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Little League World Series 2010: Japan Claims Crown While Pearland, Texas Loses

The Little League World Series came to an end on Sunday when Japan defeated Waipahu, Hawaii 4-1 in the World Series championship game. Japan took an early lead, scoring once in the second before adding a second run in the fourth. Hawaii would answer in the bottom half, cutting the deficit in half. Japan would add a pair of insurance runs in the top half of the sixth inning and Hawaii simply couldn't answer. Thanks to an error by Japan, Hawaii had a runner on in the sixth but they never brought the tying run to the plate. 

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Earlier in the day, the All Stars from Pearland, Texas played against Chinese-Taipei in the consolation game. Chinese-Taipei handled Texas with ease, winning by a score of 14-2 after the mercy rule was used in the fourth inning. Chinese-Taipei started the offensive attack immediately, scoring nine times in the first inning.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.