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2014 Little League World Series

 

2014 Little League World Series

2014 Little League World Series
Dates August 14–
August 24
Teams participating 16
Champion Seoul Little League
Seoul, South Korea
Runner-up Mountain Ridge Little League
Las Vegas, Nevada

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. On February 11, 2015, Jackie Robinson West's wins were vacated after it was found that the team used ineligible players from outside of the Chicago area. Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas, Nevada was named the US champion due to the vacating of Jackie Robinson West's wins. Therefore, all of Jackie Robinson West's results are now officially recorded as 0–6 losses (forfeit).

Teams

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

Results

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

United States bracket

  Round 1     Round 2     Round 3     U.S. Semifinal     U.S. Championship
                                               
  Winner's Bracket
    Illinois (F/5) 12  
    Washington 2    
      1–0   Illinois 2  
      1–0   Nevada (F/4) 13    
    South Dakota 2          
    Nevada (F/5) 12        
      2–0   Nevada 8            
      2–0   Pennsylvania 1              
    Pennsylvania 4              
    Tennessee 0                
      1–0   Pennsylvania 7          
      1–0   Texas 6        
    Texas 6          
    Rhode Island 4         3–0   Nevada 5
      4–1   Illinois 7
  Loser's Bracket      
  0–1   Washington 7        
  0–1   South Dakota 5     1–1   Washington 4        
    1–1   Texas 11          
      2–1   Texas 1        
  0–1   Tennessee 7         2–1   Illinois 6     2–1   Pennsylvania 5    
  0–1   Rhode Island 8     1–1   Rhode Island 7         3–1   Illinois 6  
    1–1   Illinois 8  

International bracket

  Round 1     Round 2     Round 3     International Semifinal     International Championship
                                               
  Winner's Bracket
    South Korea 10  
    Czech Republic 3    
      1–0   South Korea 8  
      1–0   Puerto Rico 5    
    Puerto Rico (F/4) 16          
    Australia 3        
      2–0   South Korea 4            
      2–0   Japan 2              
    Mexico 4              
    Canada 3                
      1–0   Mexico 5          
      1–0   Japan 9        
    Venezuela 0          
    Japan 1         3–0   South Korea 12
      3–1   Japan 3
  Loser's Bracket      
  0–1   Czech Republic 1        
  0–1   Australia 10     1–1   Mexico 6        
    1–1   Australia 2          
      2–1   Mexico (F/5) 11        
  0–1   Canada 0         2–1   Venezuela 1     2–1   Japan (F/5) 12    
  0–1   Venezuela (F/5) 10     1–1   Venezuela 2         3–1   Mexico 1  
    1–1   Puerto Rico 1  

Crossover games

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  3
  South Dakota  5
Game B
   
August 19 – Lamade Stadium
  Canada  9
  Tennessee  12

Consolation game

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  5
  Nevada  0

World Championship

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

Mo'ne Davis

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]

Jackie Robinson West

Chicago Little League Team Jackie Robinson West also made headlines in the tournament for being the first all-African American team to compete in the tournament in several decades. Hailing from the Washington Heights neighborhood, the team made it all the way to the World Championship before ultimately falling to a team from South Korea.

However, on February 11, 2015, the team was stripped of its US titles and all of its wins after having been revealed to have used ineligible players. The US title was retroactively awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League of Las Vegas. The Great Lakes title was also stripped from Jackie Robinson West, and given to the team they beat in the championship, New Albany, Indiana.[4]

References

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External links

  • Official website
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