Michigan Little League Suffers Loss at World Series, But They Are Not Done

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Williamsport, PA — August 26, 2021

In their third appearance in the 2021 Little League World Series, the All-Stars from Taylor, Michigan ran into a hot pitcher. Ryan Keanu threw a one-hitter for his Hawaii squad and gave the Michigan kids their first loss of the tournament 2-0. Hawaii advances in the winner’s bracket to the championship game of the Hank Aaron bracket where they will face the winner of the Michigan vs Texas loser’s bracket matchup.

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
HI 1 1 0 0 0 X 2 4 0

 

Taylor will have to get past the Texas Little Leaguers that gave them the closest matchup of the tournament to date. Michigan’s 6-5 win on Monday forced Texas to post wins over New Jersey 2-1 and Nebraska 10-0 with the threat of elimination looming.

Thursday’s game will advance one team to face Hawaii, where they will play for the right to move to the Championship Game of the Little League World Series. The other club will be packing their bags and heading home.

Michigan vs Hawaii Highlights

Michigan vs Texas

In the rematch, Michigan showed their superior firepower as they scored 15 runs on 14 hits to eliminate Texas by the score of 15-6. Three runs in the bottom of the first got the Taylor kids off and running. They followed up with eight more in the bottom of the third and Texas was facing elimination by the 10-run rule.

A six-run comeback in the top of the fourth, by the guys, and one gal from the Lone Star State, kept them alive. Michigan scored four insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to seal the win.

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
TX 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 5 4
MI 3 0 8 0 4 X 15 14 1

 

The victory sends Michigan back to face Hawaii again in the bracket final on Saturday, the 28th at 3:30 pm.

Michigan vs Texas Highlights

Michigan vs Hawai Box Score

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Lucas Farner 3 0 0 0 0 0
Gavin Ulin 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Thorning 2 0 0 0 0 1
Jackson Surma 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jakob Furkas 2 0 0 0 0 0
Noah Boren 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chauncey Adkins 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ethan Van Belle 2 0 0 0 0 1
Max LaForest 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jaxon Shufeldt 1 0 0 0 0 1
Kale Harris 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 19 0 1 0 0 3
Batting

TB: Chauncey Adkins
FC: Ethan Van Belle

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (42.11%)
Ethan Van Belle, Gavin Ulin 2, Max LaForest 2, Jackson Surma, Cameron Thorning, Chauncey Adkins

Team LOB: 1

Fielding

E: Jakob Furkas

West A–Hawaii
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Kekoa Payanal 2 0 0 0 0 1
Xane Soares 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kaikea Patoc-Young 2 1 1 0 0 1
Micah Bennett 1 0 0 0 0 1
Chase Thompson 3 0 0 0 0 2
Ryan Keanu 2 0 0 0 1 1
Pele Payanal 2 0 0 0 0 1
Eli Iopa 2 1 1 0 0 0
Coen Sardinha 1 0 0 0 0 1
Patrick Murray 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chasen Uyetake 1 0 1 0 0 0
Kamau Passi 1 0 0 0 0 1
Zack Bagoyo 1 0 1 0 0 0
Cade Nakama 1 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 20 2 4 0 1 10
Batting

2B: Kaikea Patoc-Young
TB: Zack Bagoyo, Eli Iopa, Chasen Uyetake, Kaikea Patoc-Young 2
HBP: Xane Soares

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (36.36%)
Micah Bennett, Eli Iopa, Ryan Keanu, Patrick Murray, Pele Payanal, Chasen Uyetake, Kaikea Patoc-Young, Chase Thompson

Team LOB: 5

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Ethan Van Belle 2.0 37 .703 4 2 1 4 1 0
Jakob Furkas 1.2 22 .591 0 0 0 1 0 0
Cameron Thorning 1.1 24 .625 0 0 0 5 0 0
Totals 5.0 83 .651 4 2 1 10 1 0
Pitching

L: Ethan Van Belle
HBP: Cameron Thorning
WP: Ethan Van Belle 2, Cameron Thorning
Pitches-Strikes: Ethan Van Belle 37-26, Jakob Furkas 22-13, Cameron Thorning 24-15
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ethan Van Belle 1-1, Jakob Furkas 3-1, Cameron Thorning 0-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ethan Van Belle 10-11, Jakob Furkas 1-5, Cameron Thorning 3-6

West A–Hawaii
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Ryan Keanu 6.0 60 .717 1 0 0 3 0 0
Totals 6.0 60 .717 1 0 0 3 0 0
Pitching

