2012 Little League World Series

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2012 Little League World Series
Little League World Series official logo 2012.png
DatesAugust 16–August 26
Teams participating16
ChampionTokyo Kitasuna Little League
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Runner-upGoodlettsville Baseball Little League
United States Tennessee Goodlettsville, Tennessee
← 2011 Little League World Series 2013 →

The 2012 Little League World Series started in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on August 16 and ended on August 26. Eight teams from the United States and eight from throughout the world competed in the 66th edition of this tournament. Tokyo Kitasuna Little League of Tokyo, Japan, defeated Goodlettsville Baseball Little League of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, 12–2 in the World Championship game. For the country of Japan, it was the eighth LLWS championship overall, and the second in three years. This was the last World Series to feature players born in the 1900s.


United States International
Indiana New Castle, Indiana
Great Lakes Region
New Castle Little League
Chinese Taipei Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei
Asia-Pacific Region
Kuei-Shan Little League
New Jersey Parsippany, New Jersey
Mid-Atlantic Region
Par-Troy East Little League
British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada Canada Region
Hastings Community Little League
Nebraska Kearney, Nebraska
Midwest Region
Kearney Little League
Curaçao Willemstad, Curaçao
Caribbean Region
Pariba Little League
Connecticut Fairfield, Connecticut
New England Region
Fairfield American Little League
Germany Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Europe Region
KMC American Little League
Oregon Gresham, Oregon
Northwest Region
Gresham National Little League
Tokyo Tokyo
Japan Japan Region
Tokyo Kitasuna Little League
Tennessee Goodlettsville, Tennessee
Southeast Region
Goodlettsville Baseball Little League
Panama Aguadulce, Panama
Latin America Region
Aguadulce Cabezera Little League
Texas San Antonio, Texas
Southwest Region
McAllister Park National Little League
Tamaulipas Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Mexico Mexico Region
Oriente Little League
California Petaluma, California
West Region
Petaluma National Little League
Uganda Lugazi, Uganda
Middle East-Africa Region
Lugazi Little League


The drawing to determine the opening round pairings, as well as the unveiling of the schedule, took place on June 14, 2012.[1]

United States bracket

August 16 – Game 2
Indiana Indiana4
August 19 – Game 15
Oregon Oregon0
August 16 – Game 4
New Jersey New Jersey2
August 22 – Game 24
Texas Texas5
August 17 – Game 6
California California6
August 19 – Game 14
Connecticut Connecticut4
August 17 – Game 8
Nebraska Nebraska1
Tennessee Tennessee12
August 25 – U.S. championship (F/7)
August 18 – Game 10
August 20 – Game 18 (F/8)
 New Jersey10
 New Jersey4
August 21 – Game 22
August 18 – Game 12 (F/5)
August 20 – Game 20
August 24 – Game 26 (F/5)

International bracket

August 16 – Game 1
Japan Japan7
August 19 – Game 16 (F/9)
Curaçao Curaçao0
August 16 – Game 3 (F/4)
 Chinese Taipei0
Germany Germany1
August 22 – Game 23
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei14
August 17 – Game 5
Mexico Mexico9
August 19 – Game 13
Canada Canada13
August 17 – Game 7
Panama Panama9
Uganda Uganda3
August 25 – International championship
August 18 – Game 9 (F/4)
August 20 – Game 17
August 21 – Game 21
August 18 – Game 11 (F/4)
August 20 – Game 19
 Chinese Taipei3
August 23 – Game 25

Crossover games

Teams that lose their first two games get to play a crossover game against a team from the other side of the bracket that also lost its first two games. These games are labeled Game A and Game B.

Game A
August 20 – Lamade Stadium (F/4)
United States Nebraska Nebraska17
Germany Germany1
Game B
August 21 – Lamade Stadium
United States Oregon Oregon2
Uganda Uganda3

Consolation game

The consolation game is played between the loser of the United States championship and the loser of the International championship.

Consolation game
August 26 – Lamade Stadium
Panama Panama4
United States California California12

World Championship

Little League World Championship
August 26 – Lamade Stadium (F/5)
United States Tennessee Tennessee2
Japan Japan12

Champions path

The Tokyo Kitasuna LL reached the LLWS by winning all 8 of their Tokyo and national tournament games.[2] In total, they went undefeated with a 13–0 record.

Round Opposition Result
All-Tokyo Tournament
Winner's Bracket Round Tokyo Jōhoku LL 11–0
Winner's Bracket Quarterfinals Chōfu LL 10–5
Winner's Bracket Semifinals Koganei LL 10–1
Winner's Bracket Final Musashi Fuchū LL 7–2
Japan Regional
Opening Round Ueda Miyami LL 8–2
Quarterfinals Iwakitaira LL 10–0 (4 inn.)
Semifinals Funabashi LL 14–4 (4 inn.)
Japan Championship Matsusaka LL 11–0 (4 inn.)


  1. ^ Communications Division (June 14, 2012). "66th Little League Baseball World Series Schedule Announced". Little League. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Japan Tournament Results". Unpage.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013.