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Bowling Green eliminated in the Little League World Series

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Photo: Little League

Bowling Green’s Little League World Series dreams have unfortunately come to an end.

Following the team’s 6-1 loss to New England this afternoon, Bowling Green East has been eliminated from contention.

Bowling Green – who turned into Great Lakes for the LLWS – managed just two hits on the day, while New England ended game with eight total, led by three from Lucas Tanous.

New England’s Owen Pfeffer pitched a complete game, finishing with seven strikeouts, two hits, two walks, and zero earned runs.

As for Great Lakes, Jameson Napper and Luke Idlett made up the team’s two hits on the day.

Kentucky made its 10th LLWS appearance overall and its first since 2016, with the state’s record now moving to 14-20 all time in the event. Bowling Green East made its third trip to Williamsport, with all three of them coming in the past five years alone. Led by manager Rick Kelley, Bowling Green won two games in both 2015 and 2016.

The team had been a perfect 14-0 going into the weekend, including a 3-0 finish at Regionals.

Great Lakes lost on Friday afternoon to Minnesota in the double-elimination event.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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2 Comments for Bowling Green eliminated in the Little League World Series



  1. nocode96
    6:04 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

    These boys should be happy. Nothing to hang their heads about whatsoever. They did the state proud, and gave their best. Hopefully, and most importantly, they had fun, made some new friends, and enjoyed themselves. Great job young fellas.



    • Ridge Runner
      8:39 pm August 17, 2019 Permalink

      Well stated and I agree 100%.