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.
Heads up to anyone heading to a watch party in Chicago, some storms are moving in. Updates at Chicago Weather Center
And the starting lineup announcements have begun…
Scoring update: Bottom on the 1st: Las Vegas 3, Chicago 0
Scoring update: 3-3 at the end of the 1st.
Scoring update: Jackie Robinson West leads 7-5 going in to 6th and final inning
Jackie Robinson West has won the U.S. finals of the 2014 Little League World series