Little League World Series Winners Last 10 Years
LLWS winners list includes teams like Taylor North Little League and Maine-Endwell Little League. Both of these teams are from America.
The tournament had occurred every year except for the 2020 season when it was canceled due to the pandemic.
Here is a list of past winners of the little league world series for the last ten years:
- Hawaii - 2022
- Taylor North - 2021
- River Ridge - 2019
- Hawaii - 2018
- Tokyo Kitasuna - 2017
- Maine Endwell - 2016
- Tokyo Kitasuna - 2015
- Seoul - 2014
- Musashi Fuchu - 2013
- Tokyo Kitasuna - 2012
1. Hawaii - 2022
Hawaii from the West region won last year's World Series. They defeated Curacao 13-3 in the final game.
Before that, they beat Washington 11-1 in the opening round of the LLWS, followed by a 12-0 beatdown of New York in the second round,
Further, they defeated Texas 6-0 in round three, booking a place in the US Championship finals, where they defeated Tennessee 5-1, reaching the LLWS finals.
2. Taylor North - 2021
Taylor North from Michigan won the 2021 season, limited to US-based teams only due to the pandemic, defeating Ohio 5-2. They qualified for the tournament by winning the Great Lakes Region.
Michigan won the first two games of the tournament defeating Florida 8-0 and Texas 6-5. But in the third round, they lost 2-0 to Hawaii.
Again, they faced Texas in an elimination game and defeated them 15-6, booking another date with Hawaii. This time, Michigan beat Hawaii 2-1.
3. River Ridge - 2019
River Ridge from Louisiana, who play in the Southwest Region, won the 2019 LLWS. They started their campaign by facing Hawaii in the first round, losing 2-5.
After that, Louisiana bounced back, defeating Oregon in a close 3-2 game before handing Minnesota a 10-0 beatdown. The team beat New Jersey and Virginia in the next two-game, reaching the US Championship Finals.
In the final, they faced the team that beat them in the first round, Hawaii. However, Louisiana prevailed by 9-5, setting up an LLWS final against Curacao, winning 8-0.
4. Hawaii - 2018
Hawaii makes its second appearance on the list. The 2018 LLWS winners finished the tournament undefeated, conceding only three runs.
They started their campaign by defeating a team from Georgia in the first round, followed by an 8-3 win over Michigan. After that, they defeated New York and Georgia again to become the US Champions.
Hawaii faced South Korea in the Little League World Championship and prevailed 3-0, winning their third LLWS title.
5. Tokyo Kitasuna - 2017
Kitasuna is the last non-US team to win the Little League World Series. They defeated Texas in the finals with a score of 12-2.
The team from Japan defeated Australia in the first round, followed by South Korea and Canada. They faced Mexico in the International Championship game, beating them 5-0.
They finished the tournament undefeated, conceding just three runs and scoring 39. In total, they finished with a record of 14-1.
6. Maine Endwell - 2016
MELL is a team from New York who play in the Mid-Atlantic Region. They defeated South Korea 3-2 to become only the third team from New York to win the LLWS.
They had entered the tournament undefeated, with nineteen wins and no losses and continued that throughout the series. They defeated Rhode Island, Kentucky, and Tennessee (x2), becoming the US Champions.
The team from New York ended the tournament with an overall record of 24-0.
7. Tokyo Kitasuna - 2015
Kitasuna, in the 2015 season, also ended the tournament undefeated with five wins out of as many matches. They defeated Pennsylvania 18-11 in the final, the highest-scoring finals ever.
The title marked Japan's fourth win in six years. They entered the tournament undefeated with an 8-0 record and defeated Chinese Taipei in the first round, followed by Mexico and Venezuela in the second and third, respectively.
They again faced Mexico in the International Championship and won 1-0. Their overall record at the end was 13-0.
8. Seoul - 2014
Seoul defeated Jackie Robinson West from Chicago in the 2014 LLWS, the first time the tournament featured entire rosters of players born in the 21st century. They won the game 8-4.
The team from South Korea remained undefeated throughout the tournament defeating the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, and Japan (x2) on their way to the Little League World Championship game.
This was the third instance a team from South Korea won the LLWS. The previous two occurred in 1984 and 1985.
9. Musashi Fuchu - 2013
Musashi Fuchu from Tokyo defeated the Eastlake team from California 6-4 in the 2013 championship game. The team from Japan reached the LLWS by winning all eight games at the Tokyo and National tournament games.
They began their LLWS campaign by defeating the Czech Republic 7-2. They followed it up with victories over Chinese Taipei and Mexico.
Fuchu again faced Mexico in the International finals, defeating them 3-2 and reaching the LLWC game. They ended the tournament with an overall record of 13-0.
10. Tokyo Kitasuna - 2012
Kitasuna appear for the third time on this list as they won the 2012 LLWC, the last series to feature players born in the 1900s. They defeated Goodlettsville Baseball of Tennessee 12-2 in the final game.
This was Japan's eighth title and second in three years. Like the previous two instances, the team from Japan won the tournament undefeated with an overall record of 13-0.
They defeated Curacao, Chinese Taipei, and Panama (x2) in their bracket, becoming the International Champions.