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Two Homers In 8th Lift Texas to LLWS U.S. Final

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — In a night game that ran past 11 p.m., Pearland, Texas, hit a pair of homers in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night for a 9-7 victory over Bonita, Calif., and a berth in the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series. After Bonita pulled ahead 7-6 in the top of the second extra inning, starting pitcher Ben Gottfried hit a tying solo shot and Caleb Low ended it with a two-run homer. Pearland will play undefeated Lewisberry, Pa. — the closest thing to a home team — for the U.S. championship Saturday. The winner will face the International bracket champion on Sunday for the World Series title. Lewisberry beat Pearland 3-0...

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