News

Pearland beats Lynnwood in LLWS

Pearland beats Lynnwood in LLWS

Pearland's Layne Roblyer, center, rounds third after hitting a three-run home run off Lynnwood pitcher Karsen Tjarneberg, right rear, in the third inning of an elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Layne Roblyer hit his second home run of the tournament, helping Pearland, Texas, to an 11-4 victory over Lynnwood, Washington, on Monday in the Little League World Series.

Roblyer, who homered against Philadelphia on Sunday, had a three-run shot in the third inning against Lynnwood, which was eliminated.

Pearland (2-1) scored early, getting a run in the first inning followed by Roblyer’s shot to the lawn seats in right field. Christian Terranova scored on a passed ball in the fourth inning.

Pearland led 5-0 before Lynnwood (1-2) got on the scoreboard with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Two doubles and a single from the Northwest regional champions made the deficit reasonable, but Pearland scored five runs on two wild pitches, a passed ball and a single in the sixth to seal the win.

Pearland will play the winner of Chicago and Cumberland, Rhode Island, on Tuesday night.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Sam Smith channels Elvis

samsmith

The "Stay With Me" hitmaker celebrated getting his singing voice back after vocal cord surgery by posting a video of him crooning an Elvis classic.

in Viral Videos

Alex Trebek raps the ‘Fresh Prince’ theme song on ‘Jeopardy!’

14-overlay

The "Jeopardy!" host has skills ... "smell ya later!"

in Music

Miguel says new ‘Wildheart’ album rooted in L.A.

miguel

The Grammy-winning R&B singer brings his hometown to the forefront in his latest release.

in Music

Katy Perry wants to buy a convent

katyperryconvent

It's the "Roar" hitmaker against a pair of nuns.

in Entertainment

Ballerina Misty Copeland dances into history

23-overlay

The prima ballerina is the first black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.