North threat after the first. “When Cameron was up, I knew he was going to hit the ball hard. It was great, Cameron going yard.”

Thorning did not allow a hit for the first 2 2/3 innings. After a single and strikeout to begin the fourth, he left the mound in favor of Farkus.

“That was just an awesome, shutdown performance by him,” Rick Thorning said.

“When that strike three was called, that was the best moment of my life,” Farner said.

Taylor North is in position to top it Sunday.

“We have our ace to go into the championship game and I don’t know how many times people are able to set that up,” Rick Thorning said.

Ethan Van Belle, who started the World Series opener, is ready to start the championship game and Gavin Ulin is among those available in relief. They have combined to allow just one earned run in 10 1/3 innings in the tournament with 14 strikeouts and five walks.

“They’re going to fight,” Thorning said. “ … Baseball’s a funny game. It’s a game where any given day, any team can beat another team. That’s just what it is.

“Just because we beat them, 9-1, that’s the last thing on my mind when it comes to playing them.”

Ohio, Michigan reach LLWS championship game

ESPN 28 August, 2021 - 02:51pm

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Cameron Thorning hit a two-run homer and struck out seven over 3 1/3 innings as Michigan defeated Hawaii 2-1 in a semifinal Saturday at the Little League World Series.

Michigan's win set up a championship game Sunday against Ohio, 5-2 winners over South Dakota earlier in the day. It will be the first-ever meeting between teams from the same region in the title game.

"Two good teams coming out of the Great Lakes, it's such an awesome thing to be able to say,'' said manager Rick Thorning, Cameron's dad. "It shows we are a powerhouse this year.

"The support that's going to be there for us, whether we win or lose this game, is going to be out of this world. It's going to be something that touches us for our lifetimes.''

Both Taylor North Little League, from Taylor, Michigan, and West Side Little League from Hamilton, Ohio, advanced out of the Great Lakes as this year's tournament awarded LLWS bids to two teams per region because COVID-19 travel restrictions meant international clubs couldn't participate.

Michigan's squad beat Ohio 9-1 when they last met at the Great Lakes region championship.

It is the first time that a team from Ohio has reached the championship game. A team from Michigan last won the Little League World Series in 1959.

In the first semifinal, Ohio jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning against Sioux Falls starter Maddux Munson. With runners on first and second and one out, Cooper Oden hit a single that right fielder Gunner Alfson bobbled, allowing a run to score.

Krew Brown loaded the bases with a bunt single, setting up a bases-clearing single from Levi Smith. The four runs in the inning were the first given up by South Dakota in the whole tournament.

"That first inning was pretty nerve-racking because this is probably the biggest game I have pitched in in my life and probably will ever pitch,'' said Oden, who struck out six and allowed two runs over five innings. "Every 12-year-old that plays baseball, this is basically their dream.''

Trailing 5-1, South Dakota rallied for three straight singles off Oden in the sixth inning to score a run. South Dakota then loaded the bases off reliever Kaleb Harden and brought the winning run to the plate with nobody out. But Harden got three outs, the last on a force at third, to send Ohio into the title game.

"That kid today, Oden, threw a great game. He was pretty dialed in on his locations,'' South Dakota manager Mike Gorsett said. "His fastball is not overpowering but when you throw so many off-speed pitches and then throw that fastball, it really ties guys up.''

In the second game, Thorning homered over the right-field wall in the top of the first inning, racing around the bases to meet his teammates at plate. He followed that up by striking out the side in the bottom half.

"That's obviously one of the greatest moments of my life because it's in the Little League World Series, so it means a lot more,'' Thorning said.

The team from Honolulu Little League got to Thorning in the bottom of the third when Kaikea Patoc-Young singled to right to drive in a run. But reliever Jakob Furkas kept Hawaii hitless the rest of the way.

He sealed the deal by striking out Eli Iopa and bounced his way off the mound toward the third-base line to celebrate with his teammates.

The loss ended Hawaii's bid for a second LLWS title since 2018. Prior to the game, Honolulu received the Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award.

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