Little League World Series - Down to a Final Four

The Little League World Series is down to a final four, two international teams and two teams from the United States.

Caribbean (Curacao) 5 Asia 3

Curacao scored four early runs in the first inning to knock out one Asian superpower in Korea. Next on the agenda is Japan. After Korea had scored a run in the top of the first on a Su-Ho Yang triple Curacao bit back. Three singles loaded the bases with two outs for Clay Winklaar. He came through in the clutch with a grand slam homerun to give Curacao a 4-1 lead. For Winklaar it was his first homerun of the tournament, but he now has 6 RBIs in his last two games.

When Korea came back with two in the top of the third, Curley Martha responded with a solo shot in the bottom frame. Curley was a perfect 2 for 2 with two runs scored. He is hitting .615 for the tournament. He also got the final five outs of the game, striking out all five batters he faced.

Southwest (River Ridge, Louisiana) 10 Southeast (Loudoun County, Virginia) 0

After scoring 9 runs in a loss yesterday to Hawaii, the bats of the Virginia team were silenced by Marshall Louque, who did not allow a hit in five innings of work, striking out eight. Louisiana erupted for seven in the fourth and after scoring two runs in the fifth the game was ended because of the slaughter rule. Marshall made quick work of Loudoun County in the first, making a statement by striking out the side.

Reece Roussel was the big bat for River Ridge, going 4 for 4 with three doubles and a big grand slam homerun in the seven run fourth to finish the game with five RBIs. Reece is hitting .765 for the World Series. The grand slam was his first homerun of the tournament and the three doubles were one more than he hit in his first four games.

River Ridge will now play Hawaii to represent the United States team in the championship.

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