Friday, August 21, 2015


Photo courtesy of Little League Baseball®
South Williamsport, PA - Latin America and Australia traded the lead five times on Friday, but Latin America ended up on top with a 5-2 win in six innings over Australia.

Latin America pulled out the win thanks to a strong sixth inning. Latin America scored on a three-run home run by Yeiner Fernandez off Benjamin Andrews, plating Adrian Sandoval and Felix Vasquez.

Luis Castillo went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for Latin America. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning.

Fernandez brought the heat against Australia during his outing. Fernandez held Australia hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out five.

Despite the loss, Australia's Blake Cavill dominated Latin America's batters, giving up two runs and striking out 10.

Jake Burns took the loss for Australia. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked two, struck out two, and allowed two runs.

Australia jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. The Australia attack began with a single from Kyle Yeo. A groundout by William Fullerton then moved Yeo from first to second.

This article posted with permission of Little League Baseball®.

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