Loudoun Improves in Second No-Hitter at World Series

The Loudoun South American All-Stars have now thrown two no-hitters in the first two games of their Little League World Series bid.

After pulling off a 3-0 no-hitter on Friday against Barrington, RI, the South Riding team improved to shut down Coon Rapids-Andover, MN,, triggering a slaughter rule by leading by 11 runs after only four innings. Starting pitcher Justin Lee led from the mound, pitching in all four innings and striking out six.

Liam Thyen led off the team’s monster batting in the first inning, sending three runners home on a double to the center field wall. South Riding sent five more runners home in the second inning on hits by Chase Obstgarten, Brady Yates, Colton Hicks, and Chase Triplett. Three more runs in the third inning, including two runners scoring on a fly ball caught in foul territory, closed out Loudoun’s batting. The runners ran in as the Minnesota player appeared to pause to celebrate his sliding catch beyond the left field foul line.

Lee finished the game striking out a Minnesota player swinging. Obstergarten and Hicks both recorded two hits in the game.

Loudoun plays again on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against Western Region champion Central East Maui LL from Wailuku, HI.

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