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Little League World Series

Pennsylvania, R.I. post wins

Associated Press / August 24, 2011

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Pennsylvania party rolled on at the Little League World Series.

The hometown favorites from Clinton County overcame a rocky start with a six-run first inning then held on for a 7-5 win last night over Warner Robins, Ga., before another raucous crowd under the Lamade Stadium lights.

Brandon Miller got the offense going again with a leadoff single before coming around to score on Landon Breon’s two-run single. Miller, Pennsylvania’s 12-year-old sparkplug, finished the scoring in the frantic first with an RBI infield single.

Georgia had the winning run at the plate with two runners on with two outs in the sixth, but reliever Tyler McCloskey got a ground out to end the game.

Cumberland, R.I. 8, Netherlands 7 - Colin Cannata scored on an error in the sixth to give the New Englanders their first win in a consolation game.

An earthquake centered in Virginia briefly rattled Lamade Stadium during the game, but play never stopped, and Rhode Island’s players said they never felt the rumbling on the field.

The giddy players created their own mini-rumblings when they mobbed Cannata in foul territory after he scored.

“There was an earthquake,’’ manager David Belisle asked incredulously afterward. “Is that right?’’

Japan 4, Canada 0 - Ken Igeta had an RBI double to start a three-run third, and Asuya Otsuka added an RBI triple in Hamamatsu City’s victory over Langley, British Columbia.

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