SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. >> Kaiden Dinh hit a walk-off single and Johnston, Iowa rallied past Warwick, Rhode Island 3-2 on Tuesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.
Miles Risley led off the bottom of the sixth inning by reaching on an error and Michael Siemer blooped a single into right field to put runners on the corners with one out. Then Jack Emanuel walked to load the bases.
After Rhode Island starter Colin Lemieux left due to a pitch limit, Josh Larson hit the first pitch to tie it at 2-2. On the next pitch, Dinh singled through the same hole on the left side to win it.
Lemieux allowed just four hits and struck out 13 in 5 1/3 innings. Iowa reliever Tyler Moore threw 60 pitches in four innings and allowed only one earned run.
Dinh led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run to tie it at 1-1. But Kenny Rix hit the second pitch of the sixth over the left-field wall to give Rhode Island a 2-1 lead.
Mexico 7, Canada 1
Victor Juarez and three relievers combined to allow one hit and no earned runs and Mexico beat Canada 7-1 on Tuesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.
Juarez threw 37 pitches over three innings and struck out seven. Mexico finished with 11 strikeouts and didn't allow a hit until Loreto Siniscalchi's single to lead off the sixth inning.
Jose Angel Leal hit a two-run homer over the trees behind the center-field wall to give Mexico, a club from San Nicolas, a 3-0 lead in the third. After two singles, Milton Gonzalez sent a shot off the bottom of the outfield wall to extend Mexico's lead to 5-0.
Siniscalchi scored on a fielder's choice in the fourth to pull Canada, a team from Vancouver, British Columbia, to 5-1. But Alejandro Trevino had a RBI double in the fifth and scored on Eduardo Gael Garcia's single to center field to make it 7-1.
Japan 6, Texas 1
Ryota Endo allowed just four hits and one earned run in five innings and had one RBI to help Tokyo, Japan beat San Antonio, Texas 6-1 on Tuesday in a consolation game of the Little League World Series.
Japan had the bases loaded with two outs in the top of the first inning when Jo Adachi laced a two-run single to right field for a 2-0 lead. Japan made it 3-0 in the second on Yujiro Moriya's base hit up the middle.
Texas pulled to 3-1 in the second when Rilan Quinones blooped a single to score Blake Compton from second.
Takumi Ito doubled to lead off the fourth, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Moriya's double over the left fielder for a 4-1 lead. In the sixth, Endo hit a double off the wall to score Moriya from first and Endo scored on Tatsuya Suzuki's single.