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2010 Little League World Series: Japan crowned champs!

by on Aug.26, 2010 @ 2:48 am, under International

The 2010 Little League Worlds Series got underway in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on August 20th.

The 12 teams involved in the tournament:

United States

Pool A

Mid Atlantic (Toms River National LL)
West (Waipio LL)
Southeast (Columbus Northern LL)
Great Lakes (West Side LL)

Pool B

New England (Fairfield American LL)
Midwest (Plymouth / New Hope LL)
Southwest (Pearland White LL)
Northwest (Auburn LL)

International

Pool C

Caribbean (Jose M Rodriguez LL)
Japan (Edogawa Minami LL)
Mexico (Oriente Little League)
Europe (KMC American LL)

Pool D

MEA (Arabian American LL)
Latin America (Chitre LL)
Canada (Little Mountain LL)
Asia-Pacific (Fu-Hsing LL)

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Game on the 20th:

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 8 1
Mexico 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 0

Box score - Game Story

Game on the 22nd:

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Japan 3 4 0 0 0 0 7 4 0
Caribbean 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 3

Box score - Game Story

Game on the 24th:

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Japan 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 6 0
Mexico 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1

Box score - Game Story

Japan finished with 3-0 record and will playing the Pool D winner in the International Championship game on the 28th.

The winner of that game will go on to play in the World Series Championship Game on the the 29th.

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Japan will play Asia Pacific on the 28th at the International Championship game.

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Game on the 28th:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Asia Pacific 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
Japan 1 0 0 0 0 1 1x 3 5 1

Box score - Game Story

Japan will now play the West at the World Series on August 29th.

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Game on the 29th:

1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Japan 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 2
West 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0

Box score - Game Story

Japan wins the 2010 Little League World Series!

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The team returned to Japan yesterday (8/31) and was greeted by about 70 people (families of the players) and banners congratulating them for their WS victory.

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