SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WHTM) – A sea of red roared as Red Land scored 10 runs in the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship game.
The team faced Japan in a game that seemed more like a home run derby.
Red Land led Japan 10-2 early in the game, however, it wasn’t long before Japan answered with back-to-back-to-back homeruns. Japan went on to score an 18-11 victory over Red Land.
Here’s inning by inning coverage of Sunday’s game:
Chayton Kraus is on the pitcher’s mound for Red Land.
Japan hits a line drive to center field. Two of their players score. They lead 2-0 with 1 out in the inning.
Big double play for Red Land. We’re headed to the bottom of the 1st inning. Japan leads 2-0.
Red Land up at bat. Japan’s pitcher hasn’t walked anyone in the Little League World Series.
Red Land gets a base hit to 1st. Cole Wagner up at bat.
Red Land has the bases loaded. 0 outs in the bottom of the first inning. Japan leads 2-0.
Braden Kolmansberger scores for Red Land. Score is now 2-1, Japan.
Red Land gets another run! 0 outs in the bottom of the first. Game tied 2-2.
Japan makes a pitching change.
Bases are loaded. Dylan Rodenhaber hits a grand slam for Red Land! They lead 7-2 in the bottom of the 1st.
Red Land has a player at first and third base. 2 outs in the inning.
Jaden Henline hits a HOME RUN!!! Red Land leads 10-2.
Japan has a runner on first and second base.
Japan hits a home run with two players on base. Game is now 10-5, Red Land.
Japan hits another home run. Game is now 10-6, Red Land.
Back to back home runs for Japan. Score is now 10-7, Red Land.
17 total runs in the game and we’re only in the 2nd inning. 5 of those runs were homers.
Japan hits a ball out to center field. Two of their base runners score. Game is now 10-9, Red Land.
Japan has yet to strikeout in today’s game.
Red Land gets a walk to 1st. They still lead 10-9 at the top of the 3rd inning. One out in the inning.
Brief bottom of the 2nd inning. Japan is next at bat.
Japan ties the game with another home run. Score is 10-10.
Japan takes the lead with another home run. Game is now 13-2. They’ve hit 5 home runs in this game.
Braden Kolmansberger pops a ball out to center field. He makes it to second.
Kolmansberger makes the steal to 3rd base. Red Land still down 13-10.
Kolmansberger makes a run to home plate. Japan still leads 13-11.
Japan is still ahead 13-11 at the top of the inning.
Nice sliding catch by Bailey Wirt! Two outs in the top of the 4th. Japan leads 13-11.
Jake Cubbler smacks a ball out to left field. Japan leads 13-11 at the bottom of the 4th.
Japan leads 13-11 at the top of the 5th. It’s a 2 run ball game.
Red Land has 2 outs in the bottom of the 5th.
Score is still 13-11, Japan.
Score remains 13-11, Japan. 1 out. Japan is at bat.
Japan has a base runner on 2nd. 1 out at the top of the 6th.
Japans gets another base runner to home plate. They lead 15-11.
Red Land down 6 runs. Japan now leads 17-11.
One out at the top of the 6th. Japan has a base runner on 1st. They lead 18-11.
Japan is looking to get their 10th Little League World Series Championship.
At the bottom of the 6th, Japan leads 18-11. Red Land is at bat. Score is 18-11, Japan.
Final score is 18-11. Japan takes the 2015 Little League World Series Championship.