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Louisville pitcher Aaron Alvey struck out 11 in victory.

 

Aaron Alvey made sure defending champion Japan didn't repeat at the Little League World Series. The Louisville, Ky., ace belted a homer, struck out 11 and set two pitching records to lift his squad to a 1-0 victory Sunday over Sendai, Japan. Alvey, who homered to center in the first inning, set two LLWS pitching records. Louisville celebrates in the national spotlight after becoming the first U.S. team to win it all since Tom's River, N.J., in 1998.

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Midwest Great Lakes
New England Mid-Atlantic
Northwest Southeast
Southwest West
 
Pool C Pool D
Canada Asia
Latin America Caribbean
Pacific Europe
Transatlantic Mexico


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LLWS SCHEDULE
Wednesday
International semifinal: Sendai, Japan 10, Agana, Guam 0 (4)
U.S. semifinal: Louisville, Ky. 2, Fort Worth, Texas 1 (11)
Thursday
International semifinal: Netherlands Antilles 3, Valencia, Venezuela 0
U.S. semifinal: Worcester, Mass. 5, Harlem, N.Y. 2
Saturday
International Championship: Sendai, Japan 4, Curacao 1
U.S. championship: Louisville, Ky. 4, Worcester, Mass. 0
Sunday
Consolation game: Netherlands Antilles 9, Worcester, Mass. 1
Championship: Louisville, Ky., 1, Sendai, Japan 0
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 LLWS Champions
Coach J. Troy Osborne and Aaron Alvey are thankful for the support they received from the people of Louisville, KY.
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 Louisville vs. Sendai
Aaron Alvey helps his own cause with a solo homer.
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 Louisville vs. Worcester
A big 3rd inning and some outstanding pitching by Zach Osborne gives Louisville, KY a berth in the finals.
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 Curacao vs. Japan
Tatsuhiko Numakura's rip to left field powers Japan to a four-run first inning.
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 Worcester vs. Harlem
Ryan Griffin slaps a three-run homer over the right field wall to put Worcester, MA in the U.S. finals.
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 Netherlands Antilles vs. Venezuela
Netherlands Antilles rides the arm of Dennis Neuman to a 3-0 win over Venezuela.
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 Louisville vs. Fort Worth
Louisville's dynamic duo of Zack Osborne and Aaron Alvey go back-to-back in the 11th inning.
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 Louisville vs. Fort Worth
Walker Kelly and Aaron Alvey combine for 40 strikeouts in a LLWS thriller.
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 Guam vs. Japan
The "Mercy Rule" was in effect as Japan wins the International Semi-final in four innings.
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 Clemmons vs. Louisville
Louisville, KY improves to 3-0 in pool play with a win over Clemmons, NC.
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 Harlem vs. Aptos
Harlem, NY relies on the longball to top a tough Aptos, CA squad.
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