Little League World Series (Great Lakes Region)

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Great Lakes Region
Most recent season or competition:
2017 Little League World Series qualification
Formerly Central Region (1957–2000)
Sport Baseball
Founded 2000
No. of teams 6
Country  United States
Most recent
champion(s)
Michigan Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Most titles  Kentucky (7)
Official website Little League Baseball & Softball Central Region Headquarters

The Little League World Series (LLWS) competes in the Great Lakes Region which is one of eight United States regions that currently sends teams to the LLWS, the largest youth baseball competition in the world. The region's participation in the LLWS dates back to 1957, when it was known as the Central Region. However, when the LLWS was expanded in 2001 from eight teams (four U.S. teams and four "International" teams from the rest of the world) to 16 teams (eight U.S. and eight International), the Central Region was split into the Great Lakes and Midwest Regions.

The Great Lakes Region has a unique definition that does not correspond with the normally understood definition of the "Great Lakes" area, even when the context is restricted to the U.S. Although eight U.S. states (and the Canadian province of Ontario) border on the Great Lakes, only five of the U.S. states are in Little League's Great Lakes Region:

One state that does not border any of the Great Lakes, and in fact has no territory within the Great Lakes watershed, is included in this region:

Two states that border on the Great Lakes, New York and Pennsylvania are part of the Mid-Atlantic region. The remaining U.S. state that borders on the Great Lakes, Minnesota, is in the Midwest region. All of Canada, including Ontario, forms a single Little League region.

Regional championship[edit]

The year's winner is indicated in green.

Year Illinois Illinois Indiana Indiana Kentucky Kentucky Michigan Michigan Ohio Ohio Wisconsin Wisconsin
2001 Lansing East LL
Lansing
Brownsburg LL
Brownsburg
Owensboro Southern LL
Owensboro
Roosevelt Park LL
Roosevelt Park
Fairborn American LL
Fairborn
Appleton Kiwanis LL
Appleton
2002 Bradley-Bourbonnais American LL
Bourbonnais
Brownsburg LL
Brownsburg
Valley Sports LL
Louisville
Grosse Pointe
Farms-City LL
Grosse Pointe Farms
West Side American LL
Hamilton
Merrill LL
Merrill
2003 Moline National LL
Moline
Brooklyn LL
Anderson
Owensboro Southern LL
Owensboro
Midland Northeast LL
Midland
Tallmadge LL
Tallmadge
Wausau Western LL
Wausau
2004 Mundelein National LL
Mundelein
Highland LL
Highland
Owensboro Southern LL
Owensboro
Western LL
Grand Rapids
West Side LL
Hamilton
Appleton Einstein LL
Appleton
2005 Limestone LL
Kankakee
Seymour LL
Seymour
Owensboro Southern LL
Owensboro
Western LL
Grand Rapids
Boardman Community
East LL
Boardman
Lakeland National LL
Bristol
2006 Lemont LL
Lemont
New Castle LL
New Castle
Owensboro Southern LL
Owensboro
Union Township Kids LL
Mount Pleasant
West Side LL
Hamilton
Appleton Einstein LL
Appleton
2007 Western Springs LL
Western Springs
New Albany LL
New Albany
Warren County Southern LL
Bowling Green
Taylor Northwest LL
Taylor
West Side LL
Hamilton
Wausau Northern LL
Wausau
2008 Jackie Robinson LL
Chicago
Jeff/GRC LL
Jeffersonville
Bowling Green Eastern LL
Bowling Green
Bay City Southwest LL
Bay City
Mt. Vernon LL
Mt. Vernon
Appleton Einstein LL
Appleton
2009 Jackie Robinson LL
Chicago
Bartholomew County National LL
Bartholomew County
Logan County/Russellville LL
Russellville
Grosse Pointe
Farms-City LL
Grosse Pointe
West Side LL
Hamilton
West Madison American LL
Madison
2010 Moline National LL
Moline
Terre Haute North LL
Terre Haute
Owensboro Southern LL
Owensboro
Richmond LL
Richmond
West Side LL
Hamilton
Burlington LL
Burlington
2011 Rock Falls LL
Rock Falls
Golfmoor LL
Evansville
North Oldham LL
La Grange
Grosse Pointe Park LL
Grosse Pointe Park
West Side LL
Hamilton
Burlington LL
Burlington
2012 Streator LL
Streator
New Castle LL
New Castle
Warren County South LL
Bowling Green
North Saginaw Township LL
Saginaw
West Side LL
Hamilton
Eau Claire National LL
Eau Claire
2013 Jackie Robinson West LL
Chicago
Hagerstown LL
Hagerstown
Knox County LL
Barbourville
Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores LL
Grosse Pointe Woods
West Side LL
Hamilton
Burlington LL
Burlington
2014 Tri-Cities LL
West Dundee[1]
New Albany LL
New Albany
Warren County Southern LL
Bowling Green
Midland Northeast LL
Midland
Canfield LL
Canfield
Burlington LL
Burlington
2015 Olney LL
Olney
New Albany LL
New Albany
Bowling Green Eastern LL
Bowling Green
Bay City Southwest LL
Bay City
West Side LL
Hamilton
Burlington LL
Burlington
2016 Streator LL
Streator
Terre Haute North LL
Terre Haute
Bowling Green Eastern LL
Bowling Green
Essexville-Hampton LL
Essexville
West Side LL
Hamilton
Kenosha American LL
Kenosha
2017 Hinsdale LL
Hinsdale
New Albany LL
New Albany
Lexington Eastern LL
Lexington
Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores LL
Grosse Pointe Woods
West Side LL
Hamilton
Wausau National LL
Wausau

