Japan beat Goodlettsville 12-2 in the Little League World Serieschampionship game on Sunday in Williamsport, Pa.
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BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH: Japan scored two runs to end the game, 12-2. Little League games end when one team has a 10-run lead or more after four or more innings. Noriatsu Osaka hit his third home runof the game for the final two runs.
TOP OF THE FITH: Lorenzo Butler hit a solo home run to pull Goodlettsville to within 10-2. It was Butler’s fourth home run in two games.
BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH: Noriatsu Osaka hit his second home run of the game, Rinatro Hirano adds a two-run home run. Japan leads 10-1.
TOP OF FOURTH: Brock Myers got Goodlettsville on the scoreboard with a solo home run. Myers became the first player in Little League history to hit home runs in five consecutive World Series games.
BOTTOM OF THE THIRD: Yuta Ishida smacks a two-run home run to incrase Japan’s lead to 5-0.
TOP OF THE THIRD: Three more outs in a row. Tokyo leads 3-0.
BOTTOM OF THE SECOND: Noriatsu Osaka’s solo home run pushes Japan’s lead to 3-0.
TOP OF THE SECOND: Kiyomiya strikes out three, walks one. Japan conintues to lead 2-0.
BOTTOM OF FIRST: Japan jumped into the lead. Noriatsu Osaka opened the nning with a triple. One out later, Kotaro Kiyomiya singled him home with the first run of the game.
Tokyo then loaded the bases and scored a second run when Rinatro Hirano was hit by a pitch, forcing home Kiyomiya.
TOP OF THE FIRST: Kotaro Kiyomiya retired all three Goodlettsville batters: ground out and two strikeouts.