Our first stop was the Little League Museum. It was really cool to see the history of Little League baseball and all the memorabilia from throughout the years.
|1st Little League game|
|US Presidents signed baseballs|
|Isaac, Abe, Blake, and Gavin autographed ball|
The first game was California vs Great Lakes. WHAT A GAME! Everyone likes to see offense, but there is something special about a pitchers dual. Chad Lorkowski was pitching for Great Lakes and Grant Holman was pitching for California. Both pitchers were on and at the end of regulation Holman had a no hitter and Lorkowski had a 1 hitter. Extra innings were needed but Chad was out of pitches so Great Lakes had to go to the bullpen. California got 3 runs in the top of the 7th and Grant Holman held Great Lakes hitless in the bottom of the 7th to throw the first extra inning no hitter in LLWS since 1979. It was awesome to witness!
|Gavin sledding down the hill|
|Blake ready to go|
|Isaac, Gavin, and Abe making a train|
|California celebrates No Hitter!|
We headed over to Volunteer stadium to watch Japan and the Czech Republic for the next game. On the way over, we ran into Orel Hershiser who was there calling the games with ESPN. He signed a few autographs for us and took a picture with me. Japan is always tough but I was cheering for Czech Republic after getting to meet some of the guys. The day before when signing autographs, Daniel Stoudek shook my hand and thanked me for being a fan. In the 2nd inning he went deep for his first hit in the LLWS. Japan went on to win the game 7-3 but it is always fun cheering for guys especially after you meet them and get to talk to them.
|Meeting the Czech Republic guys|