Follow the Game: Sioux Falls and Hamilton, Ohio battle for spot in LLWS Championship

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Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball

2:01 p.m. – FINAL: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2

Sioux Falls has officially been eliminated from Championship contention, though they battled back in the sixth inning.

Great season fellas!


1:54 p.m. – FINAL: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2

Tough loss for South Dakota. They loaded the bases and nearly had a two out hit, but a great play by Jones put the game to the end.


1:47 p.m. – Bottom 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2

Down to the final out.


1:41 p.m. – Bottom 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 2

Weir, Kuenzi and Sonnischen all get singles. Weir scores. SD now down 5-2.


1:34 p.m. – Bottom 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1

Mediger allows a walk, but nothing else. South Dakota will send up Weir, Kuenzi and Mediger (3-4-5) needing four runs to keep their season alive.


1:30 p.m. – Top 6: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1

Cason Mediger has taken to the mound for SD. He’s looking to keep it at 5-1.


1:22 p.m. – End 5: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1

South Dakota goes three up and three down in the fifth. Heading to the sixth, South Dakota finds themselves in a tough spot!


1:12 p.m. – Middle 5: OHIO – 5 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1

Another run comes across for Ohio on an RBI single. Mediger with a sweep double play to end the inning, but Sioux Falls is down to their final six outs.


1:00 p.m. – END 4: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1

Rough inning for Sioux Falls offensively. A strikeout, a groundout and a pop out ends the inning.

SD still down 4-1. 3, 4, 5 hitters due up for Ohio.


12:54 p.m. – Middle 4: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1

Munson gets back-to-back strikeouts and then Krew Brown reaches on an infield single which is nearly caught by Maddux Munson. A hit batter would put two on, but Hayden Gorsett with a nice catch to end the inning.

6, 7 and 8 hitters due up for Sioux Falls.


12:43 p.m. – Bottom 3: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 1

Bryant, Weir and Kuenzi go back-to-back-to-back singles. South Dakota gets one but leaves two in scoring position.


12:36 p.m. – Bottom 3: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0

Biteler earned an automatic ball. Thus is why he got a 1-0 count, but he grounds out to short to end the inning anyway.


12:29 p.m. – Middle 3: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0

A five pitch, 1, 2, 3 inning for Maddux Munson, highlighted by this amazing diving catch by Gavin Weir.

Nine, one and two hitters due up for South Dakota.


12:23 p.m. – End 2: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0

A fielder’s choice and a ground out puts an end to the SD inning. South Dakota trails 4-0.

12:18 p.m. – Bottom 2: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0

5, 6, 7 hitters due up for South Dakota. Cason Mediger goes down swinging. Gunnar Alfson follows that up with a single to centerfield.

That’s exactly what SD needs. They need bases runners and more base runners to put a little pressure on the Ohio defense.

12:13 p.m. – Middle 2: OHIO – 4 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0

Rough inning for the boys from South Dakota. They find themselves in a 4-0 hole early.


12:09 p.m. – Top 2: OHIO – 1 SOUTH DAKOTA – 0

Gage Maggard of Ohio fakes a bunt twice and then later works a walk. Two on, one out for Hamilton, Ohio.


12:04 p.m. – Top 2: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0

Maddox Jones with a lead-off single for Ohio. Munson had him 0-2, but left one over the plate and Jones took advantage.

Cooper Clay reaches the fielder’s choice as it was nearly a double play.

Clay is a little banged up following his run to first base. It looks like he’ll be healthy enough to stay in, which is a great sign!


11:57 a.m. – END 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0

Biteler grounds out to short, Bryant reaches on an awkward infield single, Weir flies out to left and then Noah Kuenzi strikes out to end the inning.


11:54 a.m. – Bottom 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0

Cooper Oden takes the mound for Ohio. He’s thrown 5.2 innings and allowed 5 runs.

He’ll face Brekken Biteler, Boston Bryant and Gavin Weir.


11:50 a.m. – Middle 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0

Chance Reatherford with a two out single, but a nice play by Munson off the mound ends the inning!


11:45 a.m. – Top 1: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0

First pitch is a strike from Maddux Munson. He earns a strikeout to start the game!


11:42 a.m. – PREGAME: SOUTH DAKOTA – 0 OHIO – 0

Here’s the nine players that will take the field for South Dakota. This isn’t the batting order, but it is the nine players that will start for Sioux Falls!


11:37 a.m.

It’ll be the big right-handed pitcher taking to the mound for Sioux Falls. Maddux Munson will toe the rubber.

Last time out, Munson threw a complete game shutout (6 innings) while striking out four and allowing just one hit.

Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball

11:32 a.m.

The start of the game is right around the corner between South Dakota and Ohio! We’ll have updates right here!


11:02 a.m.

Just four teams remain in this year’s tournament. South Dakota and Ohio will play in the 11:30 a.m. semifinal. Then on Saturday afternoon, Hawaii and Michigan will meet in the final semifinal.


WILLIAMSPORT, S.D. (KELO) — Sioux Falls is set to play Hamilton, Ohio in the Little League World Series semifinals on Saturday morning. The winner will advance to Sunday’s Championship.

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