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August 18, 2013

Mich. rally falls short

Puerto Rico blanks Australia to stay alive.

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Puerto Rico 4, Australia 0

Pitcher Tommylee Sierra shut out Australia for 5 2-3 innings and San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico beat Perth, Australia, 4-0 in a Little League World Series loser’s bracket game Saturday.

Sierra fell one out short of a complete game because he reached the Little League limit of 88 pitches per game when he recorded his 10thstrikeout of the game in the top of the sixth inning.

Leonardo Lizardi got the final out for Puerto Rico, which scored three times in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie.

Australia, which was making its first LLWS appearance, was eliminated from title contention. Maverick Hamilton pitched a five-inning complete game for Australia and gave up seven hits.

Canada 4, Czech Republic 3

Angus Adams homered to help Ottawa beat Brno, Czech Republic, 4-3 on Saturday night in an elimination game in the Little League World Series.

Adams connected in the first inning, and Daniel Stoudek tied it with a home run in the third.

The Canadians regained the lead with a three-run third.

The Czech Republic elected to walk Adams to load the bases with one out in the third, and an error gave Canada a 2-1 advantage. David Legault was then called out trying to score on a wild pitch, but the call was overturned on replay. Two pitches later, Adams attempted a delayed steal of home. Adams also was called out, but that play was overturned by replay as well, giving Canada a 4-1 lead.

Legault earned the save by getting a groundout to end the game with runners on first and second.

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