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The 2008 Little League World Series was the 4th Little League World Series in a row won by a team from the USA.

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[edit] August 15

  • Tampa, FL 10, Rapid City, SD 0. Three Tampa hurlers combine on a no-hitter reduced to four innings by the mercy rule. Rapid City did load the bases at one points. Rapid City became the first South Dakotan team to play in a Little League World Series.
  • Maracaibo, Zulia 8, White Rock, BC 1. Gustavo Perdomo has 3 hits and 3 RBI in an easy opening win for Venezuela.
  • Waipahu, HI 3, Shelton, CT 1. Christian Donahue singles, advances on a passed ball, stole third and scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning for the winning run. Caleb Duley got the win for Waipahu.

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  • Mill Creek, WA 3, Jeffersonville, IN 2. Alex Jondal singles home Jason Todd with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th to keep the Mill Creek team's hopes alive.
  • Hagerstown, MD 6, Lake Charles, LA 4. Despite winning, Hagerstown fails to advance to the semifinals due to a tiebreaker with Louisiana and Washington.
  • White Rock, BC 7, Dhahran 5. Jake Hagen and Eric Watkins homer back-to-back in the 5th as part of a 5-run inning to give Canada the win.
  • Willemstad 3, Yona 0. Tivon Faneyte allows no hits in five innings and drives in one to lead Curacao to a victory and move on to the semifinals.
  • Tokyo 5, Maracaibo, Zulia 4. Tokyo scores twice in the 7th to edge out Venezuela; Yutaka Takeshita drives in the winner with a sacrifice fly.

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  • Matamoros, Tamaulipas 5, Tokyo 4. Sergio Rodriguez homered as part of a 5-run third as Mexico tops Japan to advance to the finals.
  • Waipahu, HI 7, Lake Charles, LA 5. Lake Charles led 5-1 after 5 but Hawaii rallied. 1B Gunner Leger lost track of a grounder by Christian Donahue, allowing Caleb Duhay to score the tying run. With two outs in the 6th, Tanner Tokunaga hit a 2-run double for the winning blow. Christian is the son of the team's coach, former minor leaguer Tim Donahue.

[edit] August 24

  • Waipahu, HI 12, Matamoros, Tamaulipas 3. Tanner Tokunaga homers twice and Iolana Akau once as Hawaii routs Mexico. Hawaii scores twice on passed balls and once on a bases-loaded walk. A US team wins the LLWS for the fourth time in a row.
  • Tokyo 4, Lake Charles, LA 3. In the consolation game, each team scores 3 in the first. It is scoreless until the 5th. Peyton McLemore walks Tsuyoki Setoguchi to open the 5th and RP Kennon Fontenot walks two more to load the bases. A wild pitch then scores Setoguchi with the winner.

Source: Associated Press wire reports as printed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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