Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pearland’s Little League World Series ends with loss to Chicago, Illinois

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Mike Stockman
Staff Correspondent
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA (August 19, 2014) Pearland’s season ended in a 6-1 loss to the team from Chicago, Illinois in the 2014 Little League World Series at Howard J. Lamade Stadium on Tuesday, August 19.

Joshua Gabino hit an RBI double in the 3rd for Southwest’s only score.

Walter Maeker III was the losing pitcher with six strike outs in 3.6 innings.

Less than two months have passed since little leaguers from around the world set on a global quest for being the best. Pearland, Texas represented the Southwest in United States by winning regionals with a 5-0 record. They were one of eight teams to represent thousands of teams in the United States.

In the Little League World Series, there are eight teams that form the United States Bracket and eight teams selected internationally to form the International Bracket. Pearland was one of the top teams in the world and the performance during the four games is proof.

In the four games played, Pearland used eight pitchers: Brandon Silwinski, Bryce Laird, Clayton Broeder, Jonathan Newman, Landon Donley, Matthew Adams, and Walter Maeker III - who combined for a total of 30 strike outs in just over 22 innings pitched.

Throughout the series, there was one double play recorded by Pearland which involved Laird, Layne Roblyer, and Adams.

Three home runs were hit in four games. Roblyer hit two for a total of five RBIs and Cole Smajstria hit the third for a series total of four RBIs.

Michael Groover and Presley Smith had two RBIs while Laird, Hunter Dopslauf, Gabino, and Adams record one RBI each.

Christian Terranova, Broeder, Smajstria scored 4 runs each during the series, Roblyer scored three times, and Silwinski, Laird, Adams, and Groover each scored twice.

Walter Maeker III scored once in five times at bat.

Southwest finished the Little League World Series with a record of 2 – 2.

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