Little League World Series: Team Canada eliminated


The dream run is over for Vancouver’s Little Mountain Little Leaguers, who were beaten 4-2 despite a desperate rally in the sixth inning on Tuesday and were eliminated from the title fight by a well-placed team from Willemstad, Curacao.

Canada, who had previously defeated North Brisbane (Australia) 7-0 and Takarazuka (Japan) 6-0 at the 75th Little League World Series, then looked cold at bat in a 10-0 loss to Matamoros (Mexico). will. The Vancouver side had just five stray goals against Curacao.

Lucas Weisser, the starting pitcher for Canada, worked 3.2 innings and had three strikeouts. Unfortunately, he gave up six walks, allowing Curacao to post some early runs. In fact, Curacao only had five hits in the entire game, but scored twice in the first inning and kept the bases loaded. They scored two more runs in the third and then let their pitchers and defense steer them home to victory.

Canada had chances to make runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings but failed to hit in time, leaving five baserunners stranded.

Curacao plays Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, on Wednesday. Curaçao started their tournament by beating Nicaragua 2-0, but then lost 9-3 to Panama and bounced back with a thrilling 1-0 win over Italy.

BASELINES: Reangelo Decaster was the winning pitcher. The right-hander lasted four innings, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out six. Oshondrickson Doran and Davey-Jay Rijke came out of the bullpen and helped close the game with relief. Davey-Jay recorded the last three outs to earn the save. Lucas Weisser had two of Canada’s five goals.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 23, 2022.