The Series features elite 11 and 12-year-old youth baseball players from around the world, including Little Rock.
Southwest 5, New England 8
New England (Newtown, Conn.) outlasted Southwest (Little Rock) on Saturday after five lead changes, scoring an 8-5 win at Fenway Park.
New England pulled out the win thanks to a strong fourth inning, where they scored on a two-run single by Lucas O'Brien off Noah Fowler, scoring Sam Grossano and Ryan Kost.
Adam Bergeron led New England's offensive threat, getting on base three times in the game and doubling in the fifth inning.
Connor Cline racked up three RBIs on three hits for Southwest.
He also singled in the first and third inning and doubled in the fourth inning.
New England never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning.
"I feel great about our team's performance.
We played well in all aspects of the game, we had a lot of good hits, played great defense and [Jason] Hebner pitched the entire game.
We also had no errors, which ended up making a big difference in the game.
Our number two and three batters came through in big spots to give us a great first win in the tournament."
New England region, Newtown, Conn.
Japan 12, Republic of Korea 1
Japan shut the door early on Korea, capturing a 12-1 victory on Saturday at Cal Sr. Yard. With seven runs in the first three innings, Japan left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
A three-run home run by Tomoya Koike and a solo home run by Kosuke Ito during the second inning supplied the early offense for Japan.
Shunsuke Yano got the win for Japan allowing just one run over two innings.
Midwest Plains 8, Ohio Valley 7
After seven lead changes in Saturday's game at Fenway Park, Midwest Plains (Lamar, Colo.) finally pulled out an 8-7 win over Ohio Valley (Mattoon, Ill.).
Midwest Plains finally managed to grab the lead after an RBI single by Andres Guevara in the sixth inning.
Midwest Plains came out swinging, scoring three runs in the first inning to jump ahead of Ohio Valley early in the game.
Lucas Salazar racked up four RBIs on three hits for Midwest Plains.
Ohio Valley managed just one hit off of Midwest pitcher Colton Eberhardt, who allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out three during his three innings of work.
Pacific NW 3, MD State 13
Maryland took down Pacific Northwest (Longview, Wash.) 13-3 on Saturday at Nationals Park after slamming Pacific Northwest with seven runs in the fourth inning.
Jake Heskett went a perfect 1-1 at the plate for Maryland hitting a homer in the first inning.
It was a good day at the plate for Pacific Northwest's Jack Jr. Childers who went 1-2, drove in one and scored one run.
Pitcher Brendan Collins got it done on the bump allowing three runs over three innings striking out five.
Dominican Republic 15, Australia 1
Despite a rain delay in the sixth inning, Dominican Republic's offense was too much for Australia. After a strong start, Dominican Republic captured a 15-1 victory on Saturday at Cal Sr. Yard.
In the first inning, a three-run home run by Luis Almanzar, a solo home run by Nick Ramirez, a solo home run by Pedro Reyes and a two-run single by Jorge Mercedes supplied the early offense for Dominican Republic.
Pitcher Pablo Sanchez shut down Australia, giving up just one hit, allowing no earned runs and striking out three during his two innings on the mound.
Reyes followed in his footsteps, allowing only one run over three innings.
Dominican Republic pounded Australia pitching, as six hitters combined for 12 hits, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
Mexico 10, Canada 1
After inclement weather delayed start of the game, Mexico jumped out to an early lead against Canada, capturing a 10-0 victory on Saturday at Cal Sr. Yard.
Mexico put the game away early as they scored six runs in the first three innings.
Ismael Guerrero from Mexico scored a two-single run to put some points on the board early.
Mexico's Juan Escarpita was perfect at the dish, going 2-2.
He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fourth inning.
Oscar Contreras brought the heat against Canada during his outing.
He gave up just one hit and struck out three during his three innings as pitcher.
Pool play continues today as Midwest Plains takes on Southeast at Cal Sr. Yard and the MD State Champs take on Pacific Southwest at Fenway Park.
In addition, the complete schedule and CRWS information is located on the tournament website (click here).