2017 Little League Baseball® World Series - August 17 - 27

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Australia Region Wins Back-and-Forth Battle Against Midwest Region, 11-7

Australia and Midwest traded the lead back-and-forth on Tuesday, but eventually Australia prevailed 11-7. Australia took the lead for good in the fifth inning. The game was tied at seven with Australia batting in the bottom of the fifth when Harrison Wheeldon tripled off of Marcus Phillips, driving in three runs.

Midwest scored four runs in the first inning, but Australia still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Midwest came thanks to a single by Jack Radel, a walk , and a stolen base.

Midwest captured the lead in the first inning. With two outs in the first inning Jack drove in two runs when he singled.

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After Midwest scored one run in the top of the fourth, Australia answered with one of their own. Midwest scored when Cohen Henry grounded out, scoring one run. Australia then answered when there was an error, scoring one run.

Tom Stancic earned the win for Australia. He pitched four innings, giving up three runs, four hits, and striking out nine. Marcus Phillips took the loss for Midwest. He tossed two and a third innings, giving up six runs, four hits, and striking out five.

Stephen Courtney started the game for Australia. He pitched one inning, allowing four runs, one hit, and striking out one. Jack started the game for Midwest. He tossed two innings, giving up four runs, five hits, striking out two, and walking one.

Australia collected 12 hits. Ethan Treble, Stephen, Harrison Wheeldon, and Hayden Purchase each collected multiple hits for Australia. Ethan went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Australia in hits.

Australia and Midwest Teams

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