Monday, August 18, 2014

2014 LLWS - Japan comes from behind to defeat Mexico

Photo Courtesy of Little League Baseball
Williamsport, PA - the fifth inning and held on for the victory. Japan went up for good on a two-run single by Shozo Kamata off Aldair Tellez, plating Takuma Takahashi and Yuta Komaba.
Arata Nishikawa boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace Japan. He singled in the second and third innings.

Suguru Kanamori was in control on the rubber. Kanamori gave up just two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out seven during his 2 2/3 innings of work.
Luis Rodriguez was charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in four innings, walked one and struck out three.
Mexico jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The scoreboard lit up again for Mexico when Quiroz scored on a wild pitch.
It didn't take long for Japan to respond as it scored three runs of its own in the second. Japan scored on an RBI single by Fujimatsu, a wild pitch, and an RBI single by Hayato Ueshima.
Japan got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, Japan scored on an RBI single by Nishikawa, bringing home Takahashi.