Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pearland advances in win over Northwest 11-4 at Little League World Series

By Mike Stockman
Staff Correspondent
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

Williamsport, Pennsylvania – (Monday, Aug. 18) Wild pitches and passed balls help secure an 11-4 Southwest victory against Northwest in the 2014 Little League World Series Elimination round at Howard J. Lamade Stadium on Monday, August 18.

As the games get closer to the Championship round, teams are having challenges in eligibility at the pitching position. Northwest, represented by Lynnwood, Washington used five pitchers in their final game allowing five runs to be scored due to five wild pitches.

Southwest (Pearland) started the game strong on offense by stealing home on a wild pitch and on defense by a diving catch from Shortstop Matthew Adams to end the first inning.

In the third inning, Pearland’s Layne Roblyer hit a three run home run.

In the fifth, Southwest produced a rarely seen double play to end a rally brought on by Northwest.

Landon “Landchops” Donley received the win. He pitched three innings, allowed three runs, and struck out four batters.

Southwest will play Great Lakes on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. EST. The game can be followed on ESPN.

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