Jackie Robinson West (Chicago) fought a hard battle, but they succumbed to defeat against South Korea during the 2014 Little League World Series on Aug. 24.
Jae Yeong Hwang and Hae Chan Choi, two of Seoul Little League’s most valuable players, lead South Korea to an 8-4 win against 13 kids from the South Side of Chicago, including 13-year-old superstar Mo’ne Davis, in the Aug. 24 Little League World Series championship game.
South Korea Beats Chicago To Win Little League World Series
Pitcher Jae Young Hwang only allowed one hit in two-plus innings, while striking out four of Jackie Robinson West Little League’s players, USA Today reports. He is also responsible for the Asia-Pacific Region champs’ first two runs, which gave the team a good lead with 8-1 before the kids from Chicago gained some momentum.
Hae Chan Choi, who hit a home run and scored twice, pitched the last four innings for South Korea.
This is the first championship for a South Korean team since 1985.
Chicago had survived four straight knockout games before the final, while Seoul Little League made their way into the finals with a 12-3 win over Japan.
Jackie Robinson West The First All African-American Team To Play In The Championship Game
Despite Chicago’s loss, Jackie Robinson West is the first all African-American team to play in the championship game.
Both teams deserved to be there and it was a tight race to the finish line. Technically, there’s only one champion, but both teams are winners to us!
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are you surprised Seoul Little League won the Little League World Series?
— Chris Rogers