2014 Little League World Series

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The 2014 Little League World Series was the 68th Little League World Series but only the third to feature two girls (Emma March of Vancouver and Mo'ne Davis of Philadelphia).

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August 20[edit]

  • Las Vegas, NV 8, Philadelphia, PA 1. Las Vegas advances to the US title game as Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan each hit two-run homers. Sports Illustrated covergirl Mo'ne Davis fans six in 2 1/3 IP but allows six hits and three runs to the high-powered Nevadan squad.
  • Seoul 4, Tokyo 2. In a match of two Asian metropolises, Seoul advances to the international title game as Jae-yeong Hwang hits the go-ahead homer in the sixth.

August 21[edit]

  • Chicago, IL 6, Philadelphia 5. Chicago scores four in the second as Marquis Jackson got the win and Cameron Bufford retired the final nine for the save.
  • Tokyo 12, Guadalupe, Nuevo León 1. Tokyo won a rematch with Seoul in the international finale as Suguru Kanamori homers twice and Ren Takeuchi allows only one run.

August 23[edit]

  • Seoul 12, Tokyo 3. Seoul advances to the finale, scoring seven runs in the second. Hae-chan Choi and Dong-wan Sin both hit two-run doubles in that inning. Jae-yeong Hwang, Dong-hyeok Kim and Choi pitched well for Korea.
  • Chicago, IL 7, Las Vegas, NV 5. Chicago won its fourth straight elimination game and avenges their one loss so far. Brad Stone hit a two-run homer in the top of the 5th for a 5-4 Las Vegas lead but Chicago rallied for three runs in the bottom of the inning. Trey Hondras hits a two-run shot for Chicago.

August 24[edit]

  • Seoul 8, Chicago, IL 4. Seoul wins South Korea's first title in almost 30 years as Hae-chan Choi and Don-wan Sin both homer; Choi also pitches the final four innings. Brandon Green takes the loss.
  • Tokyo 5, Las Vegas, NV 0. Takuma Takahashi throws a 3-hitter, fanning 11, and hitting a home run as Japan claims third place.

Aftermath[edit]

Allegations soon began to emerge that the Jackie Robinson West team of Chicago had been guilty of violations in reaching the tournament finals. On February 11, 2015, Little League International stripped the team of its title as United States champion because it had determined the team had used players from outside its area and manipulated district boundaries in order to field a stronger team. The organization was quick to add that the kids were blameless in this and should still be proud of their achievements, and that the faults were entirely the work of adults who should have known better.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Spencer Fordin: "Robinsons inspired by Chicago's LLWS run: Jackie Robinson West's U.S. title furthers goals of RBI program", mlb.com, August 24, 2014. [1]
  • Mike Oz: "Jackie Robinson West stripped of U.S. Little League title for cheating", Yahoo Sports.com, February 11, 2015. [2]