Cu­ra­cao, Texas win at Lit­tle League World Se­ries

The Covington News - - SPORTS -

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.

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