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2011 Little League World Series

2011 Little League World Series
Little League World Series official logo 2011.png
Dates August 18–August 28
Teams participating 16
Champion Ocean View Little League

Huntington Beach, California
Runner-up Hamamatsu Minami Little League

Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan
← 2010 Little League World Series 2012 →

The 2011Little League World Series took place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, between August 18 and 28.[1] Eight teams from the United States and eight from throughout the world competed in the 65th edition of this tournament. Ocean View Little League of Huntington Beach, California, defeated Hamamatsu Minami Little League of Hamamatsu City, Japan, 2–1 in the World Championship game. Nick Pratto hit an RBI single to clinch the title for Ocean View.

Tournament changes [ edit ]

On June 16, 2011, Little League announced that it was modifying the double-elimination format that was first used in the previous year's tournament. The format of four pools consisting of four teams in each pool, a format that had been used since the tournament expanded to 16 teams in 2001, was eliminated. Instead, the eight teams from the United States were placed into one bracket, and the eight International teams into another bracket. The tournament remained double-elimination until the United States and International championship games, where it became single-elimination.[2]

Little League International renewed deals with uniform suppliers Russell Athletic and New Era Caps. As part of the deal, regions had new color schemes this year.[3][4]

Teams [ edit ]

United States International
KentuckyLa Grange, Kentucky

Great Lakes Region

North Oldham Little League
Chinese TaipeiKaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei

Asia-Pacific Region

Ching-Tang Little League
PennsylvaniaClinton County, Pennsylvania

Mid-Atlantic Region

Keystone Little League
British ColumbiaLangley, British Columbia

CanadaCanada Region

Langley Little League
South DakotaRapid City, South Dakota

Midwest Region

Harney Little League
ArubaOranjestad, Aruba

Caribbean Region

Aruba North Little League
Rhode IslandCumberland, Rhode Island

New England Region

Cumberland American Little League
NetherlandsRotterdam, Netherlands

Europe Region

Rotterdam Little League
MontanaBillings, Montana

Northwest Region

Big Sky Little League
Shizuoka PrefectureHamamatsu City, Shizuoka

JapanJapan Region

Hamamatsu Minami Little League
Georgia (U.S. state)Warner Robins, Georgia

Southeast Region

Warner Robins American Little League
VenezuelaMaracay, Venezuela

Latin America Region

Gran Maracay Little League
LouisianaLafayette, Louisiana

Southwest Region

Lafayette Little League
Baja CaliforniaMexicali, Baja California

MexicoMexico Region

Seguro Social Little League
CaliforniaHuntington Beach, California

West Region

Ocean View Little League
Saudi ArabiaDhahran, Saudi Arabia[a]

Middle East-Africa Region

Arabian American Little League
  • Of the 16 teams, 11 made their first LLWS appearance. Most notable among these was the Keystone Little League, based less than 30 miles (48 km) from Little League headquarters. The last LLWS to feature a team from the immediate Williamsport area was the 1969 edition.[5] Keystone's game on August 19 against the North Oldham Little League set an attendance record for Howard J. Lamade Stadium, at 41,848.[6] The record stood until it was broken during the 2015 event.

Results [ edit ]

United States bracket [ edit ]

 
August 18 – Game 2
 
 
Montana Montana 6
 
August 21 – Game 14
 
South Dakota South Dakota 4
 
 Montana 3
 
August 18 – Game 4
 
 Louisiana 1
 
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 0
 
August 24 – Game 24 (F/7)
 
Louisiana Louisiana 2
 
 Montana 1
 
August 19 – Game 6
 
 California 0
 
Rhode Island Rhode Island 0
 
August 21 – Game 15 (F/4)
 
California California 11
 
 California 10
 
August 19 – Game 7
 
 Kentucky 0
 
Kentucky Kentucky 1
 
 
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
August 27 – U.S. championship
 
 
 Montana 2
 
August 20 – Game 10
 
 California 11
 
 South Dakota 3
 
August 22 – Game 18 (F/9)
 
 Georgia 6
 
 Kentucky 5
 
 
 Georgia 8
 
 
August 23 – Game 22
 
 
 Georgia 5
 
August 20 – Game 12
 
 Pennsylvania 7
 
 Rhode Island 0
 
August 22 – Game 20 (F/4)
 
 Pennsylvania 2
 
 Pennsylvania 10
 
 
 Louisiana 0
 
 
August 25 – Game 26
 
 
 California 2
 
 
 Pennsylvania 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

International bracket [ edit ]

 
August 18 – Game 1
 
 
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 0
 
August 21 – Game 13 (F/7)
 
Mexico Mexico 3
 
 Mexico 3
 
August 18 – Game 3 (F/4)
 
 Japan 2
 
Aruba Aruba 1
 
August 24 – Game 23 (F/9)
 
Japan Japan 12
 
 Mexico 2
 
August 19 – Game 5
 
 Venezuela 1
 
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 5
 
August 21 – Game 16
 
Canada Canada 6
 
 Canada 0
 
August 19 – Game 8
 
 Venezuela 8
 
Netherlands Netherlands 1
 
 
Venezuela Venezuela 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
August 27 – International championship
 
