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By Mike StockmanStaff Correspondent
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications
WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA (August 17, 2014) 32,000-plus fans attended Game 16 of the 2014 Little League World Series at Howard J. Lamade Stadium where Mid-Atlantic, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania came from behind in the bottom of the sixth with two outs to beat Southwest (Pearland, Texas) by the score of 7-6 on Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Mid-Atlantic led 3-2 going into the fifth. In the fifth, Southwest’s Cole Smajstria smashes a three-run home run deep over center field fence, putting Pearland on top 5-3. After a pitching change for Mid-Atlantic, Pearland scored one more run.
Mid-Atlantic scored two runs in the fifth bringing the score to 6-5.
In the bottom of the sixth with two outs and a runner on base, Mid-Atlantic’s Zion Spearman hit a hard triple to center field.
Spearman scores the winning run when the next batter Tal Shanahan reaches base on an error.
Mid-Atlantic’s Mo’ne Davis became the sixth female with a base hit at the Little League World Series out of a total of 18 girls who have played since 1974. In Mid-Atlantic’s opening round game, Davis was the winning pitcher. She will be available to pitch in Wednesday’s game against Las Vegas, NV at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Southwest will play Lynnwood, WA on Monday, Aug. 18 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The game can be watched on ESPN.