WILLIAMSPORT, PA-The Great Lakes championship team is the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores Little League out of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. That’s who the Holbrook Little Leaguers will be playing on Saturday to stay alive in the Little League World Series.
In their first game, Great Lakes lost a 5-1 game to the Southwest team. Great Lakes managed just two hits in the six inning affair.
9 batter Will Pflaum went 1-2 scoring the game’s only run with a solo home run in the top of the 6th inning. GL pitcher Jack Jones was pulled in the 3rd inning after giving up 4 home runs.
Drew Hill finished the game giving up just 2 its and one run. Both pitchers struck out an impressive 5 batters each.
In their quest for Williamsport, the Michigan team came back from a game one 10-2 loss to Ohio.
In that tournament, Jack Jones led the team with a .600 batting average, hitting a home run and driving in 6.
Holbrook should have the edge on power against Michigan, who hit just 5 combined home runs in the regional tournament. Joey Randazzo led the team with 2 home runs.
Michigan has five pitchers to choose from including Randazzo, Jones, Drew Hill, Will Pflaum and Matthew Greene.
Holbrook’s powerful lineup should be able to overpower Michigan’s pitching.
Photo by Daniel Tracey, DJT Photography.