Rain in Pennsylvania today shortened the slate of games scheduled for Monday in the Little League World Series as both United States games were rained out on Monday evening. Columbus, Ga., and Hamilton, Ohio were set to face off in a winners bracket game. They played half an inning before the rain came and the game was called off. According to Little League rules, the statistics from this game will be erased and the game will be completely restarted.â†µ
The elimination game between Fairfield, Conn.and Auburn, Wash. was also rained out. The winner of this game will face Pearland, Texas -- which has defeated both Connecticut and Minnesota already in the Little League World Series.â†µ
Both rained out games will be made up Tuesday. Georgia and Ohio are scheduled to get underway at 3 p.m. CDT with coverage on ESPN and ESPN3.com. The game between Connecticut and Washington will begin at 7 p.m. CDT with coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.â†µ
Texas and Hawaii, who were both scheduled to face opponents tomorrow, will now play on Wednesday, with their opponents depending upon the outcomes of Tuesday's games.â†µ
Three games were played this afternoon in Williamsport before the rain came. Germany defeated Plymouth, Minnesota 2-1 in a consolation game. Both teams lost their first two contests and were eliminated from advancing.â†µ
Chinese-Taipei mercy ruled Vancouver, Canada by a score of 23-0. Hsun-Hao Shih, who's listed at 5-foot-6, 203 pounds, led the Chinese-Taipei attack, launching two home runs. Canada will now face Panama in an elimination game. The winner of that game will take on Chinese-Taipei once again.â†µ
Mexico defeated Puerto Rico by a score of 4-2 in an elimination game. Eduardo Mota went the distance for Mexico, pitching all six innings in the complete game effort while striking out 11 and allowing only five hits. Mexico will now have to defeat Japan twice in order to advance out of pool play.