Philadelphia's Taney Dragons continue to be the story of the Little League World Series, scoring a thrilling 7-6 walk-off victory over Pearland, Texas, on Sunday to advance in the tournament.
Philadelphia's Taney Dragons continue to be the story of the Little League World Series, scoring a 7-6 walk-off victory over Pearland, Texas, on Sunday to advance in the tournament.
Thirteen-year-old sensation Mo'ne Davis, who threw a two-hitter and struck out eight in a 4-0 win over Nashville on Friday, did not pitch against Pearland but delivered an RBI single in the first inning. Davis became the sixth girl to collect a hit in LLWS history.
Trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Philadelphia's Scott Bandura reached base with a bunt and scored on Zion Spearman's triple, tying the game. Spearman scored the winning run after Tai Shanahan reached on Pearland shortstop Matt Adams' throwing error to first base.
Pearland (1-1) takes on Lynnwood, Washington (1-1), on Monday, while Philadelphia (2-0) will play Las Vegas (2-0) on Wednesday, with Davis expected to pitch.
Other games on the Monday schedule include Czech Republic vs. South Dakota at 11 a.m., Australia vs. Mexico at 1 p.m., Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela at 6 p.m. and Illinois vs. Rhode Island at 8 p.m.
- Scooby Axson