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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. 


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.


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