The Little League World Series is already an amazing event. It brings together kids from all over the world to play baseball. Everyone that goes there gives the atmosphere high praise. The fields tucked into the mountains of Pennsylvania are top notch. Volunteer and Lamade Stadium will be the best
OVERVIEW The team from Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League out of Grosse Pointe, Michigan suffered their second loss in the LLWS to Peachtree City, Georgia 4-3 Wednesday afternoon to knock Michigan out of the tournament. Michigan just didn’t have anymore 5th and 6th inning magic left. EARLY INNING STRUGGLES
PITCHING STRUGGLES Hawaii’s bats woke up after their 11 inning scare against Georgia. They put up eight runs against Ryan Knaebel, and Michigan pitching. 1ST INNING Michigan came out strong in the top of the 1st. The boys from Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League in Grosse Pointe, Michigan managed
THE PLAY There was runners at first, and second, with one out when Michigan’s Ryan Knaebel lasered a ball off the Idaho third baseman’s foot into left field delivering the game winning single, and the first win for Michigan in Williamsport bracket play since 1959. LITTLE LEAGUE WALK-OFF! Michigan scores
HISTORY OF MICHIGAN IN THE LLWS 1959, 1959, yep you read that right, 1959 was the last time a Little League team from Michigan team has won a bracket game in Williamsport. It’s that time of the year again when you hear that summer anthem ‘Summer Forever’ sang by the
Belmont Stakes In the ten horse race, five horses that had odds at 10-1 or better (#1 Justify 4/5, #4 Hofburg 6-1, #3 Bravazo 7-1, #8 Vino Rosso 7-1, #7 Tenfold 10-1). Although the good competition, many betters were still confident in the horse trained by future Hall of Famer
The stars are rested, and the newcomers and the seasoned youngsters are prepped for the second Grand Slam of the year. The men’s side of the French Open this year lacks the star power of Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Milos Raonic to name a few. So, who’s got the
SERENA WILLIAMS Former #1 player in the world Serena Williams will return for her first major on May 27th (the French Open) since maternity leave. Williams has been the best women’s tennis player over the past five years and has owned the #1 rank for 319 weeks in her career.
The Preakness Stakes Just like in the 144th Kentucky Derby the horse Justify, trained by future Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and jockeyed by future hall of fame jockey “Big Money” Mike Smith won the race on a muddy track. There was a noticeable difference between the two races
KENTUCKY DERBY The 144th Kentucky Derby contained great competition and many storylines. Coming into the first Saturday in May there were six horses with odds at 10-1 or higher (#7 Justify 5/2, #10 My Boy Jack 6-1, #14 Mendelssohn 6-1, #5 Audible 7-1, #11Bolt D’Oro 8-1, #6 Good Magic 9-1).