A Tennessee infielder made a a major league play during the remarkable Little League World Series U.S. Championship Game against a resilient California squad in Williamsport, Pa. Saturday.
Lorenzo Butler, the Tennessee team's second baseman dove to his left to snare a ground ball then — while sitting on the ground — tossed the ball to the first baseman for the out.
And, oh yeah, he also had nine RBIs on three home runs to lead his team to a wild 24-16 victory on the world's biggest Little League stage. The exciting game lasted over three hours and was worth every minute.
The Southeast representatives went on to defeat the kids from the West in seven innings after California scored 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 15-all. Tennessee answered with nine in the extra inning and will represent the U.S. for the first time against Japan in the LLWS Championship Game on Sunday.
Every year these boys seem to make bigger and better plays than the summer before. Add this Butler gem plus his three-homer feat to this year's highlight reel.
Butler's mom was in the stands to watch her son's unbelievable day. You know she had a lot to cheer for.