Philadelphia beats Pearland 7-6 in LLWS

  • Associated Press August 17, 2014
Philadelphia's Tai Shanahan, left center, celebrates his walk-off single with teammate Mo'ne Davis, center rear, and Zion Spearman (25) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against Pearland in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Philadelphia won 7-6. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT – Zion Spearman scored on shortstop Matt Adams’ two-out throwing error to first base in the sixth inning to give Philadelphia a 7-6 victory over Pearland, Texas, Sunday night in the Little League World Series.

Scott Bandura reached on a bunt leading off the sixth. Two outs later, Spearman tied it with a line-drive triple into the left-center gap.

Mo’ne Davis had a bloop RBI single in the first inning for Philadelphia (2-0) to became the sixth girl to get a hit in LLWS history. On Friday in the team’s opener, she threw a two-hitter and struck out eight in a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tennessee.

Pearland (1-1) had a four-run fifth to take a 6-3 lead. Cole Smajstrla hit a three-run home run and Layne Roblyer, who homered earlier, had an RBI single. Philadelphia cut it to 6-5 in the bottom of the inning on RBI base hits by Spearman and Kai Cummings.

Philadelphia will play Las Vegas, also 2-0, on Wednesday night.

Pearland will play Lynnwood, Washington Monday.

Tokyo 9, Mexico 5: Shozo Kamata had a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning to help Tokyo, Japan, beat Guadalupe, Mexico, 9-5 in the Little League World Series Sunday.

Las Vegas 13, Chicago 2: Brad Stone hit a grand slam in the first inning and Las Vegas hit five home runs in a 13-2 win over Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Sunday.

South Korea 8, Puerto Rico 5: Jun Hyeok Yun stole home to score the go-ahead run and South Korea beat Puerto Rico 8-5.


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