I had the pleasure of watching a pitching duel between West (East Lake – Chula Vista, CA) play Great Lakes (Gross Pointe, MI). Both pitchers were tough. It was a pitching duel right from the start. The game wasn’t decided until the Great Lakes pitcher reached the pitching limit and a reliever was brought in.
The pitcher from Chula Vista, Grant Holman, had a no hitter going into the bottom of the 6th. He was up against the pitch limit as well. He started the inning at 77 and 85 is the limit.
He got the first two batters out with one pitch to go. LLWS rules state that the pitcher may finish the at bat before leaving the game. He faced that last batter and got him out.
Though there have been six no hitters in Little League World Series history, four of those have been combined. Only one person had pitched a no hitter alone…until now.
Grant Holman, you get your name in the LLWS record books!
What a great game of baseball!