Pacific to play Pearland, Texas, in LLWS elimination game on Monday

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Zion Spearman scored on shortstop Matt Adams’ two-out throwing error to first base in the sixth inning to give Philadelphia a 7-6 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Sunday night in the Little League World Series.

Pearland will play Pacific Little League of Lynnwood on Monday in an elimination game.

Scott Bandura reached on a bunt leading off the sixth. Two outs later, Spearman tied it with a line-drive triple into the left-center gap.

Mo’ne Davis had a bloop RBI single in the first inning for Philadelphia (2-0) to became the sixth girl to get a hit in LLWS history. On Friday in the team’s opener, she threw a two-hitter and struck out eight in a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tennessee.

Pearland (1-1) had a four-run fifth to take a 6-3 lead. Cole Smajstrla hit a three-run home run and Layne Roblyer, who homered earlier, had an RBI single. Philadelphia cut it to 6-5 in the bottom of the inning on RBI base hits by Spearman and Kai Cummings.

Pearland will play Pacific Little League of Lynnwood on Monday in an elimination game.

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