Grant Holman Throws No-Hitter In Little World Series

Grant Holman Throws No-Hitter In Little World SeriesThe Little League World Series usually takes us back to a time when teamwork was really the most important thing, but it’s hard not to be impressed by the individual effort of California pitcher Grant Holman on the big stage.

‘Epic run’

The 6’4″, 166-pound 13-year-old is having a week to remember on the diamond. Sports Center has the details of his epic run through the tournament thus far:

“Grant Holman is a 6-foot-4,13-year-old on Chula Vista, CA. In LLWS, he has a no-hitter, grand slam & 3-run HR. Quite a run, young fella.”

Perhaps the most amazing aspect of Holman’s tear through the tournament has been the clutch factor of it all. His no-no was made all the more impressive by the fact that opposing pitcher Chad Lorkowski only allowed one hit to the leadoff batter in the first inning before being pulled for going over the 85-pitch limit.

Had Holman not held the other team hitless, his California squad might not have even won its first game.


‘Clutch moment’

Holman’s grand slam came in the West team’s second tournament game with his team already ahead 11-3 in the fourth inning. Even with the comfortable lead, Holman took it upon himself to end the game, as the base-clearing home run allowed California to call it a night thanks to the Little League mercy rule.

But Holman saved his most clutch moment for last. In the team’s most recent game against New England representative Westport, Conn., Holman put an end to yet another extra-innings game when he bashed a three-run home run over the center-field wall to give his team the victory and a berth in the United States championship game.

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Source: Alex Ballentine | Bleacher Report

Image: Sporting News

Miami Heat Wins Repeat Title In Game 7 Against San Antonio Spurs

Miami Heat Wins Repeat Title Game 7 Against San Antonio SpursLeBron James scores 37 points and grabs 12 rebounds and hits some clutch shots late to lead the Heat to a 95-88 victory over the Spurs in Game 7 for the Heat’s second consecutive NBA Championship. James was the Finals MVP.

‘Consecutive Finals MVP’

Check out the LeBron James’ records for this NBA season:

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LeBron James joins Michael Jordan and Bill Russell as only players in NBA history to win back-to-back regular-season MVPs & NBA titles.

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James: 5th player to win consecutive Finals MVP awards (Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Hakeem Olajuwon).


‘Highest average in NBA history’

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Hail King James

! LeBron’s 37 points are MOST in NBA Finals clincher since @Shaq in 2000 (41 points).

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LeBron James’ 34.4 PPG in Game 7s is the highest average in NBA history (among players w/ 2+ games).

Now that this season is over, we can all get some breathing space and charge up for the next intense and action-packed season.

Did you watch the whole heart-stopping NBA Finals? Are you a Miami Heat of a San Antonio Spurs fan? Feel free to share your inputs regarding this intense deciding game. Let your voice be heard via the comment box below!

 

Source: Tristan Thornburgh | Bleacher Report

Image: Sports Illustrated