Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. finals in World Series

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West wins U.S finals in Little League World Series.

In the bottom of the first inning, JRW was down 3 to nothing against Nevada when Trey Hondras sends one over the right field wall for a 2 run homer.

Josh Houston pitched three straight score-less innings… allowing the team to take the lead.

Fast forward to the bottom of the fifth inning, the score is tied at 5, Brandon Green hits a grounder to third which is enough to score the go ahead run.

In the top of the 6th, Nevada was threatening, Ed Howard gets a ground ball back to the mound and the boys from the South side turn a game ending double play, winning them the title of U.S. champs!

The team will face South Korea for championship Sunday.

Two more watch parties are scheduled today for the world champion title game against South Korea.

The first is at the KROC center on west 119th street and South Loomis.   The other will be outside the Chicago Theater at State and Lake streets.

The game starts at 2 o’clock this afternoon.

Follow updates from Marcus Leshock who is in Williamsport at the game and Erik Runge and Courtney Gousman who are in Chicago at local celebrations.

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Heads up to anyone heading to a watch party in Chicago, some storms are moving in.  Updates at Chicago Weather Center

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And the starting lineup announcements have begun…

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Scoring update:  Bottom on the 1st: Las Vegas 3, Chicago 0

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We're ready at the Kroc Center! Go Jackie Robinson West! #LLWS #USChampionship #watchparty

A photo posted by Courtney Gousman (@newzgirl) on

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Scoring update:  3-3 at the end of the 1st.

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Crowd on State Street in Chicago huddles under the marquee of the Chicago Theater to watch the game

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Scoring update: Jackie Robinson West leads 7-5 going in to 6th and final inning

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Jackie Robinson West has won the U.S. finals of the 2014 Little League World series

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12 comments

  • DC123

    Our “Future” World Series Champion Chicago Cubs! – Sign them up now! Chat! J-R-W!, J-R-W!, J-R-W! Northside in da house! – Lakeview!

  • Mae62

    Why are all of these little league boys balling their eyes out on the mound and during play ? Who are the parents teaching these players that this is inappropriate behavior ……….. Texas player who was sobbing on the mound, Houston who plays for Chicago sobbing during yesterday’s game on the mound, Kyryszick and Holligan who play for Vegas also joining in the sob-fest yesterday ……… What is going on and why are the parents and coaches allowing this to happen on the field ?????? The parents and coaches should let the players know that a. If they cannot handle winning and losing appropriately on the field and b. if they are going to use poor sportsmanship skills on the field they will be removed from the game ! Crying on the field is being a poor sport and the crying was out of control throughout the 2014 Little League World Series. Maybe these boys need to learn some lessons from Mo’ne Davis who did not shed a tear and used her inner strength to win and lose graciously ! Thank you Ms. Davis for setting a great example for the boys who should be taught better and know better that crying on a field will only hurt your chances of winning, is being a poor sport and affects the whole team !

    • Nancy

      DID YOUR MOM EVERY WIPE ANY TEARS FROM YOUR EYES FOR ANYTHING,AND HAD TO ENCOURAGE YOU,I WAS ONE OF THE YOUTH LEADERS IN THE 80’S ON JR AS A MOM HAD TO ENCOURAGE OUR TEAM WAS THE ‘ANGELS’,THEY ARE LEARNING IN WINNING AND LOSING,OLD FOLKS STILL NEED HELP IN THAT!,WOMAN THEY ARE KIDS!

      • Mae62

        No, I was taught by my coaches and parents not to sweat the small stuff in life like a little league game ! I was also taught the importance of being a gracious winner and loser !

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