Little League World Series 2023: Saturday Scores, Bracket Results and Highlights

Little League World Series 2023: Saturday Scores, Bracket Results and Highlights

Cuba's Luis Gurriel (14) is mobbed by teammates Didier Castillo (15), Edgar Torrez and Liusban Sanchez (12) after he drove in the final run of their 11-1 win against Australia during a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar

The Little League World Series continued on Saturday, with four games on the schedule and a history-making win for a first-time participant in Williamsport.

Below, we’ll break down the day’s action and review the top highlights and moments on the road to the LLWS title.


Saturday Scores

Cuba (Bayamo) def. Australia (Sydney), 11-1

Mid-Atlantic (Media, PA) def. New England (Gray, ME), 5-3

Canada (Regina, Saskatchewan) def. Europe-Africa (Brno, Czech Republic), 3-0

Mountain (Henderson, NV) def. Great Lakes (New Albany, OH), 13-2

Full bracket available at LittleLeague.org.


Cuba def. Australia, 11-1

For the first time in its history, a Cuban team is playing at the Little League World Series. And now it has its first win.

The Cubans rollicked to an 11-1 win over Australia in a mercy-rule finish after five innings, knocking the team from Sydney out of the tournament.

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Cuba gets its first-ever #LLWS victory 👏🇨🇺 pic.twitter.com/NF3tEMOXyQ

Henry Huber @HenryHuber_

Cuba wins by run rule in the 5th, the 1st run-rule finish of the international side this year. With that, it earns its first #LLWS win in its history.

Australia becomes the first team in the tournament to be eliminated, put on a show in its first matchup against Curaçao though.

It was a major difference from the team’s first game in the LLWS, a 1-0 loss against Japan that saw the Cubans fail to register a hit. That was a rough introduction to Williamsport, but Cuba took out its frustrations on Australia’s pitchers.

Cuba will now face the team from Panama on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET (ESPN), hoping to keep its LLWS dreams alive on the bottom half of the bracket.


Mid-Atlantic def. New England, 5-3

It took some drama, but the kids from Media, PA are still alive in Williamsport.

Two runs in the top of the sixth inning led Mid-Atlantic to a 5-3 win over New England on Saturday, ending Maine’s run in the LLWS.

Nathaniel Saleski’s RBI double gave Pennsylvania the lead back in the top of the sixth after blowing a 3-0 advantage the team established in the first inning.

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“CLUTCH NATE SALESKI” #LLWS

🗣️ @karlravechespn pic.twitter.com/v03YMk50MJ

Charles Haenn added to the lead by then scoring on a past ball.

That spoiled Maine’s comeback bid, which included some fantastic defensive efforts:

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What a flip by Mason Westcott 😱 pic.twitter.com/wMqshmCjvf

Pennsylvania will take on the Metro representatives from Smithfield, Rhode Island on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET (ESPN) as it looks to stay alive on the bottom half of the bracket.


Canada def. Czech Republic, 3-0

Take a bow, Jaxon Weir.

The Canadien pitcher authored a complete-game, 13-strikeout win over the Czech Republic, keeping his team alive in Williamsport.

Two days after being the victims of a combined perfect game against Chinese Taipei, it was the team from Regina that benefitted from an epic performance on the mound.

Czech Republic may have struggled from the dish, but it brought the mits:

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Hey Siri, play “Levitating” by @DUALIPA #LLWS pic.twitter.com/KpX9Svct1L

Canada will now face Mexico on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET (ESPN). Czech Republic’s LLWS is over.


Nevada def. Ohio, 13-2

In the second mercy rule of the day, Nevada needed just four innings to get past Ohio.

It was a hitting barrage for the boys from Henderson, though Ohio’s struggles in the field put them in an early hole:

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Nevada put up 4 runs in the first, here’s how 👀

#LLWS pic.twitter.com/qA37SlLNxk

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Pass the home run cowboy hat to Mr. Gifford🤠 pic.twitter.com/dysrHC94jb

Nevada will face the team from Fargo, North Dakota on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET (ABC), with both teams looking to stay alive. Ohio’s time in Williamsport is over.

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