TEXAS 11 WASHINGTON 4
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Layne Roblyer hit his second home run of the tournament, helping Pearland, Texas, to an 11-4 victory over Lynnwood, Washington, on Monday in the Little League World Series.
Roblyer, who homered against Philadelphia on Sunday, had a three-run shot in the third inning against Lynnwood, which was eliminated.
Pearland (2-1) scored early, getting a run in the first inning followed by Roblyer’s shot to the lawn seats in right field. Christian Terranova scored on a passed ball in the fourth inning.
Pearland led 5-0 before Lynnwood (1-2) got on the scoreboard with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Two doubles and a single from the Northwest regional champions made the deficit reasonable, but Pearland scored five runs on two wild pitches, a passed ball and a single in the sixth to seal the win.
ILLINOIS 8 RHODE ISLAND 7
Joshua Houston tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning lifted Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West to an 8-7 victory over Cumberland, Rhode Island in the Little League World Series.
After Darion Radcliff’s RBI single tied the score, Houston stepped drove a line drive down the left field line to bring in pinch-runner Lawrence Noble from second base.
Cumberland scored five runs in the bottom of the third to take a 7-6 lead, but couldn’t score in the last two innings and was eliminated.
The team from Chicago will face Texas today in another elimination game.
VENEZUELA 2 PUERTO RICO 1
Ronny Medina struck out nine in five sparkling innings, and Venezuela beat Puerto Rico 2-1 in an elimination game in the Little League World Series.
Yadiel Santana scored on a passed ball in the first, but that was it for Puerto Rico. Medina allowed two hits.
Venezuela next plays Mexico this afternoon. Mexico beat Australia 6-2 earlier in the day.
Venezuela scored in each of the first two innings. Julio Rejon homered in the first, and Jorge Cabrera swiped third in the second and went on to take home when catcher Alvin Martínez overthrew third on the play.
MEXICO 6 AUSTRALIA 2
Erick Vela hit a three-run, go-ahead homer and Mexico beat Australia 6-2 in the Little League World Series.
Trailing by two in the bottom of the fourth, Vela stepped to the plate with one out and men on second and third. He took the first pitch he saw deep to right field to put Mexico ahead by two.
On the mound for Mexico, Aldair Tellez pitched 5? innings and struck out 12 Australians.
Australia was eliminated.
CZECH REPUBLIC 5 SOUTH DAKOTA 3
Daniel Vigoren’s go-ahead double and two errors by the Czech Republic helped Rapid City, South Dakota, win 5-3 at the Little League World Series.
Vigoren hit a line drive to the right field gap after Colton Hartford scored the tying run when he got in a rundown between third and home and Czech Republic pitcher Tomas Oppelt made a throwing error to third base.
Vigoren later scored on an overthrow by Czech Republic shortstop Marek Krejcirik.
Czech Republic’s Miroslav Krivanek tied the game at 2 in the top of the fifth with a bloop RBI double into shallow right field. Krivanek took third on the throw and scored on a wild pitch moments later.
Krejcirik homered in the game’s first at-bat. In the third inning, Rapid City took the lead with a two-run double into the left field gap by Matthew Hegre.