 
 Mexico 2
 
August 20 – Game 9 (F/4)
 
 Japan 5
 
 Chinese Taipei 20
 
August 22 – Game 17
 
 Aruba 3
 
 Canada 5
 
 
 Chinese Taipei 3
 
 
August 23 – Game 21
 
 
 Canada 0
 
August 20 – Game 11
 
 Japan 4
 
 Saudi Arabia 4
 
August 22 – Game 19
 
 Netherlands 2
 
 Japan 13
 
 
 Saudi Arabia 4
 
 
August 25 – Game 25
 
 
 Venezuela 6
 
 
 Japan 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crossover games [ edit ]

Teams that lost their first two games got to play a crossover game against a team from the other side of the bracket that also lost its first two games. These games were labeled Game A and Game B.

 
Game A
 
   
 
August 22 – Lamade Stadium
 
 
Aruba Aruba 5
 
 
South Dakota South Dakota 0
 
 
Game B
 
   
 
August 23 – Lamade Stadium
 
 
Netherlands Netherlands 7
 
 
Rhode Island Rhode Island 8
 

World Championship [ edit ]

 
Little League World Championship
 
   
 
August 28 – Lamade Stadium
 
 
California California 2
 
 
Japan Japan 1
 
2011 Little League World Series Champions
United States California

Ocean View Little League

Huntington Beach, California

The consolation game was cancelled due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Irene.[7]

Middle East-Africa qualification [ edit ]

Kampala, Uganda defeated Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in the Middle East-Africa Region Final but the Ugandan team was denied visas by the State Department.[8] Reportedly, the visas were denied because some players provided false information, specifically related to their ages.[9][10] The runner-up, Saudi Arabia, was invited to the Little League World Series in their spot.[11]

Champions Path [ edit ]

The Ocean View Little League won 20 games and lost 1 game to reach the Little League World Series. Overall, their record was 25–2. Their two losses came against Rancho Mission Viejo LL (from California),[12] and Billings Big Sky LL (from Montana).[13]

Round Opposition Result
District 62
Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals California Costa Mesa National LL 6-0
Winner's Bracket Semifinals California Costa Mesa American LL 19-0
Winner's Bracket Final California Huntington Valley LL 7-1
District 62 Championship California Huntington Valley LL 13-3
Section 10
Game 1 California Aliso Viejo LL 5–4
Game 2 California Rancho Mission Viejo LL 2–1
Game 3 California Rancho Mission Viejo LL 5–6 (8 inn.)
Section 10 Championship California Rancho Mission Viejo LL 3–1
South California Divisional
Winner's Bracket Semifinals California Fontana Community LL 13-2 (4 inn.)
Winner's Bracket Finals California Canyon Springs LL 5–1
South Sub-Divisional Championship California Park View LL 5–4
South Championship California Encino LL 12–1 (4 inn.)
South Championship California Encino LL 11–1
West Regional
Group Stage California Red Bluff LL 10–2
Group Stage Hawaii Central East Maui LL 3–0
Group Stage Arizona Rio Rico LL 10–0 (4 inn.)
Group Stage Nevada Silverado LL 11–3
Semifinals Utah Washington LL 5–0
West Region Championship California Red Bluff LL 2–1

Notes [ edit ]

  • a Qualified via invitation by Little League.

Nick Pratto (Kansas City Royals) and Hagen Danner ( Toronto BLue Jays) 2011 LLWS Champions's Huntinton Beach CA Both 1st round Draft choices in MLB Baseball

Jake Fromm (Warner-Robins, Georgia (2011 LLWS) University of Georgia Starting Quarterback ( played in NCAA championship game 2018 )

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Communications Division (November 12, 2010). "Dates and Sites for 2011 Little League World Series Tournaments Announced". Littleleagueonline.org. Archived from the original on March 5, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Communications Division (June 16, 2011). "2011 Little League Baseball World Series Schedule Announced". Little League. Archived from the original on June 20, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Russell Athletic Renews Agreement with Little League Baseball and Softball". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
  4. ^ "Little League Baseball and Softball Extends Partnership with New Era Cap". Archived from the original on 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
  5. ^ "Keystone Little League Earns Berth in Little League Baseball World Series as Mid-Atlantic Region Champion" (Press release). Little League Baseball. August 15, 2011. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "Central Pa. team shut down by Kentucky". The Philadelphia Inquirer. AP. August 20, 2011. p. E05. Retrieved August 21, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Communications Division (August 26, 2011). "Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game Moved Up to Noon on Sunday". Little League. Retrieved August 27, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Communications Division (July 22, 2011). "Visa Applications Denied for Little League Team from Uganda". Little League. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  9. ^ "Uganda investigating age of youth baseball team denied US visas for Little League". Associated Press. The Washington Post. July 30, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011. Dead link as of August 15, 2011
  10. ^ Zinser, Lynn (July 29, 2011). "No Little League World Series for Ugandan Team". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  11. ^ Communications Division. "Arabian-American Little League of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to Receive Berth in Little League Baseball World Series". Little League. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  12. ^ "Southern California Divisional Tournament". Unpage.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  13. ^ "West Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.

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