RHODE ISLAND 8 TENNESSEE 7
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — CJ Davock hit a two-run, two-out single in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Cumberland, Rhode Island, an 8-7 victory over Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday night in an elimination game in the Little League World Series.
Nashville scored five runs off reliever Davock in the top of the inning. With two out, Robert Hassell III hit a two-run homer to give Nashville a 6-5 lead, and Sam Slaughter added his second home run of the game.
In the bottom of the inning, Mason Matos had a one-out single to cut it to one. Nick Croteau grounded out, with the runners advancing to second and third, and Davock followed with his walk-off line drive to center.
On Monday, Cumberland will face the loser of the game Sunday between Chicago and Pearland, Texas.
Nashville will play Vancouver, British Columbia, in a consolation game Tuesday.
WASHINGTON 7 SOUTH DAKOTA 5
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Connor Walsh hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning to give Lynnwood the lead and the Washington club beat Rapid City, South Dakota, 7-5 on Saturday to remain alive in the Little League World Series.
Walsh homered off reliever Daniel Vigoren to give Lynnwood a 6-5 lead.
Rapid City was eliminated from title contention.
AUSTRALIA 10 CZECH REPUBLIC 1
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. — Callum Schipp struck out 11 batters to help Australia defeat the Czech Republic 10-1 Saturday in the Little League World Series.
Schipp tossed a three-hitter through 5? innings. The Australians helped Schipp by scoring one run in the second and fourth innings.
The Czech Republic allowed five runs on five hits in the fifth inning, and Australia added three runs in the sixth.
Javier Pelkonen went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run.
VENEZUELA 10 CANADA 0
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Ronny Medina hit a grand slam in the fifth inning Saturday, putting an early end to Venezuela’s 10-0 win over Canada at the Little League World Series.
Cesar Leonardo Vivas drove in three runs for the winners from Maracaibo, Venezuela. After striking out in his first at-bat, Vivas singled home Asnaldo Caicedo in the third, with Julio Rejon also scoring on the play because of an overthrow
Vivas added a two-run single the next inning for a five-run lead.
Medina’s slam put the mercy rule into effect.
Jose Luis Atencio allowed two hits in 4? innings and struck out six against the team from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Venezuela next plays Monday against the South Korea-Puerto Rico winner.