Texas stays unbeaten, beats Indiana 13-3 at LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - San Antonio remained unbeaten at the Little League World Series, breaking open a tight game with a six-run fourth inning Sunday in a 13-3 victory over New Castle, Ind.
Leading 3-2 in the top of the fourth, Texas took advantage of four hits, two walks and a hit batter to account for its big inning. Landry Wideman, Seth Morrow, Carter Elliot and Mason Moore had RBIs for the San Antonio sluggers in the fourth.
Jordan Cardenas added a two-run homer in the sixth.
The offensive outbreak in the sixth broke a 1 for 18 stretch with runners in scoring position.
"That happens all the time with this team,'' Texas manager Jack Wideman Jr. said. "I told the kids it's a six inning game, we will fight through it.''
The Southwest champions took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on Zachary Sanchez's two-run homer and an Indiana error.
Hunter McCubbins clubbed a two-run homer in the bottom of the first for Indiana, which was must now play an elimination game Monday night against Connecticut.
Indiana manager Tim Porter isn't worried. His team's improbable run to the World Series began as the eighth seed at states.
"The bump in the road is almost expected with this team. The sun will come up tomorrow, we are playing a baseball game and we wake up in Williamsport,'' Porter said. "This is just a game, not the end of the world.''
The Indiana players also have become friends with the team from Uganda, the first squad from Africa to advance to the World Series. Indiana and Uganda are staying in the same building on the Little League complex.
Baseball is an emerging sport in Uganda, and the team's manager has said the families of many of his players can't afford sneakers back home - let alone baseball spikes. Porter said after the game his league donated about 20 gloves to Uganda and started a clothing drive back home in New Castle.