Mo'ne Davis gets hit; Philly rallies

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Monday, August 18, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Mo'ne Davis had a bloop RBI single in the first inning to became the sixth girl to get a hit in Little League World Series history, and her Philadelphia team rallied in the sixth inning to beat Pearland, Texas, 7-6 on Sunday night.[br /][br /]On Friday in Philadelphia's opener, Davis threw a two-hitter and struck out eight in a 4-0 victory over Nashville, Tennessee.[br /][br /]In the sixth inning against Pearland, Zion Spearman scored the winning run on shortstop Matt Adams' two-out throwing error to first base. Scott Bandura reached on a bunt leading off the inning. Two outs later, Spearman tied it with a line-drive triple into the left-center gap.[br /][br /]The hometown Philadelphia Phillies took to Twitter to show their support.[br /][br /]All we can say is WOW! What a comeback by [url TARGET="_blank" HREF="" ]@taneybaseball[/url]! CONGRATULATIONS! You're making all of Philly so proud![br /][br /]- Phillies (@Phillies) [url TARGET="_blank" HREF="" ]August 18, 2014[/url]Pearland (1-1) had a four-run fifth to take a 6-3 lead. Cole Smajstrla hit a three-run home run and Layne Roblyer, who homered earlier, had an RBI single.[br /][br /]Spearman and Kai Cummings drove in runs in the bottom of the inning to cut it to 6-5.[br /][br /]Philadelphia will play Las Vegas on Wednesday night (7:30 ET, ESPN), with Davis expected to pitch again. Las Vegas also improved to 2-0 on Sunday, routing Chicago 13-2 in four innings.[br /][br /]On Monday, Pearland will play Lynnwood, Washington; and Chicago will meet Cumberland, Rhode Island.[br /][br /]Las Vegas 13, Chicago 2Brad Stone hit a grand slam in the first inning and Las Vegas hit five home runs in a 13-2 win over Chicago's Jackie Robinson West.[br /][br /]First baseman Austin Kryszczuk homered twice, in the second and fourth innings.[br /][br /]Chicago's Pierce Jones, who hit three home runs on Thursday, went 0-for-2 with a walk.[br /][br /]South Korea 8, Puerto Rico 5Jun Hyeok Yun stole home to score the go-ahead run and South Korea beat Puerto Rico 8-5.[br /][br /]Entering as a pinch runner, Yun raced home after teammate Hae Chan Choi drew a throw to second base from catcher Jeremy Colon in the top of the sixth. South Korea added two runs later in the inning and Jae Yeong Kim pitched a perfect bottom half of the inning.[br /][br /]Awaiting South Korea on Wednesday is Japan.[br /][br /]Japan 9, Mexico 5Shozo Kamata had a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning to help Tokyo, Japan, beat Guadalupe, Mexico, 9-5.[br /][br /]With the game tied at 5, Kamata hit a slow ground ball up the middle that escaped the reach of Mexico's shortstop and second baseman and made the score 7-5.[br /][br /]Japan added two more in the inning and Mexico could not respond, going down in order in the top of the sixth.[br /][br /]Japan advances to play Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.[br /][br /]Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.[/i][br/][br/][sectionHeader]Related Video[/sectionHeader][promoExternal HREF="" IMAGE="" TITLE="Pennsylvania Walks Off In LLWS Thriller" DESCRIPTION="Mo'ne Davis recorded an early hit and Pennsylvania rallied from behind to beat Texas in walk-off fashion." ][br /][promoExternal HREF="" IMAGE="" TITLE="Mo'ne Davis Sunday Conversation" DESCRIPTION="Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis sits down with Karl Ravech to discuss the attention she's received from the Little League World Series and how she gets ready to pitch." ][br /][promoExternal HREF="" IMAGE="" TITLE="PA's Tai Shanahan Plays Hero" DESCRIPTION="Tai Shanahan discusses the walk-off error that helped his Pennsylvania team beat Texas in the Little League World Series." ][br /][promoExternal HREF="" IMAGE="" TITLE="Nevada Dominates Illinois In LLWS" DESCRIPTION="Austin Kryszczuk hit two of Nevada's five home runs in a 13-2 win against Illinois in the Little League World Series." ][br /][promoExternal HREF="" IMAGE="" TITLE="South Korea Rallies To Remain Undefeated" DESCRIPTION="South Korea scored three runs in the fifth inning and four runs in the sixth inning to beat Puerto Rico 8-5." ][br /]