2011 Little League World Series
|2011 Little League World Series|
|Dates||August 18–August 28|
|Champion||Ocean View Little League
Huntington Beach, California
|Runner-up||Hamamatsu Minami Little League
Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan
The 2011Little League World Series took place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, between August 18 and 28. 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.
Teams [ edit ]
- Due to complicated relations with the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China—commonly known as Taiwan—is recognized by the name Chinese Taipei by a majority of international organizations, including Little League Baseball. For more information, see Cross-Strait relations. LLWS records and news accounts may use Republic of China, Taiwan, or Chinese Taipei to refer to the same entity.
- 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. Keystone's game on August 19 against the North Oldham Little League set an attendance record for Howard J. Lamade Stadium, at 41,848. The record stood until it was broken during the 2015 event.
Results [ edit ]
United States bracket [ edit ]
|August 18 – Game 2|
|August 21 – Game 14|
|August 18 – Game 4|
|August 24 – Game 24 (F/7)|
|August 19 – Game 6|
|August 21 – Game 15 (F/4)|
|August 19 – Game 7|
|August 27 – U.S. championship|
|August 20 – Game 10|
|August 22 – Game 18 (F/9)|
|August 23 – Game 22|
|August 20 – Game 12|
|August 22 – Game 20 (F/4)|
|August 25 – Game 26|
International bracket [ edit ]
|August 18 – Game 1|
|August 21 – Game 13 (F/7)|
|August 18 – Game 3 (F/4)|
|August 24 – Game 23 (F/9)|
|August 19 – Game 5|
|August 21 – Game 16|
|August 19 – Game 8|
|August 27 – International championship|
|August 20 – Game 9 (F/4)|
|August 22 – Game 17|
|August 23 – Game 21|
|August 20 – Game 11|
|August 22 – Game 19|
|August 25 – Game 25|
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.
|August 22 – Lamade Stadium|
|August 23 – Lamade Stadium|
World Championship [ edit ]
|Little League World Championship|
|August 28 – Lamade Stadium|
|2011 Little League World Series Champions|
Ocean View Little League
Huntington Beach, California
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. Reportedly, the visas were denied because some players provided false information, specifically related to their ages. The runner-up, Saudi Arabia, was invited to the Little League World Series in their spot.
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), and Billings Big Sky LL (from Montana).
|Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals||Costa Mesa National LL||6-0|
|Winner's Bracket Semifinals||Costa Mesa American LL||19-0|
|Winner's Bracket Final||Huntington Valley LL||7-1|
|District 62 Championship||Huntington Valley LL||13-3|
|Game 1||Aliso Viejo LL||5–4|
|Game 2||Rancho Mission Viejo LL||2–1|
|Game 3||Rancho Mission Viejo LL||5–6 (8 inn.)|
|Section 10 Championship||Rancho Mission Viejo LL||3–1|
|South California Divisional|
|Winner's Bracket Semifinals||Fontana Community LL||13-2 (4 inn.)|
|Winner's Bracket Finals||Canyon Springs LL||5–1|
|South Sub-Divisional Championship||Park View LL||5–4|
|South Championship||Encino LL||12–1 (4 inn.)|
|South Championship||Encino LL||11–1|
|Group Stage||Red Bluff LL||10–2|
|Group Stage||Central East Maui LL||3–0|
|Group Stage||Rio Rico LL||10–0 (4 inn.)|
|Group Stage||Silverado LL||11–3|
|West Region Championship||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 ]
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- 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.
- "Russell Athletic Renews Agreement with Little League Baseball and Softball". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- "Little League Baseball and Softball Extends Partnership with New Era Cap". Archived from the original on 2011-09-18. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- "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.
- "Central Pa. team shut down by Kentucky". The Philadelphia Inquirer. AP. August 20, 2011. p. E05. Retrieved August 21, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
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- 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.
- "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
- Zinser, Lynn (July 29, 2011). "No Little League World Series for Ugandan Team". The New York Times. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
- 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.
- "Southern California Divisional Tournament". Unpage.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- "West Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.