Hastings and Sioux Falls are both in action today at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania after picking up the first victory in their respective program’s history.
Hastings, who beat New Jersey 5-2 on Thursday, takes on World Series favorite Hawaii while Sioux Falls, which had a combined no-hitter in topping Louisiana 2-0 on Friday, meets Oregon.
There is no international bracket at the LLWS this year because of COVID travel limits, but there are still 16 teams in Williamsport.
The fill the gap, the runners-up in the 8 regional tournaments also made it this year and are identified by the letter B after their region.
Those teams, including Sioux Falls, have been far from “B” teams as they won 5 of the 8 first-round games.