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WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA (August 15, 2014) Over 16,000 games were played by more than 7000 teams from 80-plus countries in 40 days. Now there are 16 teams left to play in the 2014 Little League World Series at Howard J. Lamade Stadium.
In the opening round, Southwest, represented by Pearland, Texas beat NewEngland, who is represented by Cumberland, Rhode Island, in a close game by the score of 6-4 on Friday, August 15, 2014.
The game ended when a deep ball hit by New England’s Addison Kopack to Right-Center field was chased down and caught for the last out by Southwest’s Clayton Broeder with the tying run on base.
Matthew Adams received the win for Southwest while Landon Donley was credited with the save.
Adams threw 89 pitches in 4.2 innings, allowing only one run, and seven strikeouts. He will be eligible to pitch again on Wednesday.
Pearland was in Williamsport at the World Series in 2010. Cumberland made their last appearance in 2011.
Southwest will play Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 7:00 p.m. EST in Game 16. This game can be followed on ESPN2.