A team from Endwell, New York became the first American team to win the Little League World Series since 2011. The Maine-Endwell Little League team, representing the Mid-Atlantic region, defeated a team from Seoul, South Korea by a score of 2-1 in Sunday's Little League World Series final, capping off a 24-0 perfect season.
The game was an intense one, with South Korea limiting Maine-Endwell hitless until the fourth inning. The deciding run was scored in the fourth inning, and pitcher Ryan Horlost was able to keep his cool and hold on to the lead for the final two innings.
New York completes their perfect season to win the Little League World Series for the U.S! Here is the fina... https://t.co/QzLV6joHYl— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) August 28, 2016
President Obama tweeted his congratulations to the team, saying that he was proud of them for their undefeated season as well as for showing good sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
Congratulations to Maine-Endwell, Little League World Series Champs and still undefeated! Proud of you and the sportsmanship you showed.— President Obama (@POTUS) August 29, 2016
The last American team to win the Little League World Series was Ocean View Little League, from Huntington Beach, California. Several of the players from that team gathered to watch the 2016 championship game together. The last team from New York to capture the Little League World Series crown was the Mid-Island Little League from Staten Island, New York, in 1964.
Congratulations to Maine-Endwell Little League!