Hawaii Defeats South Korea to Win 2018 Little League World Series

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ESPN reported that it is the first Little League World Series title for the state since 2008.

Honolulu, Hawaii's Mana Lau Kong (19) is greeted by teammates after hitting the first pitch of the baseball game from South Korea's Yeong Hyeon Kim for a solo home run in the first inning of the Little League World Series Championship in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.

Oda and Hawaii jumped out in front of South Korea with a 1-0 lead before blanking South Korea en route to a 3-0 win.

In the U.S. Championship Game, Georgia took on Hawaii.

Ka'olu Holt started on the mound for Hawaii and pitched a complete game, allowing no runs.

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After its win, Hawaii wanted to remind every team that the real achievement was making it to Williamsport.

Against a South Korea team that hadn't surrendered a home run in the tournament, Kong drove the first pitch his team saw over the center field fence. Because we know that there's a lot of people at home watching the game. Hawaii manager Gerald Oda wouldn't say who he was starting for the tournament title. Kea tossed six shutout innings against Georgia in the first match-up between the two teams, and ended the game in the 11th inning with a walk-off home run.

"We always talk about how it's 'We over Me, ' and he did what we needed to score a run", catcher Bruce Boucher said, referencing the slogan that appeared on the back of the Honolulu team's jerseys during its run to South Williamsport.

"I want to go to the beach", he said.

The all stars from Seoul, South Korea took home the worldwide championship in another thrilling game earlier on Saturday, defeating Kawaguchi, Japan, 2-1.

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