SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Zach Hare hit leadoff homer in the third inning to help Las Vegas rout Rapid City, South Dakota, 12-2 in five innings Thursday night in the Little League World Series.
Hare tied it at 2 with his homer to center field and finished 2 for 2 with four runs in the opener for both teams.
Las Vegas added two more runs in the third and Brennan Holligan had a two-run double in a four-run fourth.
Las Vegas starter Austin Kryszczuk had an RBI single in the fifth and Rapid City conceded three more runs, two on wild pitches and the other when a batter was hit by a pitch.
Kryszczuk went 2 2-3 innings. He struck out six and allowed two earned runs on three hits.