Little League World Series: Day 6 Recap

Photo Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball

Tuesday at the Little League World Series saw Mother Nature take over, postponing the New Jersey-Connecticut elimination game. Those two teams will face off this morning and will be followed by two winners’ bracket matchups, including a highly anticipated Texas-North Carolina game.

Tuesday’s Games (Elimination Games):
Australia 11, South Dakota 7, consolation
Mexico 8, Venezuela 0
New Jersey vs. Connecticut, ppd

Wednesday’s Games (Winner’s Bracket):
11 a.m. New Jersey vs. Connecticut (ESPN)
3 p.m. Canada vs. Japan (ESPN)
7:30 p.m. Texas vs. North Carolina (ESPN)

P Erick Vazquez (#27) high fives teammates after helping Mexico to another shutout. Photo Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball

International Player of the Day--Isaac Miranda, Mexico
Leading Mexico on the mound in its big win over Venezuela to keep its Little League World Series championship hopes alive was Isaac Miranda. On the hill for the second time in Williamsport, Isaac led the way wth 4.1 scoreless innings and six strikeouts. Coupled with Erick Vazquez’s 1.2 spotless frames, Mexico became the first team to pitch three consecutive shutouts in the Little League World Series since 2002. Mexico is back in action on Thursday.

BA Intern Conor Hynes contributed to this report