The 2021 Little League World Series is in full swing as some of baseball’s brightest young players have taken center stage in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. However, one little leaguer has clearly shined above the rest.
Gavin Weir, a pitcher from Sioux Falls Little League representing South Dakota, has been absolutely dominant in his time leading up to and at the annual event. Between districts, states, regionals and the Little League World Series, the youngster has been nearly untouchable.
Over his last 37.2 innings, Weir has given up no earned runs and allowed just a single hit. During that span, he’s thrown 526 pitches and has tallied 100 strikeouts, which is basically unheard of.
That means he’s fanned 100 of 113, or 88 percent, of the batters that he’s faced in his last seven starts.
EVER SEEN A STAT LINE LIKE THIS?! 🤯
Gavin Weir has been on a TEAR en route to and during the #LLWS 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PwYr9ynOiJ
— ESPN (@espn) August 22, 2021
Weir’s pitching motion has already drawn comparisons to Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale. The little leaguer’s delivery certainly is unique and has to be a nightmare for other 12-year-old’s to face.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the two, courtesy of Pitching Ninja:
Gavin Weir vs. Chris Sale. 😀 pic.twitter.com/qSCg2uOwHK
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 20, 2021
Here’s some more highlights of what Weir did against Louisiana when he almost threw a complete game, no-hitter in South Dakota’s Little League World Series opener last Friday.
GAVIN WEIR DID IT AGAIN
The twelve year-old in his three LLWS starts so far:
16.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 45 K 🤯pic.twitter.com/fFnSCyykCD
— Farm To Fame (@FarmToFame_) August 21, 2021
Weir has not only shown out on the mound, but he blasted the decisive, game-winning home-run in South Dakota’s 3-0 win over Oregon on Sunday. Due to Little League World Series pitch count rules, he wasn’t able to pitch in the game, but showed that he also has plenty of talent in the batter’s box.
Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani would be proud.
Weir and South Dakota will play next at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday against California with a spot in the semifinals on the line. The game will be televised on ESPN.
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