W: Ryan Keanu
Pitches-Strikes: Ryan Keanu 60-43
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ryan Keanu 6-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ryan Keanu 12-19

 

Michigan vs Texas Box Score

Southwest B–Texas
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Cason Parrish 3 1 1 2 0 0
Dylan Regala 3 0 0 0 0 1
Carter Nelson 3 1 1 0 0 0
Jaxon Wristen 2 0 0 0 0 1
Brody Martin 1 1 1 0 0 0
Landry Pate 3 0 0 0 0 1
Ella Bruning 0 0 0 0 0 0
Major De Los Santos 1 1 1 1 0 0
Dillon Bruning 1 0 0 0 0 1
Myles McCarty 2 1 0 0 1 0
Stetson Newman 2 1 1 1 0 0
Carson Martin 1 0 0 0 0 1
Colton Skiles 2 0 0 1 0 0
Totals 24 6 5 5 1 5
Batting

3B: Cason Parrish
TB: Cason Parrish 3, Carter Nelson, Stetson Newman, Brody Martin, Major De Los Santos
RBI: Cason Parrish 2, Stetson Newman, Major De Los Santos, Colton Skiles
ROE: Cason Parrish
HBP: Ella Bruning

Totals

Team QAB: 8 (30.77%)
Cason Parrish, Dillon Bruning, Myles McCarty, Carter Nelson, Stetson Newman, Major De Los Santos, Jaxon Wristen, Dylan Regala

Team LOB: 2

Fielding

E: Myles McCarty 3, Carter Nelson

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Lucas Farner 4 2 1 1 0 0
Gavin Ulin 3 1 1 1 0 1
Cameron Thorning 3 3 2 2 1 1
Jackson Surma 4 2 3 3 0 0
Jakob Furkas 3 2 3 1 1 0
Noah Boren 2 0 1 2 0 0
Jaxon Shufeldt 1 1 1 2 0 0
Ethan Van Belle 4 1 1 0 0 0
Max LaForest 3 0 0 0 0 0
Chauncey Adkins 1 2 0 0 1 0
Kale Harris 1 1 1 1 0 0
Totals 29 15 14 13 3 2
Batting

2B: Lucas Farner, Noah Boren, Jackson Surma 3, Cameron Thorning
HR: Cameron Thorning
TB: Lucas Farner 2, Ethan Van Belle, Jakob Furkas 3, Jaxon Shufeldt, Gavin Ulin, Noah Boren 2, Jackson Surma 6, Cameron Thorning 6, Kale Harris
RBI: Lucas Farner, Jakob Furkas, Jaxon Shufeldt 2, Gavin Ulin, Noah Boren 2, Jackson Surma 3, Cameron Thorning 2, Kale Harris
SF: Jaxon Shufeldt, Gavin Ulin
ROE: Lucas Farner, Chauncey Adkins
SB: Jaxon Shufeldt

Totals

Team QAB: 22 (64.71%)
Lucas Farner, Ethan Van Belle, Jakob Furkas 4, Jaxon Shufeldt 2, Gavin Ulin 4, Max LaForest, Noah Boren, Jackson Surma 3, Cameron Thorning 3, Chauncey Adkins, Kale Harris

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Jackson Surma

Southwest B–Texas
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Landry Pate 2.0 65 .585 8 8 8 2 2 0
Myles McCarty 3.0 58 .707 6 7 3 0 1 1
Totals 5.0 123 .642 14 15 11 2 3 1
Pitching

L: Landry Pate
WP: Landry Pate 2, Myles McCarty
Pitches-Strikes: Landry Pate 65-38, Myles McCarty 58-41
Groundouts-Flyouts: Landry Pate 3-1, Myles McCarty 1-8
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Landry Pate 6-16, Myles McCarty 11-18

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Jakob Furkas 3.0 35 .657 2 2 2 0 0 0
Max LaForest 1.0 26 .654 3 4 4 1 1 0
Jackson Surma 2.0 28 .714 0 0 0 4 0 0
Totals 6.0 89 .674 5 6 6 5 1 0
Pitching

W: Jackson Surma
SV: Max LaForest
HBP: Jakob Furkas
WP: Max LaForest
Pitches-Strikes: Jakob Furkas 35-23, Max LaForest 26-17, Jackson Surma 28-20
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jakob Furkas 3-6, Max LaForest 2-0, Jackson Surma 0-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jakob Furkas 8-13, Max LaForest 5-7, Jackson Surma 3-6

Key
  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks