2012 Little League World Series

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2012 Little League World Series
Little League World Series official logo 2012.png
DatesAugust 16–August 26
Teams participating16
ChampionTokyo Kitasuna Little League
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Runner-upGoodlettsville Baseball Little League
United States Tennessee Goodlettsville, Tennessee
← 2011
2013 →

The 2012 Little League World Series started in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on August 16 and ended on August 26. Eight teams from the United States and eight from throughout the world competed in the 66th edition of this tournament. Tokyo Kitasuna Little League of Tokyo, Japan, defeated Goodlettsville Baseball Little League of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 12–2 in the World Championship game. For the country of Japan, it was the eighth LLWS championship overall, and the second in three years. This was the last World Series to feature players born in the 1900s.

Teams[edit]

United States International
Indiana New Castle, Indiana
Great Lakes Region
New Castle Little League
Chinese Taipei Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei
Asia-Pacific Region
Kuei-Shan Little League
New Jersey Parsippany, New Jersey
Mid-Atlantic Region
Par-Troy East Little League
British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada Canada Region
Hastings Community Little League
Nebraska Kearney, Nebraska
Midwest Region
Kearney Little League
Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao
Caribbean Region
Pariba Little League
Connecticut Fairfield, Connecticut
New England Region
Fairfield American Little League
Germany Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Europe Region
KMC American Little League
Oregon Gresham, Oregon
Northwest Region
Gresham National Little League
Tokyo Tokyo
Japan Japan Region
Tokyo Kitasuna Little League
Tennessee Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Southeast Region
Goodlettsville Baseball Little League
Panama Aguadulce, Panama
Latin America Region
Aguadulce Cabezera Little League
Texas San Antonio, Texas
Southwest Region
McAllister Park National Little League
Tamaulipas Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Mexico Mexico Region
Oriente Little League
California Petaluma, California
West Region
Petaluma National Little League
Uganda Lugazi, Uganda
Middle East-Africa Region
Lugazi Little League

Results[edit]

The drawing to determine the opening round pairings, as well as the unveiling of the schedule, took place on June 14, 2012.[1]

United States bracket[edit]

 
August 16 – Game 2
 
 
Indiana Indiana4
 
August 19 – Game 15
 
Oregon Oregon0
 
 Indiana3
 
August 16 – Game 4
 
 Texas13
 
New Jersey New Jersey2
 
August 22 – Game 24
 
Texas Texas5
 
 Texas3
 
August 17 – Game 6
 
 Tennessee4
 
California California6
 
August 19 – Game 14
 
Connecticut Connecticut4
 
 California6
 
August 17 – Game 8
 
 Tennessee9
 
Nebraska Nebraska1
 
 
Tennessee Tennessee12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
August 25 – U.S. championship (F/7)
 
 
 Tennessee24
 
August 18 – Game 10
 
 California16
 
 Oregon4
 
August 20 – Game 18 (F/8)
 
 New Jersey10
 
 California5
 
 
 New Jersey4
 
 
August 21 – Game 22
 
 
 California5
 
August 18 – Game 12 (F/5)
 
 Connecticut0
 
 Connecticut12
 
August 20 – Game 20
 
 Nebraska0
 
 Indiana0
 
 
 Connecticut4
 
 
August 24 – Game 26 (F/5)
 
 
 Texas1
 
 
 California11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

International bracket[edit]

 
August 16 – Game 1
 
 
Japan Japan7
 
August 19 – Game 16 (F/9)
 
Curaçao Curaçao0
 
 Japan2
 
August 16 – Game 3 (F/4)
 
 Chinese Taipei0
 
Germany Germany1
 
August 22 – Game 23
 
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei14
 
 Japan4
 
August 17 – Game 5
 
 Panama1
 
Mexico Mexico9
 
August 19 – Game 13
 
Canada Canada13
 
 Canada3
 
August 17 – Game 7
 
 Panama8
 
Panama Panama9
 
 
Uganda Uganda3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
August 25 – International championship
 
 
 Japan10
 
August 18 – Game 9 (F/4)
 
 Panama2
 
 Curaçao14
 
August 20 – Game 17
 
 Germany2
 
 Canada3
 
 
 Curaçao4
 
 
August 21 – Game 21
 
 
 Curaçao2
 
August 18 – Game 11 (F/4)
 
 Mexico6
 
 Mexico12
 
August 20 – Game 19
 
 Uganda0
 
 Chinese Taipei3
 
 
 Mexico4
 
 
August 23 – Game 25
 
 
 Panama2
 
 
 Mexico1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crossover games[edit]

Teams that lose their first two games get to play a crossover game against a team from the other side of the bracket that also lost its first two games. These games are labeled Game A and Game B.

 
Game A
 
  
 
August 20 – Lamade Stadium (F/4)
 
 
United States Nebraska Nebraska17
 
 
Germany Germany1
 
 
Game B
 
  
 
August 21 – Lamade Stadium
 
 
United States Oregon Oregon2
 
 
Uganda Uganda3
 

Consolation game[edit]

The consolation game is played between the loser of the United States championship and the loser of the International championship.

 
Consolation game
 
  
 
August 26 – Lamade Stadium
 
 
Panama Panama4
 
 
United States California California12
 

World Championship[edit]

 
Little League World Championship
 
  
 
August 26 – Lamade Stadium (F/5)
 
 
United States Tennessee Tennessee2
 
 
Japan Japan12
 

Champions path[edit]

The Tokyo Kitasuna LL reached the LLWS by winning all 8 of their Tokyo and national tournament games.[2] In total, they went undefeated with a 13–0 record.

Round Opposition Result
All-Tokyo Tournament
Winner's Bracket Round Tokyo Jōhoku LL 11–0
Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals Chōfu LL 10–5
Winner's Bracket Semifinals Koganei LL 10–1
Winner's Bracket Final Musashi Fuchū LL 7–2
Japan Regional
Opening Round Ueda Miyami LL 8–2
Quarterfinals Iwakitaira LL 10–0 (4 inn.)
Semifinals Funabashi LL 14–4 (4 inn.)
Japan Championship Matsusaka LL 11–0 (4 inn.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Communications Division (June 14, 2012). "66th Little League Baseball World Series Schedule Announced". Little League. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Japan Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013.

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