Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Advances at LLWS

Chicago's Trey Hondras (24) delivers during the first inning against Cumberland  an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Chicago's Trey Hondras (24) delivers during the first inning against Cumberland an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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.