Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances at LLWS
South Williamsport, Pa. — Joshua Houston’s tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning lifted Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West to an 8-7 victory over Cumberland, R.I., on Monday night 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.
Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 1
South Williamsport, Pa. — Ronny Medina struck out nine in five sparkling innings, and Venezuela beat Puerto Rico in an elimination game.
Pearland 11, Lynnwood 4
South Williamsport, Pa. — Layne Roblyer hit his second home run of the tournament, helping Pearland, Texas, to a victory over Lynnwood, Wash.
Mexico 6, Australia 2
South Williamsport, Pa. — Erick Vela hit a three-run, go-ahead homer and Mexico beat Australia at the Little League World Series.
Rapid City 5, Czech Republic 3
South Williamsport, Pa. — Daniel Vigoren’s go-ahead double and two errors by the Czech Republic helped Rapid City, S.D., to a win.
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.