2013 Little League World Series
|2013 Little League World Series|
|Dates||August 22–August 25|
|Champion|| Musashi-Fuchū Little League|
|Runner-up|| Eastlake Little League|
Chula Vista, California
The 2013 Little League World Series was held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, from August 15 until August 25. Eight teams from the United States and eight from throughout the world competed in the 67th edition of this tournament. The Musashi-Fuchū Little League of Tokyo, Japan, defeated the Eastlake Little League of Chula Vista, California, 6–4 in the championship game. For the country of Japan, this was their ninth LLWS championship overall, second consecutive, and the third in four years. This was the last World Series to feature players born in the 20th century.
It was announced on August 29, 2012 that three of the eight international regions had been realigned. The results of the realignment included Australia having its own region, meaning that the national champion of that country would be given a berth into the Little League World Series. Also, teams from Middle Eastern countries (except Israel and Turkey) would compete to qualify with teams in the Asia-Pacific Region to form the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. Teams from Africa would compete to qualify with teams from Europe to form the Europe and Africa region.
- Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, due to complicated relations with People's Republic of China, is recognized by the name Chinese Taipei by majority of international organizations including Little League Baseball (LLB). For more information, please see Cross-Strait relations.
The drawing to determine the opening round pairings took place on June 13, 2013.
United States bracket
|August 15 – Game 2|
|August 18 – Game 14 (F/4)|
|August 15 – Game 4 (F/7)|
|August 21 – Game 24 (F/9)|
|August 16 – Game 6|
|August 18 – Game 16|
|August 16 – Game 8|
|August 24 – U.S. championship|
|August 17 – Game 10|
|August 19 – Game 18|
|August 20 – Game 22|
|August 17 – Game 12|
|August 19 – Game 20 (F/4)|
|August 23 – Game 26 (F/9)|
|August 15 – Game 1|
|August 18 – Game 13 (F/4)|
|August 15 – Game 3 (F/4)|
|August 21 – Game 23|
|August 16 – Game 5|
|August 18 – Game 15|
|August 16 – Game 7|
|August 24 – International championship|
|August 17 – Game 9|
|August 19 – Game 17|
|August 20 – Game 21|
|August 17 – Game 11|
|August 19 – Game 19 (F/4)|
|August 22 – Game 25 (F/7)|
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.
|August 19 – Lamade Stadium|
|August 20 – Lamade Stadium|
The consolation game is played between the loser of the United States championship and the loser of the International championship.
|August 25 – Lamade Stadium|
|Little League World Championship|
|August 25 – Lamade Stadium|
|2013 Little League World Series Champions|
Musashi-Fuchū Little League
Home Run Count
|Chad Knight||3||New England|
|Harry Azadian||2||New England|
|Matt Brown||2||New England|
|Ricky Offenberg||2||New England|
|Juan Crisp||1||Latin America|
|Daniel Fernandez||1||Latin America|
|Tatin Llamas||1||New England|
|Armando Lopez||1||Latin America|
|Thomas Maxey||1||Great Lakes|
|Antonio Moceri||1||Great Lakes|
|Max Popken||1||New England|
|Alex Reiner||1||New England|
|Edgardo Rosales||1||Latin America|
|Jean Mar Sanchez||1||Latin America|
|Matt Stone||1||New England|
|Jack Vyletel||1||Great Lakes|
Grant Holman of the Eastlake Little League (Chula Vista, CA) tossed a no-hitter in the sixth game of the tournament against Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
The Musashi Fuchū LL reached the LLWS by winning all eight of their Tokyo and national tournament games. In total, they went undefeated with a 13–0 record.
|Winner's Bracket Round 3||Suginami LL||15–0|
|Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals||Koganei LL||8–1|
|Winner's Bracket Semifinals||Chōfi LL||15–5 (4 inn.)|
|Winner's Bracket Final||Machida LL||4–1 (4 inn.)|
|Opening Round||Hiroshima Saiki LL||6–3|
|Quarterfinals||Kishiwada LL||11–1 (5 inn.)|
|Semifinals||Sendai Aoba LL||8–5|
- "Schedule/Results". Little League. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- Communications division (November 12, 2012). "Dates and Sites for 2013 Little League World Series Tournaments Announced". Little League. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- Communications division (August 29, 2012). "Regions Realigned for 2013: Australia to Play in Little League Baseball World Series". Little League. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
- Communications Division (June 13, 2013). "Schedule Set For the 2013 Little League Baseball® World Series". Little League. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- "Japan Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013.