A group of boys from El Segundo are now headed on to the next round of the Little League World Series.
The El Segundo Little League 12U All Stars represent the West region at the 2023 edition of the Little League World Series, and a 2-1 victory on Thursday over the Northwest region (out of Seattle, Washington) booked their spot in the U.S. Championship game on Saturday.
The LLWS consists of an international bracket and a United States bracket, the latter of which consists of teams from all regions of the U.S.
The West region team is one of two American teams left, and they are set to face off against the Southwest region team out of Needville, Texas – who they lost to 3-1 on Monday.
The loss to the Southwest team is the El Segundo-based team’s only loss of the tournament; they beat the Great Lakes region team (New Albany, Ohio) by a score of 4-3 on Aug. 17. They also secured victories over the Metro region (Smithfield, Rhode Island) and the Southeast region (Nolensville, Tennessee) by scores of 9-3 and 5-3, respectively, en route to their U.S. championship berth.
On the other side of the bracket, the international championship will be contested by a team representing the Caribbean region from Willemstad, Curaçao and the Asia-Pacific region team, from Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT.
The boys from El Segundo take on the Needville, Texas-based squad in the U.S. Championship on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.
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