Pa. team beats Texas 3-0 for spot in US title game at LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, and undefeated Lewisberry, Pennsylvania - the closest thing to a home team in the Little League World Series - beat Pearland, Texas, 3-0 on Wednesday night for a berth in the U.S. bracket title game.

Cramer allowed three hits and got only two outs other than by strikeout - a fly ball and a comeback grounder.

Pearland plays Bonita, California, on Thursday for a spot in the U.S. title game against Lewisberry. The winner of that game Saturday faces the International bracket winner for the World Series title a day later.

Thousands of fans made the two-hour drive from Lewisberry for the game. The crowd estimated at 35,000 packed Lamade Stadium, leaving no room to cardboard slide down the grassy slope beyond the outfield wall.

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