Viera-Suntree Little League Advances To U.S. Final In Little League World Series After 13-9 Win Over Michigan
By Space Coast Daily // August 15, 2019
rematch with California set Friday in U.S Final at 6 p.m., winner will play in World Series Final Sunday
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 Felice, David Holmes, Andrew Thorning, Dalton Vance, and Cole Loftis, who each had RBIs in the inning.
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.
Michigan tallied 14 hits in the game. Steele, Loftis, Blake 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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