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Little League World Series 2019

River Ridge, Louisiana, celebrates a win over Curacao

River Ridge, Louisiana, celebrates a win over Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday. Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

Scenes from Williamsport, Pa., during the 2019 Little League World Series.

River Ridge, Louisiana's Alton Shorts, River Ridge, Louisiana's
Credit: AP/Tom E. Puskar

River Ridge, Louisiana's Alton Shorts, River Ridge, Louisiana's Stan Wiltz, Ryder Planchard and Derek DeLatte carry the championship banner around the stadium as they celebrate the 8-0 win against Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday.

River Ridge, Louisiana, celebrates a win over Curacao
Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

River Ridge, Louisiana, celebrates a win over Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday.

River Ridge, Louisiana's Peyton Spadoni (6) celebrates a
Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

River Ridge, Louisiana's Peyton Spadoni (6) celebrates a 8-0 win over Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday.

Elizabeth, New Jersey's Sal Garcia (6) scores as
Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

Elizabeth, New Jersey's Sal Garcia (6) scores as the throw gets past Barrington, Rhode Island catcher Christopher Promades during the sixth inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday. New Jersey won 2-0.

Barrington, Rhode Island's centerfielder Alex Anderson makes a
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Barrington, Rhode Island's centerfielder Alex Anderson makes a diving attempt on a base hit by Elizabeth, New Jersey's Justin Labrador during the second inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday.

Barrington, R.I.'s Miles Fontaine is hit by a
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Barrington, R.I.'s Miles Fontaine is hit by a pitch from Elizabeth, N.J.'s Derek Escobar during the fourth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.

Venezuela's Eduar Pinto (3) crouches as he bats
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Venezuela's Eduar Pinto (3) crouches as he bats against Curacao during the fourth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday. He drew a walk on the at bat.

South Riding, Virginia's Brady Yates (15) hits a
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South Riding, Virginia's Brady Yates (15) hits a two-run home run off Barrington, R.I.'s Alex Anderson during the fifth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Virginia won 3-0.

British Columbia pitcher Piero Leon-Carney makes a sliding
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British Columbia pitcher Piero Leon-Carney makes a sliding catch on the third base line on a ball hit by Italy's Giovanni Gregorini during the fourth inning of a Little League World Series baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. British Columbia won 10-0.

River Ridge, Louisiana's Ryan Darrah, center, is congratulated
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River Ridge, Louisiana's Ryan Darrah, center, is congratulated by teammates for his winning hit against Coon Rapids, Minnesota during the fourth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

Curacao's Curley Martha (12) tags out South Korea's
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Curacao's Curley Martha (12) tags out South Korea's Gibson Jung (35) on a pick off play as Zion Pardo (1) backs up the play in the second inning an International pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. South Korea won the game 4-0.

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez signs autographs in the
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez signs autographs in the stands of Volunteer Stadium while sitting with members of the team from Italy before at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.

Curacao centerfielder I-Zion Mogen can't come up with
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Curacao centerfielder I-Zion Mogen can't come up with a catch on a double hit by Canada's Timmy Piasentin during the first inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Curacao won 8-1.

Venezuela's pitcher Jonathan Rangel (8) celebrates after the
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Venezuela's pitcher Jonathan Rangel (8) celebrates after the final out against Mexico during a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Venezuela won the game 8-7.

River Ridge, Louisiana's Gavin Berry (15) scores before
Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

River Ridge, Louisiana's Gavin Berry (15) scores before Coon Rapids, Minnesota, catcher Jameson Kuznia, left, can make the tag with Brett Buettner covering on a wild pitch during the fourth inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

Australia's Lucas Gallardo celebrates hitting a double as
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Australia's Lucas Gallardo celebrates hitting a double as Bowling Green, Kentucky's Luke Idlett covers the base during the third inning at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 19, 2019.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Archer tips his cap to
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Chris Archer tips his cap to the team from Japan during warmups for their game against Mexico in an International pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.

Curacao's Nathan Castillo (3) celebrates as he stands
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Curacao's Nathan Castillo (3) celebrates as he stands on second in front of Canada's Kainoah Brankovic (15) after driving in a run with a double off starting pitcher Timmy Piasentin in the first inning of an elimination game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Curacao won 8-1.

Coon Rapids, Minnesota's Dylan Bloom (8) scores past
Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

Coon Rapids, Minnesota's Dylan Bloom (8) scores past Bowling Green, Kentucky's catcher Sol Guyer (6) who stretches for the relay throw during the second inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

Venezuela's shortstop Jonathan Rangel (8) makes a diving
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Venezuela's shortstop Jonathan Rangel (8) makes a diving stop on a ball hit by Australia's Lucas Gallardo but was unable to make the throw to get him out in third inning of an elimination baseball game in International pool play baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Venezuela won 2-0.

Coon Rapids, Minnesota's Maddy Freking delivers during the
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Coon Rapids, Minnesota's Maddy Freking delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against South Riding, Virginia at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Virginia won 11-0.

River Ridge, Louisiana's Conner Perrot celebrates as he
Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

River Ridge, Louisiana's Conner Perrot celebrates as he stands on second base after driving in two runs with a double off Coon Rapids, Minnesota's Carson Trim in the fourth inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

Australia's catcher Lucas Gallardo catches a pop up
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Australia's catcher Lucas Gallardo catches a pop up down the first base line hit by Bowling Green, Kentucky's Chaze Huff during the third inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.

Hawaii's Nicholas Nashawa drives in two runs with
Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar

Hawaii's Nicholas Nashawa drives in two runs with a double off Elizabeth, New Jersey's Sal Garcia during the third inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. The rain forced a postponement of the game in the fifth inning and is to be completed Monday at 1:00 p.m.

Mexico's Angel Castillo (18) celebrates on his way
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Mexico's Angel Castillo (18) celebrates on his way back to the dugout after scoring against Venezuela during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Venezuela won the game 8-7.

Venezuela's Deivis Ordonez (5) uses his unique batting
Credit: AP/Tom E. Puskar

Venezuela's Deivis Ordonez (5) uses his unique batting stance as he bats during the third inning while Mexico's catcher Angel Reyna looks to the dugout in a game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Venezuela won the game 8-7.

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