Tag: Southwest Region

2019 Little League® World Series Champions Visit Nation’s Capital

Just months after their historic victories, members of the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship Eastbank Little League team from River Ridge, Louisiana, and the Little League Softball® World Series Championship Rowan Little League team from Salisbury, North Carolina, were given the unique opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., with a trip to the White House […]

World Championship Game Shows Inspired Aspirations Are More Important than the Outcome

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Curley Martha, the hero for Curacao against Japan in the International Championship, stepped up to the plate against Louisiana pitcher Egan Prather with his team trailing, 8-0. Prather began the at-bat having thrown 76 pitches on the afternoon. After […]

Louisiana’s Eastbank Little League Shuts Out Curacao to Win 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series

Eastbank (La.) Little League from River Ridge, Louisiana, was crowned the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series Champion Saturday afternoon at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa., on the strength of an 8-0 victory over Pabao (Curaçao) Little League. The team from the suburbs of New Orleans jumped out to an early 1-0 […]

The Edge of Success: Louisiana Excels late to Avoid Elimination, Capture United States Championship

By Will Desautelle After an offensive onslaught in which Louisiana scored all nine of its runs in the fifth and sixth innings, it seemed all but certain that they would clinch the state’s first-ever trip to the Little League Baseball® World Series Championship. But then Hawaii rattled off five runs in the bottom of the […]

Flurry of Late-Inning Runs Carries Eastbank Little League to 9-5 United States Championship Game Victory

Eastbank (La.) Little League survived a late-game rally by Central East Maui (Hi.) Little League to be crowned the Little League Baseball® World Series United States Champions on the strength of 9-5 victory. After four scoreless innings, the team from River Ridge, La., got things started in the fifth, puting five runs on the board. […]

Then There Were Four: A Closer Look at the U.S., International Championship Games

By Will Desautelle and Ethan Roy The 73rd Little League Baseball® World Series has its International and U.S. Championship games set. Pabao Little League, representing the Caribbean Region, will meet the Japan Region Champions, Chofu Little League for the right to face either Southwest Region winners Eastbank Little League from River Ridge, Louisiana, or West […]

An Historic Day at the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series

By Will Desautelle In case you missed it, the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series Final Four is set after Curacao defeated South Korea, 5-3; and Louisiana extended its win streak to four games with a 10-0 thrashing of Virginia. Curacao will take on Japan in the International Championship, while Louisiana will look to turn […]

Southwest Powers Past Southeast Into United States Championship, 10-0

Eastbank (La.) Little League’s Marshall Louque was brilliant on the mound, no hitting Loudoun South (Va.) Little League in an impressive 10-0 triumph for the Southwest Region in the United States semifinal at Howard J. Lamade Stadium. After a scoreless first two innings, Louisiana struck first, scoring one run in the bottom of the third. […]

Southwest Takes Victory Over Mid-Atlantic, 4-1

Eastbank (La.) Little League eliminated Elmora (Elizabeth, N.J.) Youth Little League from title contention and claimed spot in the United States Semifinal of the Little League Baseball® World Series, with a 4-1 victory on Wednesday. The team from River Ridge, Louisiana, struck in the first inning, when an error allowed the first run of the […]

Southwest Shuts Out Midwest in Four Innings, 10-0

Eastbank (La.) Little League defeated Coon Rapids (Minn.) Little League, 10-0, as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout, leading Louisiana to their second Little League Baseball® World Series victory. The Southwest Region Champions got its offense going in the first inning, with the team tallying three runs to take an early lead. In the […]