Midway LL SB Advances To Final

Portland, Ore. (August 16, 2011) -- The Midway 12-year-old All-Star softball team is one game away from reclaiming the Little League World Series title. Midway defeated Wilkes County, North Carolina 9-5 in the semifinals Tuesday night.

Midway will face Sterling, Illinois in the championship game set for 6 p.m. CDT and will be aired nationally on ESPN2. Sterling beat Midway in the first game of pool play 2-0.

Midway struck first in the top of the first inning, thanks to a 2-run double by Kinley Brown. Wilkes County answered with two runs of its own in the bottom of the frame. After a scoreless second inning, Midway exploded for five runs in the top of the third, extending their lead to 7-2. Midway would tack on runs in the fourth and sixth inning.

Kaitlyn LaValley pitched a complete game in the circle, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits and striking out three.

Midway aims for its 12th overall Little League World Series title, and its first since 2004.

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  • by Kam Location: Waco on Aug 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    I saw the game. It was a game of pretty much defense and Midway held solid except for maybe two blunders. The Midway pitcher was not in anyway phased by being in the circle. She did a great job and let her defense help her out but also jammed a lot of batters. The only thing I saw was from the lead off Midway batter #4 giving the umpire attitude because she did not like a pitch. I saw that twice. When my neighbor played select softball that attitude got you benched pretty quick...Other than that the team was pretty level headed. I have to hit mute when watching softball the commentators and the chants annoy me.
  • by Cindi Location: waco on Aug 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    I am so proud of you young ladies, yall are doing a great job. Good luck in the championship game. I would also like to tell my little niece, Kaitlyn Lavalley, you rocked it last night. I love you and keep up the good work.
  • by Kyle Wiley Location: Groesbeck, Texas on Aug 17, 2011 at 09:34 AM
  • by Tanya Location: Waco on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:27 PM
    Good luck to my little cousin Michelle Olvera!!!
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