On August 28, Hawaii won the 2022 Little League Baseball World Series. It beat Curaçao 13–3 in four innings. This is the fourth time since 2005 that Hawaii has won the championship.
“We’re fortunate that everything clicked at the right moment,” team manager Gerald Oda said. “I’m very grateful that these kids played loose and relaxed.”
The tournament took place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Ten teams from the United States and 10 from other countries competed in the 12-day event. Curaçao is a small island in the Caribbean. Its team was the series champ in 2004.
“I knew Curaçao was going to be a great team,” said Jaron Lancaster of Hawaii. “My mindset was to go out there, do my best, and do my thing.”
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