Live updates: Maui takes on Louisiana in Little League World Series U.S. Championship Game

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END OF GAME:

  • Louisiana defeats Central East Maui, 9-5.

BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH INNING:

  • Do you believe in miracles? Hawaii has scored five runs to make a game of this – 9-5 for Louisiana.

TOP OF THE SIXTH INNING:

  • Louisiana is not letting up, adding four more runs to go up 9-0. Last chance for Hawaii to pull off a comeback in the bottom of the sixth inning.

BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH INNING:

  • Hawaii got two runners in scoring position but couldn’t bring them home. Louisiana goes into the sixth up 5-0.

TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING:

  • Hawaii records the third out but not before Louisiana puts up five runs heading into the bottom of the frame.

TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING:

  • A double from Louisiana’s Ryder Planchard drives home Jeffrey Curtis from second to open up the scoring, going up 1-0. Louisiana then loads up the bases with one out, allowing Marshall Louque to drive home two runs on an RBI-double to go up 3-0.
  • The scoring has opened up in the fifth as New Orleans now leads 5-0 in the fifth.

BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH INNING:

  • No runs, not hits, no dice for Hawaii in the bottom of the fourth inning as the game remains 0-0. Louisiana up to bat next at the top of the fifth.

TOP OF THE FOURTH INNING:

  • A leadoff double for Louisiana proved futile as Maui kept its cool and recorded three-straight outs to close out the top of the frame. Hawaii up to bat next with the game tied 0-0.

BOTTOM OF THE THIRD INNING:

  • The defensive battle continues as Hawaii leaves two runners on base in the third. Louisiana close out the inning looking to open up the scoring in the fourth.

TOP OF THE THIRD INNING:

  • Three batters up, three batters down as Maui forces three quick outs to enter the halfway mark of the game, barring extra innings. Hawaii and Louisiana are tied 0-0.

BOTTOM OF THE SECOND INNING:

  • Make that 1-2-3 inning for Louisiana as New Orleans stifles Maui’s bats in the second inning. It’s a defensive battle as we enter the third inning, still tied at 0-0.

TOP OF THE SECOND INNING:

  • He’s out! Louisiana gets caught at third base trying to run home. After review, the runner is out and Hawaii closes out the top of the frame with another stellar defensive effort. Game remains tied at 0-0.

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING:

  • What a tag from Louisiana’s Egan Prather! The play of the game is made at the plate as Prather makes the tag to close out the inning, saving a run i nthe process. Top of the second inning up next with the game tied 0-0.

TOP OF THE FIRST INNING:

  • A nice play from Hawaii’s Bransyn Hong closes out the top of the first with the game tied at 0-0. Louisiana recorded one hit but couldn’t do much with it. Maui up to bat next for the first time.

TOP OF THE FIRST INNING:

  • With player introductions out of the way, it’s time to play ball! First pitch coming up next.

PREGAME:

Central East Maui looks to represent the United States in the Little League World Series U.S. Championship Game today against Louisiana.

The winner will move onto Sunday’s World Series title game to play Curacao.

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