The Kids From Michigan Stay Undefeated Thanks To A Grand Slam
The kids from Taylor, Michigan are making some big waves at the Little League World Series.
Michigan came into the 2021 LLWS as the champs of the Great Lakes Region, and a team that nobody wanted to face. Michigan kept their momentum going in the first game of the LLWS by shutting out Florida 8-0. That set up a bigtime game against Texas in the second round, and it took every bit of determination the kids had to pull out another win, including a HUGE 2 out Grand Slam!
Things did not look good for Michigan starting off against Texas. Michigan found themselves down 5-0 early in the game, and if the score wasn't bad enough, that's when the rain came down.
The game was delayed more than 3 hours before the teams took the field again. Somehow, Michigan found a way to regroup and slowly build up one of the best rallies I've seen.
Michigan managed to load up the bases with 2 outs when Cameron Thorning stepped up to the plate. With one swing, the 5-0 Texas lead became a 5-4 lead. It would be easy to lose focus after that and never be able to pick up the last two runs needed to win. Michigan did not let that happen though, and ended up taking the lead 6-5 in the 5th inning. That would eventually be the final score as Michigan advances in the winners bracket.
Michigan will take on Hawaii in the third round of the Hank Aaron Winners Bracket on Wednesday the 25th at 7:30 on ESPN. If Michigan can get past Hawaii they will play on Saturday for a shot to get into the championship game.
These kids have something special going on, and anyone that LOVES baseball will tell you that chemistry and momentum are two of the most important parts of the game. I don't want to jinx anything for Michigan, but I really do believe they will be in the championship next week.