Viera-Suntree Little League Advances To U.S. Final In Little League World Series After 13-9 Win Over Michigan

By  //  August 15, 2019

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rematch with California set Friday in U.S Final at 6 p.m., winner will play in World Series Final Sunday

The Southeast Region, represented by the Viera Suntree Little league Juniors, on Monday defeated the host team from Michigan 13-9 during the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Michigan (Image by VSLL).

The Viera-Suntree Little League Junior All-Stars advanced to the U.S. Final at the Junior Little League World Series in Taylor, MI after a wild 13-9 come-from-behind win on Thursday over a team from Michigan.

Michigan trailed 5-3 going into the top of the sixth inning but plated six runs to take a 9-5 lead.

Down to their last six outs and trailing by four runs, Viera-Suntree responded in a big way, scoring eight runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 13-9 win.

Viera-Suntree now moves on to a rematch with Fullerton, CA in Friday’s U.S Final at 6 p.m. with the winner moving onto the Junior Little League World Series Final at noon on Sunday.

GAME RECAP: Southeast Claims Lead In Sixth Inning To Defeat Michigan

Southeast nabbed the lead late in the game in a 13-9 victory over Michigan on Thursday. Southeast was down 9-8 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Logan Keith homered on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.

Southeast earned the victory despite allowing Michigan to score six runs in the sixth inning. The offensive onslaught by Michigan was led by Connor FeliceDavid HolmesAndrew ThorningDalton Vance, and Cole Loftis, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Southeast got things started in the first inning when Luc Iten doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.

Lucas Glendinning got the win for Southeast. He went three innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out one and walking one. Brycen Weeks and Cole Smith entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Loftis took the loss for Michigan. He lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out one.

Aidan Steele started the game for Michigan. He allowed six hits and five runs over four innings, striking out three

Southeast launched two home runs on the day. Apollos Horrell went for the long ball in the sixth inning. Keith had a four bagger in the sixth inning.

Southeast racked up 12 hits. SmithItenKeith, and Luke McDonough all collected multiple hits for SoutheastMcDonoughKeithIten, and Smith each collected two hits to lead Southeast.

Michigan tallied 14 hits in the game. SteeleLoftisBlake Boike, and Thorning each collected multiple hits for Michigan. Michigan was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Vance made the most plays with six.

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