Northwood won the consolation game Saturday defeating Panama 5-4 at the Junior League World Series at Taylor, Mich.
Northwood, the Southeast Region champion, began the series winning its first two game and then lost twice in the same day to move into the consolation game.
Northwood lost twice in the Junior College World Series Thursday. Northwood, from Taylors, is the Southeast Region champion.
Texas beat Northwood 5-2 in the night game featuring once-beaten teams. Earlier in the day Northwood lost to Hawaii 12-7 in extra innings in a battle of unbeatens.
Braden Johnson pitched Northwood to a 4-0 victory over Corpus Christi, Texas in the Junior Baseball World Series Tuesday night.
It was Northwood’s (Taylors), second straight victory and next plays Hawaii Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Hayden Stapleton hit a home run in the top of the first inning that ignited Northwood from Taylors to an 8-2 victory over the Central Region’s Midland, Mich., in its first game of the Junior League World Series at Taylor, Mich.
The opening ceremonies for the Junior League World Series were held Saturday, minus fireworks, at Taylor, Mich.
Weather forced a smaller opening ceremony but officials said the fireworks display may be rescheduled this week.
The Northwood Junior baseball team is en route to Detroit to play in the Little League World Series beginning Sunday.
Northwood Little League, for the second straight year, has a team headed to the World Series.
The Northwood Juniors (13- and 14-year-olds) defeated Virginia 4-3 to win the Southeast Region baseball championship today.
Northwood Little League’s 8-10-year-old team eliminated Florida in the Tournament of State Champions being played in Greenville, N.C., 2-1 in nine innings Tuesday.
Northwood, the South Carolina state champions, plays Virginia, a 24-10 winner over Georgia.
Defending South Carolina state champion Northwood Little League, from Taylors, was eliminated from the state tournament Monday night at the Chester Baseball Complex.
The Northwood Little League begins play in the state championship tournament beginning Saturday in Chester.
Northwood plays Irmo in its first game Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Chester Baseball Complex. The tournament is double elimination.
By LeGette Shirley
Special to GreerToday.com
The Northwood Little League, from Taylors, will be honored at Sunday’s Greenville Drive game at Fluor Field.
Northwood will run out with the Drive players for pregame introductions and stand with them during the National Anthem. Head Coach Kevin Tumblin will throw out a first pitch.
More people greeted the Northwest Little League All-Stars returning Thursday to Greer’s GSP airport than presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Trump had come and gone for his speaking engagement in Greenville by the time the Northwood Little League players and their families came down the escalator. A crowd of several hundred family, friends and supporters cheered their heroes home from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.
The Taylors Northwood Little League players will arrive home at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer at 3:12 p.m. Thursday.
The Southeast Regional champions, the first team from South Carolina to win a game in the Little League World Series, is the first team from the state to play in the LLWS since Clinton in 1950.
A bloop infield single in the top of the fifth inning scored the run that ended Northwood’s dream at the Little League World Series Monday at Williamsport, Pa.
Maddox Burr of Kentucky dropped a two-out floater of a pop fly just over the pitcher’s head and too soft for shortstop Alex Edmondson to make the final out of the inning. Kentucky held on to eliminate the Southeast Regional champs, 4-3.
• Meet the players here.
Northwood staged a miraculous comeback Sunday in the Little League World Series but fell in the bottom of the sixth inning to home-crowd favorite, Pennsylvania, 8-7 in a winner’s bracket game.
While most kids in Greenville County returned to school this week, the Northwood Little League team traveled to Pennsylvania to compete in the Little League World Series.
Their return to the classroom is delayed, the first team from South Carolina since 1950 to play in Williamsport is being supported, both in spirit and academically, by their respective middle schools.
Having a day between games isn’t like taking a day off for the Northwood Little League team.
By beating Cranston, R.I. (Northeast) 6-1 Friday, Northwood (Southeast) is thrust into the winner’s bracket. Northwood’s next game is Sunday at 7 p.m. against Pennsylvania, the hometown favorite. Pennsylvania smashed Missouri 18-0 Friday.
The winner of Monday’s game won’t play again until Wednesday.
Northwood will have practice sessions in fielding and hitting Saturday.
Northwood bios here.
Alex Edmondson pitched a no-hitter and batted the Northwood Little League to a first round win in the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., Friday. Northwood (Southeast) beat Cranston, R.I. (Northeast), 7-1. Terrence Gist blasted a mammoth home at Lamade Stadium.
Meet the players of the Northwood Little League team that won the Southeast Regional to advance to the Little League World Series. Photography by Jana Candler.