LLWS results[edit]

As of the 2016 Little League World Series.

Year Champion City LLWS Record
2001 Brownsburg LL Indiana Brownsburg US Semifinal 3–1
2002 Valley Sports American LL Kentucky Louisville Champions 6–0
2003 Tallmadge LL Ohio Tallmadge Group Stage 1–2
2004 Southern LL Kentucky Owensboro Group Stage 1–2
2005 Southern LL Kentucky Owensboro Group Stage 0–3
2006 Lemont LL Illinois Lemont US Semifinal 2–2
2007 West Side LL Ohio Hamilton Group Stage 1–2
2008 Jefferson/GRC American LL Indiana Jeffersonville Group Stage 0–3
2009 Logan County/Russellville LL Kentucky Russellville Group Stage 0–3
2010 West Side LL Ohio Hamilton Group Stage 1–2
2011 North Oldham LL Kentucky La Grange Round 2 1–2
2012 New Castle LL Indiana New Castle Round 2 1–2
2013 Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores LL Michigan Grosse Pointe Woods Round 1 0–3
2014 New Albany LL* Indiana New Albany
2015 Bowling Green Eastern LL Kentucky Bowling Green Round 3 2–2
2016 Bowling Green Eastern LL Kentucky Bowling Green US Semifinal 2–2
2017 Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores LL Michigan Grosse Pointe Woods TBD TBD
  • New Albany Little League of New Albany, Indiana was retroactively given the Great Lakes Region title when Jackie Robinson West Little League from Chicago was found to have fielded ineligible players.

Results by state[edit]

As of the 2016 Little League World Series.

State Great Lakes
Championships
Record
in LLWS
PCT
Kentucky Kentucky 7 11–14 .444
Indiana Indiana 4 4–6 .400
Ohio Ohio 3 3–6 .333
Michigan Michigan 2 0–3 .000
Illinois Illinois 1 2–2 .500
Wisconsin Wisconsin 0 0–0
Total 17 20–31 .392

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Jackie Robinson LL was forced to forfeit all its wins in the tournament (as well as in the 2014 Little League World Series) due to fielding ineligible players.