Monday, 5 September 2016

Baseball Junior Little League World Series.

Baseball Junior Little League World Series - 13- 14- Year old Division.
Chinese Taipei Team wins Title. Hawaii Team Second.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Shing-Ming Junior Little League won. They beat Kawaihau Little League all-stars from Hawaii for the 13 and 14 year old division of the Little League Baseball.
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"... the Junior League Baseball World Series held in Taylor’s Heritage Park.
The Shing-Ming Junior Little League team from Taoyuan defeated the Kawaihau Little League all-stars from Kapaa, Hawaii, 9-1, on Sunday to earn the world championship ..."
"... The game was hardly in doubt as the talented Chinese Taipei team rolled through the Asia-Pacific region, went 5-0 in Taylor, outscored JLWS opponents 43-4 and extended a World Series winning streak to 25 games, stretching back to 2012.
The World Series appearance in Taylor was the seventh straight by teams from Chinese Taipei. During that time, the Asia-Pacific champions have won five world championships. The Shing-Ming all-stars also won in 2013. ..."
"... World Series officials, players, coaches and fans praised the JLWS grounds crew and other volunteers for their extensive work on the field, even if the work was spoiled by additional rain. ..."
"... The Junior League World Series is the “older brother” of the more famous Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Little League is for 12-year-olds; the JLWS attracts the best teams of 13- and 14-year-olds from around the globe. ..."
"... The series started in 1981 with four American teams and has been in Taylor since.
The Junior League series has grown steadily, expanding to international regions and growing in the United States as well. With the addition of the National champion of Australia, this year’s field of 11 teams was the largest in the 36-year history of the event. Greg Bzura has been tournament director since year one. ..."
"... The International teams represented the Asia-Pacific (Chinese Taipei), Australia (Cronulla Little League in Sydney, New South Wales), Europe/Africa (South Czech Republic Little League in Brno, Czech Republic), Canada (Southwest Little League in Lethbridge, Alberta) and Mexico (Linda Vista Little League in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon). ..."
"... Volunteering at the World Series in Taylor “was a great experience,” he said. “I’ve met a lot of really great people. I plan on coming back. The great thing about the Little League volunteer experience is it becomes family. You can always go home. I have a new home. I can always come back.” "
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