2008 Little League World Series

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2008 Little League World Series
Dates August 15–
August 24
Teams participating 16
Champion Waipio Little League
United StatesHawaii Waipi`o, Hawaii
Runner-up Matamoros Little League
Mexico Matamoros, Mexico

The 2008 Little League World Series, was held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It began on August 15 and ended August 24. Eight teams from the United States and eight from throughout the world competed to decide the winner of the 62nd installment of the Little League World Series. In the championship game, the United States champions from Waipi`o, Hawaii defeated the international champions from Matamoros, Mexico.

Groups[edit]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Maryland Hagerstown, MD
Mid-Atlantic Region
Hagerstown Federal
Connecticut Shelton, CT
New England Region
Shelton National
Curaçao Curaçao
Caribbean Region
Pabao
Saudi Arabia Dhahran
MEA Region
Arabian American
Washington (state) Mill Creek, WA
Northwest Region
Mill Creek
Hawaii Waipi`o, HI
West Region
Waipio
Mexico Matamoros
Mexico Region
Matamoros
Japan Tokyo Tokyo
Japan Region
Edogawa Minami
Louisiana Lake Charles, LA
Southwest Region
South Lake Charles
Florida Tampa, FL
Southeast Region
Citrus Park
Italy Emilia
Europe Region
Emilia
Canada Surrey, BC
Canada Region
White Rock-South Surrey
Indiana Jeffersonville, IN
Great Lakes Region
Jefferson/GRC American
South Dakota Rapid City, SD
Midwest Region
Canyon Lake
Guam Yona, Guam
Asia-Pacific Region
Southern
Venezuela Maracaibo
Latin America Region
Coquivacoa

Results[edit]

Pool play[edit]

The top two teams in each pool move on to their respective semifinals. The winners of each will meet on August 24 to play for the Little League World Championship. Teams marked in green qualified to the knockout stage, while teams marked in red were eliminated.

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. In the event of a three-way tie for first place, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio is ranked first and advances. Second place is determined by the head-to-head result of the other two teams. If the three-way tie is for 2nd place, the runs-per-defensive-inning ratio rule is used. The team with the lowest run ratio advances, the other two teams are eliminated.

 United States[edit]

Pool A
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Louisiana Southwest 2–1 7 0.412
2 Washington (state) Northwest 2–1 12 0.706
3 Maryland Mid-Atlantic 2–1 21 1.235
4 Indiana Great Lakes 0–3 15 1.285
  • Southwest wins pool based on defensive run ratio. Northwest is the runner-up based on win against Mid-Atlantic.
Pool B
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Hawaii West 3–0 7 0.389
2 Florida Southeast 2–1 12 0.750
3 Connecticut New England 1–2 15 0.833
4 South Dakota Midwest 0–3 25 1.667

All times US EDT.

Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 15
B South Dakota Midwest 0 Florida Southeast 10 (F/4) 2:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
B Connecticut New England 1 Hawaii West 3 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 16
A Indiana Great Lakes 2 Maryland Mid-Atlantic 3 10:00 am (Volunteer Stadium)
B South Dakota Midwest 4 Connecticut New England 9 3:30 pm (Lamade Stadium)
A Washington (state) Northwest 1 Louisiana Southwest 5 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 17
A Indiana Great Lakes 0 Louisiana Southwest 9 3:30 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Florida Southeast 2 Hawaii West 10 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 18
A Washington (state) Northwest 15 Maryland Mid-Atlantic 5 Noon (Lamade Stadium)
B South Dakota Midwest 4 Hawaii West 6 3:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Florida Southeast 8 (F/7) Connecticut New England 2 6:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 19
A Indiana Great Lakes 2 Washington (state) Northwest 3 (F/7) 2:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
A Louisiana Southwest 4 Maryland Mid-Atlantic 6 8:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)

International[edit]

Pool C
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Mexico Mexico 3–0 2 0.133
2 Curaçao Caribbean 2–1 7 0.438
3 Guam Asia-Pacific 1–2 19 1.425
4 Italy Europe 0–3 33 2.828
Pool D
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Japan Japan 3–0 7 0.368
2 Venezuela Latin America 2–1 6 0.316
3 Canada Canada 1–2 22 1.222
4 Saudi Arabia MEA 0–3 24 1.412

All times US EDT.

Pool Away Score Home Score Time (Venue)
August 15
D Venezuela Latin America 8 Canada Canada 1 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 16
C Mexico Mexico 6 Curaçao Caribbean 2 11:00 am (Lamade Stadium)
C Italy Europe 6 Guam Asia-Pacific 7 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
D Japan Japan 5 Saudi Arabia MEA 0 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 17
C Italy Europe 0 Mexico Mexico 12 (F/4) Noon (Lamade Stadium)
D Japan Japan 9 Canada Canada 3 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
D Venezuela Latin America 12 Saudi Arabia MEA 0 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 18
C Guam Asia-Pacific 0 Mexico Mexico 10 1:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
C Curaçao Caribbean 14 Italy Europe 1 4:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 19
D Venezuela Latin America 4 Japan Japan 5 (F/7) Noon (Lamade Stadium)
D Saudi Arabia MEA 5 Canada Canada 7 4:00 pm (Lamade Stadium)
C Curaçao Caribbean 3 Guam Asia-Pacific 0 6:00 pm (Volunteer Stadium)

Elimination round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
August 20 – 4:00 pm - Lamade        
 Japan Japan  11
August 23 – 12:30 pm - Lamade
 Curaçao Caribbean  4  
 Japan Japan  4
August 21 – 4:00 pm - Lamade
   Mexico Mexico  5  
 Mexico Mexico  5
August 24 – 3:30 pm - Lamade
 Venezuela Latin America  2  
 Mexico Mexico  3
August 20 – 8:00 pm - Lamade
   Hawaii West  12
 Hawaii West  9
August 24 – 3:30 pm - Lamade
 Washington (state) Northwest  4  
 Hawaii West  7 Third place
August 21 – 8:00pm - Lamade
   Louisiana Southwest  5  
 Louisiana Southwest  6  Japan Japan  4
 Florida Southeast  1    Louisiana Southwest  3
August 24 – 12:00 pm - Volunteer
2008 Little League World Series Champions
United States Hawaii
Waipio Little League
Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi

Champions Path[edit]

According to the information provided at Unpage.com, the Waipio LL won 5 matches and lost 1 match to reach the LLWS. In total record was 16–2, their only losses coming against Central East Maui LL (from Hawaii),[1] and Paseo Verde LL (from Nevada).[2]

Round Opposition Result
Hawaii State Tournament
Winner's Bracket Semifinals Hawaii Central East Maui LL 3–4
Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals Hawaii Kailua LL 5–0
Elimination Bracket Semifinals Hawaii West Oahu LL 8–2
Elimination Bracket Finals Hawaii Central East Maui LL 6–3
Championship Hawaii Kaimuki LL 3–2
Championship Hawaii Kaimuki LL 4–3
West Regional
Group Stage California Pleasanton American 2–1
Group Stage Arizona Arrowhead LL 5–1
Group Stage Utah Cedar American 12–2 (6 inn.)
Group Stage Nevada Paseo Verde LL 1–4
Semifinals California Pleasanton American 8–0
West Region Championship Nevada Paseo Verde LL 4–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawaii State Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "West Region Tournament". Unpage.com. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 

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