Game 9
Great Lakes
10 vs.
Southeast 2

Saturday, August 18, 2007
8:00PM ET


GREAT LAKES DEFEATS SOUTHEAST IN GAME NINE OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (August 18, 2007)… A crowd of 19,000 people turned out for game nine of the 2007 Little League World Series. This was the second game for both the Great Lakes team and the Southeast team and neither was showing any signs of tiring after a long week of practices, games and excitement.

Great Lakes pitcher Tyler Richards scored the first point of the game by stealing second base and then sliding into home. Southeast first baseman, Micah Wells answered Great Lakes’ challenge by hitting one over the fences for a home run. After a uneventful second inning, Great Lakes catcher, Brandon Green, scored on a home run and short stop T.J Nichting made the score 4-2. “We worked hard as a team tonight,” stated Tim Nichting, manager for Great Lakes. “Kenny [Coomer, Coach] and I try to make sure we give these kids what they need. They stepped up after a tough loss yesterday and we’re really proud of the.”

Michael Flannery and T.J Nichting scored for Great Lakes in the beginning of the fourth inning extending their lead to 6-2. T.J. Nichting, Tyler Richards, Kyle Cotcamp, and Brandon Green all scored to make the final score 10-2.

The next game for the Great Lakes team will be on Monday, August 20 at 3:00 p.m. against Northwest in Little League Volunteer Stadium. Southeast’s next game will be against New England at 6:00 p.m. at Little League Volunteer Stadium on Monday, August 20.

ESPN will have an on-site set in Williamsport throughout the Little League World Series, serving as a host position during game coverage and in providing content for studio programming. Erin Andrews and Karl Ravech will share hosting responsibilities with ESPN analysts, reporters and guests. Baseball Tonight will originate from Williamsport Tuesday, Aug. 21 through Thursday, Aug. 23. ESPN studio shows will also include a Little League World Series Web Gems Special, recapping the best defensive plays throughout the tournament, Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. Immediately following the show, ESPN will present a one-hour Little League World Series Preview Show presented by Subway at 2:30 p.m., leading in the championship on ABC

For more information on the 2007 Little League Baseball World Series, including a full schedule of events, log onto: www.littleleague.org.

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