Since the Little League World Series expanded to 16 teams back in 2001, there hasn't been a championship that featured two teams from the elimination bracket until Sunday. See you at the White House!' Trump tweeted.
The Central East Maui Little League team returns to Maui this afternoon after an honorable performance that concluded this weekend with a second place finish in the United States and a fourth place overall finish in the series.
The team from Willemstad fought back from a loss to South Korea last weekend, winning four straight games to reach the final on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, who represents Louisiana's first congressional district, said Scalise immediately called President Trump to host the team for a victory celebration.
"Once we won that game (against Oregon), it was just a matter of getting on a roll", Frazier said. Shendrion snagged a line drive with runners on second and third.
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"It makes my job really easy to mix it up pitches when they can execute the pitches", Frazier said.
Roussel extended his Little League World Series hits record to 17.
A double by Marshall Louque sent Derek DeLatte home for the 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The previous record was 14. "We've been so locked in this whole time". The only time a group from Curacao won the tournament was in 2004, when Oakland A's infielder Jurickson Profar was a member of the team.
Curacao players watch the bottom of the sixth inning of the Little League World Series Championship game against River Ridge, La., in South Williamsport, Pa., on August 25, 2019.
"I think it's awesome", Reece said. "This tournament started with approximately 7,700 teams, and here we are with the best out of everybody".