Live Updates: Tunkhannock Softball Wins 17-0 At LLWS
The Tunkhannock majors softball team will play at 10 p.m. tonight against Europe-Africa (Northwest Czech Republic) in the Little League World Series in Portland, Oregon.
Tonight’s game is Tunkhannock’s second at the World Series. It enters 1-0 after beating Canada, 2-0, on Wednesday.
The game will be streamed on ESPN+. Visit plus.espn.com for more info.
Updates to follow after first pitch.
TOP THIRD: Czech Republic gets its first base runner of the game, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The game is over after barely an hour and Tunkhannock wins 17-0. Tunkhannock is 2-0 in the Little League World Series.
BOTTOM SECOND: Tunkhannock scratches across another run. 10-0 Tunkhannock. Ella McNeff, the leadoff hitter, comes up with two outs and runners on the corners. Wild pitch. 11-0 Tunkhannock. RBI hit scores Kerr. 12-0. All three runs this inning have been scored with two outs. Tunkhannock has the bases loaded with two outs and Czech Republic is going to a relief pitcher. Three-run double scores three. 15-0. Tunkhannock going for the 15-run mercy rule. 17-0. Inning over.
TOP SECOND: Three up, three down. Kaya Hannon cruises to another perfect inning. 9-0 as Tunkhannock comes back up to bat.
BOTTOM FIRST: Tunkhannock already has a 2-0 lead. Tunkhannock got runners on base and then took advantage of a bunch of errors and wild pitches to score some runs. Nobody out, two runners on. Tunkhannock looking very sharp. Tunkhannock gets another run. And another on a bases-loaded walk. 4-0. Tunkhannock batting around in the first. Tunkhannock keeps scoring. It’s up to 8-0. Tunkhannock clearly looking like the better team. 9-0 as the first ends. Tunkhannock winning.
TOP FIRST: Kaya Hannon, listed at 5-foot-4, once again gets the start for Tunkhannock. The 13-year-old has been great all postseason in the circle. Hannon strikes out the first batter. She strikes out the second batter. She strikes out the third, too. 0-0.
PREGAME: Once again, this game (and all Little League Softball World Series games) will be streamed on ESPN+. It’s a brand-new service from ESPN, essentially meant to replace the former ESPN3. There’s some original programming, a lot of live events. It’s $5 a month. Something that would have been nice to see is a pregame for Tunkhannock’s game. Even if it’s just a live shot of the field with no commentary. Since you’re not bound to the limitations of cable, it seems reasonable to offer that extra programming. But ... I digress. Game time in 15 minutes.