California has made it to 24 LLBWS title games, winning seven times, both the most of any state. Its last championship came in 2011 when Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach defeated Japan, 2-1.
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#14 Brody Brooks has been called by California Manager Danny Boehle “the best leadoff hitter in the tournament.” The numbers back that up.
Brooks has 11 runs scored in this tournament, two shy of tying the Little League World Series record, set by Hsieh Chin-Hsiung of Chinese Taipei in 1996.
#14 Brody Brooks and #19 Louis Lappe are a combined 19-30 at the plate.
Curacao Fun Facts
Curacao is looking to win its second LLBWS title and first since 2004. That title was won by Pabao LL. Pabao LL could be the ninth little league to win multiple LLBWS titles.
If #10 Jay-Dlynn Wiel pitches in this game, it would give him six appearances this year. That would set the record for the most appearances in a single LLBWS all-time.
With Pabao LL back in the title game, this is the ninth time a little league has reached back-to-back LLBWS title games. Pabao LL is the only little league to do so multiple times, reaching the title game in 2004 and 2005.
Curacao has scored 11 runs this year, the fewest by any team entering the LLBWS Championship since 2001 expansion. Going back to 1976 when the U.S. and International Championships were first played, the fewest runs scored by an eventual champion are 14 by Washington in 1982.
Most Little League Baseball WS Titles by Single Little League
Tokyo Kitasuna LL 4
Seoul LL 3
Honolulu LL 2
Tai Ping LL 2
Long Beach LL 2
Taipei LL 2
Monterrey Industrial LL 2
Musashi Fuchu LL 2
>>Pabao LL: won 2004 LLBWS
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