"It's not a bad deal," said coach Roland Watkins. "As (manager Aston Cave) called it the other day, we're sort of Team Incognito. We'd rather stay under the radar because that allows us to focus on the things we need to do."
Butler also believes his team might take it as a challenge, so thoroughly was it beaten in the first meeting.
Maybe so. But Las Vegas has had an easier time in the tournament than scorekeepers have had spelling Kryszczuk.
"We played them before and beat them 13 2," said Austin Kryszczuk, who had three hits in as many at bats, scored three times and had three RBIs in that game. "We Air Force 1 White High On Feet
Chicago manager Darold Butler actually believes the lopsided loss to Las Vegas helped his team focus in its 6 5 knockout win over Philadelphia.
Winning in obscurity is just fine with the team from the desert.
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Despite its domination, Las Vegas has gone relatively unnoticed through the tournament.
East Region champ Philadelphia and megawatt star Mo'ne Davis have stolen a lot of the headlines along with Chicago. The Jackie Robinson West squad is the first Urban Initiative team to reach the World Series since 2002.
really did feel like the game we lost was a blessing," Butler said.
"You never know what you're going to get, you never know who's going to show up at the field that day," is how Bob Kryszczuk, a coach and Austin's dad, put it. "As a coaching staff, we just try to keep them relaxed. Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. Name calling, crude language and personal abuse are not welcome. Moderators will monitor comments with an eye toward maintaining a high level of civility in this forum. Our comment policy explains the rules of the road for registered commenters.
Getting 12 and 13 year olds to focus is an uphill task, as any parent knows. Certainly, coaches know it, too.
Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch
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But Cave and his coaching staff must be doing a good job of it, because their team has run ruled two teams already (an umpire calls the game when a team Nike Air Force Black And White High
"It's hard to beat a team twice," he said. "These guys here are so competitive and they want a shot. I can't see (this) game being exactly like it was the first time. We're going to be prepared."
is up by 10 or more runs after the four innings).
Leadoff hitter Zach Hare, who also drove in three runs and scored three against Chicago, believes he and his teammates have to guard against being overconfident or expecting a repeat in the rematch.
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"Some people may think it's going to be easy or something," he said. "We'll just have to keep our minds straight and work harder."
expected a dogfight that game. But (this time) it's not going to be 13 2. This game is going to be, like, 2 1. A very tight game."
A Las Vegas team had never before reached the Little League World Series. Now it's within one more win of taking on an International team the winner between Seoul and Tokyo, also on Saturday in the championship game a day later.
In the Aug. 17 meeting with Chicago, Las Vegas outhit Jackie Robinson West 13 2 behind Brennan Holligan's sterling pitching. He struck out six and walked two, making short work of the game thanks to the offensive onslaught backing him.
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