Monday, August 28, 2006

World Champs

Columbus Northern Wins
Photo: WTVM
Columbus Northern won the Little League World Series yesterday, beating Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1 Monday.

It's the second time in 7 years that a team from this area played for the championship ... and the first time a team from this area has ever won it. In 1999, Phenix City National won the U.S. championship and played for the title, but lost to Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, 5-0.

Cody Walker hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning which to give Northern the lead over Japan, which had scored a single run in the top of the third.

Kyle Carter pitched a complete game, giving up only three hits while striking out 11. For Northern it was their 21st win in 22 games of tournament play. Carter became the first pitcher in Little League World Series history to record four wins in a single Series.

The Japanese team was undefeated in post season play until they met Columbus.

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The city of Columbus is planning a big to-do Wednesday at the Civic Center. It'll be on TV. I'll be at the Civic Center.


  1. Yay for the Columbus Northern! Way to go champs!

    Does that mean we might spot you on tv? Be sure to wave! ;)

  2. I watched the last 2 pitches :) They done good!

  3. And I thought I'd be the frist to let you kow abotu this. Oh well. I'll bet you TiVod the game.

  4. I’m out of my deepth here, but …...

    Colombus Georgia won the United States’ second Little League Championship in a row last night, despite the games’ having been invented in the Yankee heartland. Scott and Basil are both pleased, but not inordinately so.


  5. Honza Prchal: Yeah, we TiVo'd it and watched it after we got in from the Catfish game last night.

    We were on the phone with family during the last inning, just before the Catfish game started, and were relaying play-by-play to those around us. The game ended (and our section started applauding) just before the Star Spangled Banner was played. The Catfish announced the win immediately afterwards, and the rest of the fans cheered.

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  7. It was thrilling to see the kids' reactions yesterday when they won. Congratulations!


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