SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) _ Payton Purvis hit a pair of
two-run homers, and Warner Robins pounded out 14 hits Thursday night to rout Chandler, Arizona, 16-6, to advance to the U.S. finals of the
Little League World Series.
Warner Robins (3-1) batted around in the first and fifth
innings. Taylor Lay ended the game in the fifth with an RBI double
that scored Georgia's 16th run, triggering Little League's 10-run
Warner Robins will play unbeaten Lubbock, Texas, for the U.S.
title on Saturday. The winner of that game will meet the
international champion for Little League World Series title, won
last year by a team from Columbus, Georgia.
Down five, Chandler (2-2) rallied to 9-6 in the top of the fifth
after a two-run homer by Kyle Pechloff.
Then came Georgia's fifth-inning outburst.
Purvis hit the second of his two-run shots in that inning. Two
more runs later scored on an error, and Hunter Jackson had a
two-run single before Lay's game-finishing hit.
The first two-run homer for Purvis came in the fourth.
Chandler (2-2) had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on
an RBI single by James Ziegler and a sacrifice fly by Pechloff.
A two-run double by David Umphreyville Jr. highlighted a
five-run first for Warner Robins, when they sent 10 boys to the
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