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2008 Little League World Series
Dates August 15 – August 24
Teams participating 16
Champion Waipio Little League
United StatesHawaii Waipi`o, Hawaii
Runner-up Matamoros Little League
Mexico Matamoros, Mexico

The 2008 Little League World Series, was held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It began on August 15 and ended August 24. Eight teams from the United States and eight from throughout the world competed to decide the winner of the 62nd installment of the Little League World Series.



Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Maryland Hagerstown, MD
Mid-Atlantic Region
Hagerstown Federal
Connecticut Shelton, CT
New England Region
Shelton National
Curaçao Curaçao
Caribbean Region
Saudi Arabia Dhahran
MEA Region
Arabian American
Washington Mill Creek, WA
Northwest Region
Mill Creek
Hawaii Waipi`o, HI
West Region
Mexico Matamoros
Mexico Region
Japan Tokyo
Japan Region
Edogawa Minami
Louisiana Lake Charles, LA
Southwest Region
South Lake Charles
Florida Tampa, FL
Southeast Region
Citrus Park
Italy Emilia
Europe Region
Canada Surrey, BC
Canada Region
White Rock-South Surrey
Indiana Jeffersonville, IN
Great Lakes Region
Jefferson/GRC American
South Dakota Rapid City, SD
Midwest Region
Canyon Lake
Guam Yona, Guam
Asia-Pacific Region
Venezuela Maracaibo
Latin America Region



Pool play

The top two teams in each pool move on to their respective semifinals. The winners of each will meet on August 24 to play for the Little League World Championship. Teams marked in green qualified to the knockout stage, while teams marked in red were eliminated.

Ties are broken based on records in head-to-head competition among tied teams. In the event of a three-way tie for first place, the tie is broken by calculating the ratio of runs allowed to defensive innings played for all teams involved in the tie. The team with the lowest runs-per-defensive-inning ratio is ranked first and advances. Second place is determined by the head-to-head result of the other two teams. If the three-way tie is for 2nd place, the runs-per-defensive-inning ratio rule is used. The team with the lowest run ratio advances, the other two teams are eliminated.

 United States

Pool A
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Louisiana Southwest 2-1 7 0.412
2 Washington Northwest 2-1 12 0.706
3 Maryland Mid-Atlantic 2-1 21 1.235
4 Indiana Great Lakes 0-3 15 1.285
  • Southwest wins pool based on defensive run ratio. Northwest is the runner-up based on win against Mid-Atlantic.
Pool B
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Hawaii West 3-0 7 0.389
2 Florida Southeast 2-1 12 0.750
3 Connecticut New England 1-2 15 0.833
4 South Dakota Midwest 0-3 25 1.667

All times US EDT. Team batting in latter half of inning in italics.

Pool Team 1 Score Team 2 Score Time (Venue)
August 15
B South Dakota Midwest 0 (4 inn.) Florida Southeast 10 2pm (Volunteer Stadium)
B Connecticut New England 1 Hawaii West 3 6pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 16
A Maryland Mid-Atlantic 3 Indiana Great Lakes 2 10am (Volunteer Stadium)
B South Dakota Midwest 4 Connecticut New England 9 3:30pm (Lamade Stadium)
A Louisiana Southwest 5 Washington Northwest 1 8pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 17
A Indiana Great Lakes 0 Louisiana Southwest 9 3:30pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Florida Southeast 2 Hawaii West 10 8pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 18
A Washington Northwest 15 Maryland Mid-Atlantic 5 12pm (Lamade Stadium)
B South Dakota Midwest 4 Hawaii West 6 3pm (Lamade Stadium)
B Florida Southeast 8 (7 inn.) Connecticut New England 2 6pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 19
A Washington Northwest 3 (7 inn.) Indiana Great Lakes 2 2pm (Volunteer Stadium)
A Louisiana Southwest 4 Maryland Mid-Atlantic 6 8pm (Lamade Stadium)


Pool C
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Mexico Mexico 3-0 2 0.133
2 Curaçao Caribbean 2-1 7 0.438
3 Guam Asia-Pacific 1-2 19 1.425
4 Italy Europe 0-3 33 2.828
Pool D
Rank Region Record Runs Allowed Run Ratio
1 Japan Japan 3-0 7 0.368
2 Venezuela Latin America 2-1 6 0.316
3 Canada Canada 1-2 22 1.222
4 Saudi Arabia MEA 0-3 24 1.412

All times US EDT. Team batting in latter half of inning in italics.

Pool Team 1 Score Team 2 Score Time (Venue)
August 15
D Canada Canada 1 Venezuela Latin America 8 4pm (Lamade Stadium)
August 16
C Curaçao Caribbean 2 Mexico Mexico 6 11am (Lamade Stadium)
C Italy Europe 6 Guam Asia-Pacific 7 1pm (Volunteer Stadium)
D Japan Japan 5 Saudi Arabia MEA 0 6pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 17
C Italy Europe 0 (4 inn.) Mexico Mexico 12 12pm (Lamade Stadium)
D Canada Canada 3 Japan Japan 9 1pm (Volunteer Stadium)
D Venezuela Latin America 12 Saudi Arabia MEA 0 6pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 18
C Guam Asia-Pacific 0 Mexico Mexico 10 1pm (Volunteer Stadium)
C Curaçao Caribbean 14 Italy Europe 1 4pm (Volunteer Stadium)
August 19
D Venezuela Latin America 4 (7 inn.) Japan Japan 5 12pm (Lamade Stadium)
D Canada Canada 7 Saudi Arabia MEA 5 4pm (Lamade Stadium)
C Curaçao Caribbean 3 Guam Asia-Pacific 0 6pm (Volunteer Stadium)

Elimination round

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
20 August - 4pm - Lamade        
 Japan Tokyo, Japan  11
23 August – 12:30pm - Lamade
 Curaçao Willemstad, Curacao  4  
 Japan Tokyo, Japan  4
21 August - 4pm - Lamade
   Mexico Matamoros, Mexico   5  
 Mexico Matamoros, Mexico  5
24 August – 3:30pm - Lamade
 Venezuela Maracaibo, Venezuela  2  
 Mexico Matamoros, Mexico  3
20 August - 8pm - Lamade
   Hawaii Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi  12
 Hawaii Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi  9
23 August – 3:30pm - Lamade
 Washington Mill Creek, Washington  4  
 Hawaii Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi  7 Third place
21 August - 8pm - Lamade
   Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana  5  
 Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana  6  Japan Tokyo, Japan  4
 Florida Tampa, Florida  1    Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana  3
24 August - 12pm - Volunteer
2008 Little League World Series Champions
United States Hawaii
Waipio Little League
Waipiʻo, Hawaiʻi

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