Michigan’s Little League All Stars Win World Series

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Williamsport, PA — August 29, 2021

Taylor, Michigan’s Little League All-Stars are World Series Champions. After eliminating Texas to set up a rematch with Hawaii, the only team to beat them in the tournament, they put together a defensive gem for a 2-1 win.

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MI 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1
HI 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0

 

Taylor put up two runs in the top of the 1st inning and that was all the pitching tandem of Cameron Thorning and Jakob Furkas needed. Hawaii could only manage a single run in the bottom of the 3rd inning as Michigan advanced to the Little League World Series Championship Game.

The team Michigan defeated in the final of the Great Lakes Regional, Hamilton-Ohio, defeated South Dakota to give them another shot at their neighbors to the north.

World Series Championship Game

Again, Michigan struck early scoring three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Ethan Van Belle took over on the mound for the Taylor boys and put together 4 strong innings. He gave up one run on five hits while striking out eight Ohio batters.

Michigan added two insurance runs in the bottom of the 5th and they almost needed them. Gavin Ulin came on in relief to pitch the final two innings. The top of the 6th inning was Ohio’s last chance and they got busy. With two men on and two outs, Ulin hit a batter to load the bases and bring the tying run to the plate. A walk pushed one run across before a fly ball to center field got the final out.

Michigan Wins the 2021 Little League World Series / Photo Credit Gene J. Puskar, AP
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OH 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 2
MI 3 0 0 0 2 X 5 8 0

 

Michigan vs Hawaii Box Score

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Lucas Farner 2 1 1 0 1 0
Gavin Ulin 3 0 0 0 0 2
Cameron Thorning 2 1 1 2 1 0
Jackson Surma 3 0 0 0 0 1
Jakob Furkas 3 0 0 0 0 0
Noah Boren 1 0 0 0 0 1
Jaxon Shufeldt 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ethan Van Belle 2 0 0 0 0 1
Max LaForest 2 0 0 0 0 0
Chauncey Adkins 1 0 0 0 0 1
Kale Harris 1 0 1 0 0 0
Totals 21 2 3 2 2 6
Batting

3B: Lucas Farner
HR: Cameron Thorning
TB: Lucas Farner 3, Cameron Thorning 4, Kale Harris
RBI: Cameron Thorning 2

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (52.17%)
Lucas Farner 2, Jakob Furkas 2, Jaxon Shufeldt, Gavin Ulin, Max LaForest, Jackson Surma 2, Cameron Thorning 2, Kale Harris

Team LOB: 3

Fielding

E: Jackson Surma

West A–Hawaii
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Zack Bagoyo 2 0 0 0 1 1
Chase Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 1
Kaikea Patoc-Young 2 0 1 1 0 0
Ryan Keanu 3 0 0 0 0 3
Kekoa Payanal 3 0 1 0 0 1
Micah Bennett 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cade Nakama 1 0 0 0 0 1
Eli Iopa 3 0 0 0 0 2
Pele Payanal 1 0 0 0 0 1
Patrick Murray 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chasen Uyetake 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kamau Passi 1 0 0 0 0 0
Coen Sardinha 1 0 0 0 0 1
Xane Soares 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 21 1 2 1 2 11
Batting

TB: Kekoa Payanal, Kaikea Patoc-Young
RBI: Kaikea Patoc-Young
ROE: Chasen Uyetake
HBP: Micah Bennett

Totals

Team QAB: 11 (45.83%)
Zack Bagoyo 2, Eli Iopa, Ryan Keanu, Cade Nakama, Kamau Passi, Kekoa Payanal, Pele Payanal, Xane Soares, Kaikea Patoc-Young, Chase Thompson

Team LOB: 5

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Cameron Thorning 3.1 53 .679 2 1 0 7 1 0
Jakob Furkas 2.2 40 .650 0 0 0 4 1 0
Totals 6.0 93 .667 2 1 0 11 2 0
Pitching

W: Jakob Furkas
HBP: Jakob Furkas
WP: Cameron Thorning
Pitches-Strikes: Jakob Furkas 40-26, Cameron Thorning 53-36
Groundouts-Flyouts: Jakob Furkas 2-2, Cameron Thorning 3-0
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Jakob Furkas 8-10, Cameron Thorning 10-14

