Lare To Work Plate For World Consolation Game
Maine umpire Troy Lare will finish his work at the Little League World Series by calling the balls and strikes in the consolation game on ESPN today at 10am.
The game features Georgia from the USA and Japan as the international team. Both teams lost Saturday for the chance to play in the title game later today.
Lare says he has had a blast getting the chance to be in Williamsport for the past 10 days. He is just the fifth Maine umpire to work Little League's biggest event.
He had the plate for the very first game of the world series and now finishes with another chance to be plate umpire. In between, Lare has worked every spot on the field - first base, second base, third base, leftfield line and rightfield line. There are 16 umpires from all over the world volunteering their time for the LLWS.
Lare is a Bangor firefighter and has worked Little Leagues, high school, American Legion and college games for years.
NOTE: The LLWS Championship game will feature Hawaii vs South Korea.