1997 Little League World Series

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1997 Little League World Series
Dates August 18–
August 23
Teams participating 8
Champion Mexico Linda Vista Little League
Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico
Runner-up United StatesCalifornia South Mission Viejo Little League
Mission Viejo, California

The 1997 Little League World Series took place between August 18 and August 23 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Linda Vista Little League of Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico,[1] defeated South Mission Viejo Little League of Mission Viejo, California, in the championship game of the 51st Little League World Series. Mexico made a dramatic come-from-behind win by staging a 4-run rally in the bottom of sixth inning capped by a single by Pablo Torres.

Qualification[edit]

United States International
Indiana Dyer, IN
Central
Dyer
CanadaBritish Columbia Surrey, BC
Canada
Whalley
Pennsylvania Pottsville, PA
East
Railway Park
Saudi Arabia Dhahran
Europe
Arabian American
Florida Bradenton, FL
South
Manatee G.T. Bray East
JapanFlag of Yokohama, Kanagawa.svg Yokohama
Far East
Seya
California Mission Viejo, CA
West
South Mission Viejo
MexicoFlag of Nuevo Leon.svg Guadalupe, Nuevo León
Latin America
Linda Vista

Pool play[edit]

United States
Region Record
West 3-0
South 2-1
East 1-2
Central 0-3
International
Region Record
Latin America 3-0
Far East 2-1
Europe 1-2
Canada 0-3

August 18

Europe 0-3 Latin America
East 1-0 Central
Far East 5-1 Canada
West 10-6 South

August 19

Europe 5-0 Canada
West 9-0 Central
Latin America 12-0
(4 innings)
Far East
South 5-0
(8 innings)
East

August 20

Latin America 3-0 Canada
Central 2-8 South
Far East 2-1 Europe
East 0-3 West

Elimination round[edit]

Semi-finals Final
21 August
 Japan Yokohama, Japan 0  
 Mexico Guadalupe, Nuevo León 1  
 
23 August
     Mexico Guadalupe, Nuevo León 5
   United StatesCalifornia Mission Viejo, California 4
21 August (5 innings)
 California Mission Viejo, California 12
 Florida Bradenton, Florida 1  
1997 Little League World Series Champions
México
Linda Vista Little League
Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

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