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Game Champs

HOORAY! Team Michigan celebrates its Little League World Series win, on August 29. JOSHUA BESSEX—GETTY IMAGES

Michigan is this year’s Little League World Series (LLWS) champion. The team from Taylor, Michigan, beat Ohio 5–2 on August 29.

Sixteen teams played in the 10-day tournament. It took place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Because of COVID-19, no international teams competed for the first time since 1975. That meant more United States teams could play. In an LLWS first, two teams from the same region faced each other in the final game. Michigan and Ohio are both in the Great Lakes region.

The game’s final pitcher was Michigan’s Gavin Ulin. “I was a little nervous” when Ohio had bases loaded in the sixth inning, he says. “But once I got [the last batter] to pop it up, I was so happy.”