2012 Little League World Series

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The 2012 Little League World Series was won by the Japanese team from Tokyo, Japan's second title in three years.

August 16[edit]

August 17[edit]

  • Aguadulce, Coclé 9, Lugazi 3. Uganda becomes the first African team in the Little League World Series with a loss to Panama, but they do get a 2-run homer from Daniel Alio.
  • San Antonio, TX 5, Parsippany, NJ 2. Jordan Cardenas hits a home run in the first and then pitches 2 1/3 hitless relief innings to give Texas an opening win.
  • Vancouver, BC 13, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 9. The two teams bang out 27 hits but Canada turns a couple defensive gems, including a nice grab by OF Thomas Neal that prevented an extra-base hit.
  • New Castle, IN 4, Gresham, OR 0. Cayden Smekens (New Castle) and Greg Mehlhaff (Gresham) trade goose eggs for four innings before New Castle breaks through.

August 18[edit]

August 19[edit]

  • Tokyo 2, Taoyuan County 0. The two teams combine for 30 strikeouts in a pitcher-dominated game that goes extra innings. Japan loads the bases with one out in the 8th but fails to score off Cheng-Kai Hu. In the 9th, Hajime Motegi hits the decisive 2-run homer.
  • Goodlettsville, TN 9, Petaluma, CA 6. Jayson Brown hits a 2-run triple and Brock Myers a 2-run homer to break a 5-5 tie in favor of Tennessee.
  • San Antonio, TX 13, New Castle, IN 3. Jordan Cardenas and Zachary Sanchez homer for the victors while Hunter McCubbins smacks a 2-run shot in a losing cause.
  • Aguadulce, Coclé 8, Vancouver, BC 3. James Gonzalez drives in six and goes deep twice as Panama remains unbeaten.

August 20[edit]

  • Kearney, NE 17, Ramstein Air Force Base 1. Jared Wegner drives in 5 as Nebraska cruises to victory in a consolation game. Nebraska tallies 15 runs in the second to set a LLWS record.
  • Willemstad 4, Vancouver, BC 3. Curacao edges Canada despite trailing 3-1 after four. In the 5th, the islanders get two men in scoring position for Christopher Koeiman, who hits a long fly that is caught by Carter Kada-Wong in left. Kada-Wong falls on the play, though, allowing both runners to score on a 2-run sacrifice fly. Mychelson Jansen homers to break the tie and give Willemstad the win.
  • Petaluma, CA 5, Parsippany, NJ 4. Danny Marzo breaks the extra-inning tie with an 8th-inning homer.
  • Fairfield, CT 4, New Castle, IN 0. Will Lucas goes the distance for a no-hitter and Matt Kubel adds a home run as Connecticut eliminates Indiana.
  • Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 4, Taoyuan County 3. Taiwan is eliminated with a 3-run third that included a 2-run error and a RBI single by Fernando Benavides. Omar Cervantes and Chun-En Lin both homered in the first.

August 21[edit]

  • Lugazi 3, Gresham, OR 2. In a consolation game, Uganda becomes the first African team to win a LLWS game, edging out Oregon.
  • Petaluma, CA 5, Fairfield, CT 0. Hance Smith hits a 3-run homer and Quinton Gago strikes out 7 as Connecticut is eliminated.
  • Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 6, Willemstad 2. Ramon Ballina drills a 3-run home run and then allows one hit in three relief innings for the save as Mexico staves off elimination.

August 22[edit]

  • Tokyo 4, Aguadulce, Coclé 1. Ryuji Osada strikes out 7, Noriatsu Osaka got the save and Kotaro Kiyomiya homers as Tokyo moves on to the semifinals.
  • Goodlettsville, TN 4, San Antonio, TX 3. Down 3-2, Goodlettsville ties it on an error then Cole Carter delivers the winning single.

August 23[edit]

August 25[edit]

  • Goodlettsville, TN 24, Petaluma, CA 16. Down 15-5, Petaluma scores 10 runs in the bottom of the 6th. Tennessee then has its own explosive inning with 9 runs in the extra-inning 7th to win it. Lorenzo Butler sets a LLWS single-game record with nine RBI and ties the record of 3 home runs (held by 3 others previously).
  • Tokyo 10, Aguadulce, Coclé 2. Japan clubs five homers, two by Kotaro Kiyomiya, in an easy win as the country advanced to its fifth Little League World Series finale in seven years, beating Panama for the second straight game. Yuta Ishida and two relievers combined on the win.

August 26[edit]

  • Petaluma, CA 12, Aguadulce, Coclé 4. Bradley Smith hits a RBI double to start California's scoring in the first then adds a 2-run double in the second as the team cruises to a third-place finish.
  • Tokyo 12, Goodlettsville, TN 2. Noriatsu Osaka hits 3 home runs and a triple in a romp while Kotaru Kiyomiya gives up only two hits (both homers, one apiece to Brock Myers and Lorenzo Butler).
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