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Little League World Series

The top moments from the final day at the LLWS

Relive all of the top plays and moments from Sunday's action at the Little League World Series with Michigan coming away as champions.

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Michigan escapes jam and wins Little League World Series

Michigan is able to escape a bases-loaded jam in the top of the sixth inning to win the Little League World Series.

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Surma fired up after giving Michigan the lead with a double

Michigan's Jackson Surma rips a 2-RBI hit to left for the early 2-0 lead.

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Payanal homer gives Hawai'i lead

Kekoa Payanal blasts a two-run homer to give Hawai'i a 2-0 lead over South Dakota.

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The top moments from Day 9 at the LLWS

Relive all of the top plays and moments from Saturday's action at the Little League World Series.

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Chasen Uyetake slides home off the RBI single

Hawaii cuts the deficit to 2-1 after Kaikea Patoc-Young hits an RBI single to right.

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Cameron Thorning's two-run shot gives Michigan early lead

Cameron Thorning rips a homer to right field as Michigan leads Hawai'i 2-0.

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Ohio's great defensive play sends it to LLWS title game

Ohio ends South Dakota's rally and the game with a slick defensive play by third baseman Maddox Jones.

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Ohio unloads bases with hit and big error

Ohio's Levi Smith notches a base hit to right field, which ends up scoring three runs when it gets behind the South Dakota right fielder.

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The top moments from Day 8 at the LLWS

Relive all of the top plays and moments from Thursday's action at the Little League World Series.

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Chance Retherford gives Ohio the lead with deep triple

Chance Retherford comes up big in the top of the fifth inning as he rips a triple down the first-base line into the corner in right field to plate two runs and give Ohio a 3-2 lead.

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Cam Thorning's two-run homer caps Michigan's eight-run inning

Cam Thorning smashes a two-run jack over the hedges to give Michigan a huge 11-0 lead.

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The top moments from Day 7 at the LLWS

Relive all of the top plays and moments from Wednesday's action at the Little League World Series.

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Nakea Kahalehau robs homer in Hawaii's win vs. Michigan

Nakea Kahalehau reaches over the wall to rob a home run in Hawaii's 2-0 win vs. Michigan.

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Gavin Weir strikes out 14 batters in his second no-hitter of LLWS

South Dakota pitcher Gavin Weir dominates with 14 strikeouts on his way to his second no-hitter at the LLWS.

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Gavin Weir completes second no-hitter with a strikeout

South Dakota pitcher Gavin Weir tosses his second no-hitter at the LLWS after striking out his 14th batter of the game.

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Texas advances behind Dyan Regala's game-ending single

Dylan Regala hits a single to put Texas up 10 and wrap up the win against Nebraska.

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Texas' Dylan Regala rocks 3-run HR into the hedges, then flips his bat

Dylan Regala tosses his bat to the moon as he smokes a three-run dinger deep into the hedges to give Texas a 5-0 lead.

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Kaleb Harden strikes out final batter as Ohio beats New Hampshire

Relief pitcher Kaleb Harden records the final out of the game as Ohio holds off New Hampshire 4-3.

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New Hampshire SS makes terrific web gem to get out of inning

Hooksett, N.H. gets out of the second inning unscathed thanks to a spectacular dive by Mason DeVall.

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The best moments from Day 6 at the LLWS

Relive all of the top plays and moments from Tuesday's action at the Little League World Series.

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