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Leading Off

Sept. 01, 2014
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PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY GENE J. PUSKAR APButler Fly Effect Centerfielder DJ Butler of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team, the U.S. champion, ran down a deep drive from Seoul's Jae Yeong Hwang in the fifth inning of the championship game on Sunday in South Williamsport, Pa. The representatives of the Asia-Pacific group won 8--4 to take South Korea's first LLWS title since 1985.PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY ROB CARR GETTY IMAGESSeoul Train Hae Chan Choi (21) enjoyed a choreographed celebration with his South Korea teammates after drilling a solo homer in the sixth inning on Sunday. The heavy-hitting LLWS champions averaged 8.4 runs in winning all five of their games in South Williamsport.SEVEN PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY EVAN HABEEB USA TODAY SPORTS (1, 6, 7) ROB CARR GETTY IMAGES (2, 5) MATT SLOCUM AP (3) GENE J. PUSKAR AP (4)Weekend Wonders The teams from Chicago and Seoul put on a show in reaching the Little League World Series final. Among the sights: 1 Darion Radcliff took a bow for his RBI single in the U.S. final, a 7--5 win over Nevada; 2 a South Korea coach went flying after Sunday's victory; 3 Brandon Green drove in the go-ahead run against Nevada; 4 DJ Butler (1) exulted with Pierce Jones after eliminating Philadelphia 6--5 last Thursday; 5 Green hurled the first five innings of the title game; 6 Jae Yeong Hwang gave some postgame dap to Marquis Jackson (16); and 7 Green let loose after Saturday's win.