2014 Little League World Series

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2014 Little League World Series
DatesAugust 14–
August 24
Teams participating16
ChampionSouth Korea Seoul Little League
Seoul, South Korea
Runner-upUnited States Illinois Jackie Robinson West Little League
Chicago, Illinois
 
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2014 Little League World Series
DatesAugust 14–
August 24
Teams participating16
ChampionSouth Korea Seoul Little League
Seoul, South Korea
Runner-upUnited States Illinois Jackie Robinson West Little League
Chicago, Illinois

The 2014 Little League World Series, held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, started on August 14 and ended on August 24, 2014.[1] Eight teams from the United States, and eight from the rest of the world, competed in the 68th edition of the tournament. This was the first World Series to feature entire rosters of players born in the 21st century. ESPN again broadcast the games. This also marked the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball. All games took place at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium. Seoul Little League of Seoul, South Korea defeated Jackie Robinson West Little League of Chicago, Illinois 8–4 to win the championship.

Teams[edit]

United StatesInternational
Illinois Chicago, Illinois
Great Lakes Region
Jackie Robinson West
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region
Seoul
Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mid-Atlantic Region
Taney
Western Australia Perth, Western Australia
Australia Australia Region
Perth Metro North
South Dakota Rapid City, South Dakota
Midwest Region
Canyon Lake
British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada Canada Region
South Vancouver
Rhode Island Cumberland, Rhode Island
New England Region
Cumberland American
Puerto Rico Humacao, Puerto Rico
Caribbean Region
Miguel Luzunaris
Washington (state) Lynnwood, Washington
Northwest Region
Lynnwood Pacific
Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic
Europe and Africa Region
South Moravia
Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee
Southeast Region
South Nashville
Tokyo Tokyo
Japan Japan Region
Tokyo Kitasuna
Texas Pearland, Texas
Southwest Region
Pearland East
Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela
Latin America Region
Coquivacoa
Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada
West Region
Mountain Ridge
Nuevo León Guadalupe, Nuevo León
Mexico Mexico Region
Linda Vista

Results[edit]

The draw to determine the opening round pairings took place on June 11, 2014.[2]

United States bracket[edit]

 Round 1  Round 2  Round 3  U.S. Semifinal  U.S. Championship
                        
 Winner's Bracket
  Illinois Illinois (F/5)12 
  Washington (state) Washington2  
   1–0 Illinois Illinois2 
   1–0 Nevada Nevada (F/4)13  
  South Dakota South Dakota2     
  Nevada Nevada (F/5)12    
   2–0 Nevada Nevada8      
   2–0 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania1       
  Pennsylvania Pennsylvania4       
  Tennessee Tennessee0        
   1–0 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania7     
   1–0 Texas Texas6    
  Texas Texas6     
  Rhode Island Rhode Island4    3–0 Nevada Nevada5
   4–1 Illinois Illinois7
 Loser's Bracket   
 0–1 Washington (state) Washington7    
 0–1 South Dakota South Dakota5  1–1 Washington (state) Washington4    
  1–1 Texas Texas11     
   2–1 Texas Texas1    
 0–1 Tennessee Tennessee7    2–1 Illinois Illinois6  2–1 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania5  
 0–1 Rhode Island Rhode Island8  1–1 Rhode Island Rhode Island7    3–1 Illinois Illinois6 
  1–1 Illinois Illinois8 

International bracket[edit]

 Round 1  Round 2  Round 3  International Semifinal  International Championship
                        
 Winner's Bracket
  South Korea South Korea10 
  Czech Republic Czech Republic3  
   1–0 South Korea South Korea8 
   1–0 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico5  
  Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (F/4)16     
  Australia Australia3    
   2–0 South Korea South Korea4      
   2–0 Japan Japan2       
  Mexico Mexico4       
  Canada Canada3        
   1–0 Mexico Mexico5     
   1–0 Japan Japan9    
  Venezuela Venezuela0     
  Japan Japan1    3–0 South Korea South Korea12
   3–1 Japan Japan3
 Loser's Bracket   
 0–1 Czech Republic Czech Republic1    
 0–1 Australia Australia10  1–1 Mexico Mexico6    
  1–1 Australia Australia2     
   2–1 Mexico Mexico (F/5)11    
 0–1 Canada Canada0    2–1 Venezuela Venezuela1  2–1 Japan Japan (F/5)12  
 0–1 Venezuela Venezuela (F/5)10  1–1 Venezuela Venezuela2    3–1 Mexico Mexico1 
  1–1 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico1 

Crossover games[edit]

Teams that lose their first two games get to play a crossover game against a team from the other side of the bracket that also lost its first two games. These games are labeled Game A and Game B. Their purpose is to provide the teams who are already eliminated with the opportunity to play a third game.

Game A
  
August 18 – Lamade Stadium
 Czech Republic Czech Republic 3
 South Dakota South Dakota 5
Game B
  
August 19 – Lamade Stadium
 Canada Canada 9
 Tennessee Tennessee 12

Consolation game[edit]

The consolation game is played between the loser of the United States championship and the loser of the International championship.

Consolation game
  
August 24 – Lamade Stadium
 Japan Japan 5
 Nevada Nevada 0

World Championship[edit]

Little League World Championship
  
August 24 – Lamade Stadium
 South Korea South Korea 8
 Illinois Illinois 4
2014 Little League World Series Champions
South Korea
Seoul Little League
Seoul, South Korea

Mo'ne Davis[edit]

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pitcher Mo'ne Davis became a media sensation throughout the tournament, becoming the first American female to participate in the Little League World Series (LLWS) since 2004 and the first female to pitch a winning LLWS game. The 13-year-old Davis is the first ever Little Leaguer featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, as well as one of the youngest athletes to appear on the cover.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Dates Set for the Nine Little League World Series Tournaments". Littleleague.org. November 18, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Communications Division (June 11, 2013). "Schedule Set For the 2014 Little League Baseball® World Series". Little League. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Little League World Series star pitcher Mo'ne Davis makes cover of Sports Illustrated". ABC Inc., KTRK-TV Houston. 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 

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