Curacao, Texas win at Little League World Series
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Down to his last strike with his team on the brink of elimination, Deion Rosalia stayed calm and settled himself at the plate.
The next pitch, a fastball with the count 1-2, looked inviting, so the 13-year-old took a swing. The ball sailed over the right-field fence for a game-winning, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh that gave Willemstad, Curacao, a stunning 4-2 win Thursday over Maracaibo, Venezuela, at the Little League World Series.
Also Thursday, Lubbock, Texas, beat Lake Oswego, Ore., 8-2 to advance to the U.S. championship game.
Tied 1-1 after the regulation six innings, Venezuela’s Bryan Charry led off the top of the seventh with a homer to give Venezuela (3-1) a 2-1 lead. Teammates lined the third-base line as Charry rounded third, greeting him with low-fives before he pounced on home plate.