New York Beats Goodlettsville In U.S. Championship Of World Series

Posted at 4:58 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 18:25:13-04

The City of Goodlettsville gathered together to cheer on the Goodlettsville All Stars who played against a team from Central New York in the U.S. Championship game of the Little League World Series.

The game ended just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday with Goodlettsville falling to the team from Endwell, New York. The final score was 2-4.

With Goodlettsville’s loss, they’ve been set to face off against Panama, the team that lost to South Korea in the International Championship game.

Goodlettsville will face Panama around 9 a.m. Sunday in the consolation game.

New York will face South Korea at 2 p.m. Sunday for the World Championship game.

Those at the watch party back home here in Tennessee said they were proud of the team from Goodlettsville and just wanted to come out and support the boys who had worked so hard to make it extremely far.

According to the fans, the score didn’t matter as long as the team had a great experience.


Michael Mancini led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in the U.S. final.

The Mid-Atlantic champs will try to win their first title against international winner South Korea on Sunday. South Korea beat Panama 7-2 earlier Saturday in the international final.

Mancini allowed just one hit through 4 2/3 innings. Billy Dundon drove in two runs, and Jack Hopko and James Fellows each had an RBI.

Jon Luke Simmons broke up Mancini's no-hit bid in the top of the fifth.

Down to his team's last out, Zach McWilliams gave Tennessee life with a two-run homer off Jude Abbadessa in the top of the sixth. McWilliams' blast halved New York's lead, but Abbadessa struck out Carson Rucker to end the game.