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Late outburst leads Jacksonville, Fla., to American Legion World Series win

SHELBY Jacksonville, Fla., exploded for seven runs in the 10th inning to beat Cromwell, Conn., 8-5 on Saturday at the American Legion World Series. The outburst included two triples, a hit-by-pitch and three wild pitches.

Jacksonville then held off a Cromwell rally, which ended with four runs, in the bottom of the inning.

Kyle Pausche came off the bench to record a game-high four hits and three RBIs for Jacksonville.

Jacksonville (39-7) gets a bye on Sunday, the final day of round-robin play, and can advance to Monday’s semifinal via tiebreaker.

Cromwell (31-10) is 0-2 with Sunday’s 5 p.m. game against Midland, Mich., remaining during round-robin action.

Jacksonville winning pitcher Jesse Prather throws and fields with his left arm, an adjustment to cerebral palsy.

Waipahu 8, Chico 1: Brent Sakurai was 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI for Waipahu, Hawaii, against Chico, Calif., who also had a three-hit performance from Ian Melton.

Midland, Mich., vs. Brooklawn, N.J.: Saturday’s third game was not completed in time for this edition.

Late Friday

Waipahu 14, Columbia 1: Seven errors doomed Columbia, Tenn., as the Mid-South Region champion suffered a mercy-rule loss against Waipahu, Hawaii during second-round play.

Waipahu (24-4-1) set the tone early as leadoff hitter Tanner Tokunaga made it to second base after a routine infield pop up was dropped by Columbia’s Peyton Sockwell. That led to two unearned runs, a deficit from which Columbia (39-11) never recovered.

Waipahu added 10 hits to Columbia’s seven errors and strong effort from starting pitcher Caleb Duhay.

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