West Pearl City’s Road to a World Series Championship came to end this afternoon after loosing the 2023 Little League Intermediate 50/70 USA World Series Championship 5-4 to Southeast Florida at Max Baer Stadium in Lkvermore, California.
Chanse Goode got the start for Southeast Florida and earned the win. Gavin Mccaffrey relieved Goode in the bottom of fourth inning to earn the save.
Tytan Takahashi got the start for West Pearl City. Noah Propios came into the game in relief of Takahashi in the top of the second inning. Takahashi returned to the mound in the top of the fourth inning and finished out the game.
Southwest Florida moves on to Sunday’s 2023 Little League Intermediate 50/70 World Series Championship against International Champion Asia from South Korea. Asia, South Korea defeated Mexico 2-1 today to capture the 2023 Little League Intermediate International World Series Championship.
A very special mahalo to Germaine “Germ” Hopkins for the incredible championship game photos and updates, along with photos and updates throughout the tournament. Also, mahalo to Nicole Takahashi for her support in keeping us all in contact with the team via her updates and connections from the Southwest Regionals though the World Series.
Also, mahalo to Pearl City manager Ty Takahashi for taking the time for post game interviews that were shared on MyPearlCity.com.
Congratulations to our amazing Pearl City District 7, Hawaii State, and Southwest Regional Champions, as well as United States World Series Runner up finishers. The Pearl City community is extremely proud of you and sends their
congratulations and wishes for a safe return home.
Mahalo to Pearl City Little League President Eric Boyles and the amazing PCLL organization for their leadership and support of Pearl City Little League youth baseball players, coaches, ohana, and umpire crews who are the heart and soul of a unique culture of success in our community.
Photos by Germaine Hopkins