Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores team loses elimination game in Little League World Series

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The Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores little league team. (LLBWS.org)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores little league team lost Saturday 15-5 against the Holbrook little league team from Jackson, N.J.

The loss eliminated the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores team from the Little League World Series.

Great Lakes Regional champs

Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores got a chance to represent Michigan in the Great Lakes regional, but it's been a while since the state took home a regional title.

The tournament got off to a rough start for Michigan, as it lost its first game to Ohio, 10-2. The loss dropped Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores immediately into the loser's bracket of the double-elimination tournament, leaving a steep uphill battle for the boys from Wayne County.

The journey almost ended the following day, as Michigan squeaked by Indiana, 4-3, to keep its season alive.

After that close call, Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores never looked back. The offense jumped all over Kentucky on Aug. 10, winning 10-0 to advance to the regional semifinals and setting up a rematch with Ohio.

This time it was all Michigan, which jumped on Ohio's pitching early and cruised to an 11-3 win. The last team standing between Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores and Williamsport was an undefeated Illinois squad.

The team from Hinsdale, Illinois, jumped out to a 2-1 lead through three innings, and Michigan's offense couldn't get anything going. But it exploded in the fifth inning, picking up five runs and carrying Michigan to a 6-3 win.

Full Little League World Series tournament bracket

The Little League Baseball World Series bracket was released earlier this week, and features eight teams from the United States and eight teams from the rest of the world.

You can view the full bracket below, or click here to view it in a separate tab.

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