The Little League World Series 2010 scores on yesterday’s schedule were vast. Some scores were blowouts, while other Little League World Series scores on the schedule were close. The same was the case on Friday, when there were a mix of slugfests, blowouts and close games. On Saturday, five more games were played in Williamsport, as the rest of the field began pool play. With that, the Little League World Series 2010 scores showed who was off to a blazing start on their schedule, and which teams have some rallying to do.
The first game from yesterday brought back 1998 champion Toms River, New Jersey to Williamsport. But they started this year’s run on a down note, thanks to Hamilton, Ohio. Toms River fell 16-6, in a game highlighted by two instant replay reviews, one of which was overturned.
However, the Little League World Series 2010 scores featured a worse blowout later in the schedule. Chinese Taipei’s Kaohsiung squad started with an abbreviated, 18-0 defeat of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It was the second game called by a mercy rule thus far, after Puerto Rico’s 11-0 win over Germany on Friday.
The other Little League World Series 2010 scores on the schedule were closer, however. Vancouver, British Columbia held off Chitre, Panama, 4-2, while Columbus, Georgia defeated Waipahu, Hawaii, 6-2. In the first elimination game of the tournament, Auburn, Washington stayed alive with a 5-2 triumph over Plymouth, Minnesota.
The field is down to 15 teams, but the Little League World Series 2010 scores from today will narrow it down further. Today’s schedule brings back some of the winners and losers from Friday’s games, as a few will try to stave off elimination.
The day started at noon on ESPN, as Germany’s Ramstein Air Base faces Nuevo Laredo in an elimination match. At 2 pm on ABC, Toms River returns against Waipahu, while Chitre faces Dhahran at 3 pm on ESPN. But the schedule has two non-elimination matches at night, as Puerto Rico takes on Tokyo in an early showdown at 6 pm, and Fairfield, Connecticut faces Pearland, Texas at 8.
Now the Little League World Series 2010 scores will start to get more ruthless, as some teams are about to leave as soon as they got started. Despite the unique nature of this tournament and its competitors, it is as ruthless as any in the elimination stages. Three more teams will find that out today, while others will survive another day, and a few more will get early leads in their pools.
Today’s Little League World Series 2010 scores narrow down the schedule, exactly one week before the final game is played. But there’s still a long way to go before that final matchup is settled.
Little League Baseball- “2010 Little League World Series”
NJ.com- “Toms River parents having ‘surreal’ experience at Little League World Series”