The Little League Baseball Great Lakes Regional tournament resumed on Monday afternoon with Burlington, Wisconsin taking on Olney, Illinois in a opening round match up.
The game got started with Wisconsin pitcher Markus Thomsen notching two strikeouts in the first inning, with the other out coming on a groundout to second base. Thomsen then led off the bottom of the inning with a base hit to center field. It would be the first of what would be three hits on the day for Thomsen. Thomsen then advanced to second when Cody Carlson singled to left field. Ethan Safar then hit a double to right center field to score both runners. When the inning was finished, Wisconsin had a 4-0 lead over Illinois.
Illinois had no success hitting Thomsen, as they did not have a base runner through the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth, Wisconsin scored their tenth run of the game, which ended the game via the mercy rule, meaning that Thomsen threw a perfect game, striking out nine while going 3-3 at the plate. He also scored the winning run for Wisconsin.
It was the first no-hitter at a regional tournament or the Little League World Series since 2012 when Will Lucas from Fairfield, Connecticut threw a no-hitter at the World Series.
Wisconsin now moves on to the semifinals on Thursday when they play Kentucky, with the winner going to the regional final. Illinois, meanwhile will play Ohio on Tuesday morning in an elimination game.