West A–Hawaii
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Micah Bennett 3.0 51 .647 2 2 2 5 2 1
Kaikea Patoc-Young 3.0 37 .649 1 0 0 1 0 0
Cade Nakama 0.0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6.0 88 .648 3 2 2 6 2 1
Pitching

L: Micah Bennett
Pitches-Strikes: Micah Bennett 51-33, Cade Nakama 0-0, Kaikea Patoc-Young 37-24
Groundouts-Flyouts: Micah Bennett 3-1, Cade Nakama 0-0, Kaikea Patoc-Young 3-5
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Micah Bennett 8-13, Cade Nakama 0-0, Kaikea Patoc-Young 5-10

 

Ohio vs Michigan Box Score

Great Lakes B–Ohio
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Kaleb Harden 1 0 0 0 1 1
Cooper Oden 1 0 0 0 0 1
JJ Vogel 2 0 1 1 2 1
Chance Retherford 4 0 1 0 0 1
Noah Davidson 0 0 0 0 1 0
Gavin Saylor 2 0 2 0 0 0
Maddox Jones 2 0 0 0 1 0
Levi Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1
Gage Maggard 1 0 0 0 0 1
Brady Baumann 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chase Moak 2 2 1 0 0 1
Cooper Clay 2 0 1 1 0 1
Tyler Donges 0 0 0 0 1 0
Krew Brown 3 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 22 2 6 2 6 10
Batting

3B: Chase Moak
TB: Cooper Clay, Chance Retherford, JJ Vogel, Chase Moak 3, Gavin Saylor 2
RBI: Cooper Clay, JJ Vogel
HBP: Chase Moak, Kaleb Harden
GIDP: Maddox Jones
PIK: Chance Retherford

Totals

Team QAB: 17 (56.67%)
Noah Davidson, Cooper Clay 2, Brady Baumann, Chance Retherford 2, JJ Vogel 4, Chase Moak 2, Gavin Saylor 2, Kaleb Harden, Maddox Jones, Tyler Donges

Team LOB: 10

Fielding

E: Kaleb Harden, Gage Maggard
DP: Cooper Clay, Kaleb Harden, Gage Maggard

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Lucas Farner 3 1 1 0 0 1
Gavin Ulin 2 2 2 0 1 0
Cameron Thorning 3 1 1 0 0 0
Jackson Surma 3 1 2 4 0 0
Jakob Furkas 3 0 0 1 0 0
Noah Boren 1 0 0 0 0 1
Chauncey Adkins 2 0 1 0 0 0
Ethan Van Belle 2 0 1 0 0 0
Max LaForest 2 0 0 0 0 1
Jaxon Shufeldt 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kale Harris 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 23 5 8 5 1 3
Batting

TB: Lucas Farner, Ethan Van Belle, Gavin Ulin 2, Jackson Surma 2, Cameron Thorning, Chauncey Adkins
RBI: Jakob Furkas, Jackson Surma 4
ROE: Max LaForest
GIDP: Jaxon Shufeldt
SB: Cameron Thorning

Totals

Team QAB: 12 (50.00%)
Lucas Farner, Ethan Van Belle, Jakob Furkas, Gavin Ulin 2, Max LaForest 2, Jackson Surma 3, Cameron Thorning, Chauncey Adkins

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

DP: Lucas Farner, Ethan Van Belle, Max LaForest

Great Lakes B–Ohio
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Chance Retherford 2.0 29 .621 2 3 3 1 1 0
Kaleb Harden 3.0 57 .684 6 2 2 2 0 0
Totals 5.0 86 .663 8 5 5 3 1 0
Pitching

WP: Chance Retherford, Kaleb Harden
Pitches-Strikes: Chance Retherford 29-18, Kaleb Harden 57-39
Groundouts-Flyouts: Chance Retherford 4-0, Kaleb Harden 0-7
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Chance Retherford 6-9, Kaleb Harden 9-15

Great Lakes A–Michigan
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Ethan Van Belle 4.0 85 .576 5 1 1 8 3 0
Gavin Ulin 2.0 51 .490 1 1 1 2 3 0
Totals 6.0 136 .544 6 2 2 10 6 0
Pitching

W: Ethan Van Belle
SV: Gavin Ulin
HBP: Gavin Ulin 2
Pitches-Strikes: Ethan Van Belle 85-49, Gavin Ulin 51-25
Groundouts-Flyouts: Ethan Van Belle 0-3, Gavin Ulin 2-1
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Ethan Van Belle 13-19, Gavin Ulin 6-11

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