SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Louisiana claimed its first Tiny League World Series title on Sunday, as Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs and pitcher Egan Prather threw a two-hit shutout to handbook a team from River Ridge past Curacao 8-0.
Prather shut down a highly efficient Curacao lineup, throwing 88 pitches over six innings. His performance within the championship capped off a stable tournament on the mound whereby he picked up two victories and struck out 19 batters in 14⅓ innings.
The offensive leap forward came within the fifth inning for Louisiana because the membership representing the Southwest situation scored four runs on four hits to utilize administration. Reece Roussel smacked an RBI double that was once adopted by Louque’s RBI single, his third hit of the day.
Curacao threatened within the tip of the third, loading the bases with one out. However a engaging floor ball to Louque at third adverse resulted in a forceout on the plate, and some pitches later, Jurdrick Profar, the youngest brother of Oakland A’s infielder Jurickson Profar, was once thrown out looking to compile on a wild pitch.
With Louisiana’s victory, U.S. groups possess obtained abet-to-abet Tiny League crowns for the predominant time since 2009, when a team from Chula Vista, California, capped off a trot of five straight championships for the United States.
This year, the team from suburban New Orleans fought its reach abet in the course of the losers bracket after losing its first game to Hawai’i. Louisiana obtained six games in eight days, changing into the predominant team to take hang of the LLWS after shedding its first game for the reason that tournament expanded in 2001.