Gosepa, Anonia lead Caribbean to 2-1 win over Japan in LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Va. (AP) " Donovan Antonia hit a solo home run, Jadon Gosepa allowed one earned run and struck out seven over five innings and Curacao beat Japan 2-1 in the Little League World Series on Saturday.

Nair Jamanika drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth inning to give Curacao, a team from Willemstad, a 2-1 lead and Gedionne Marlin threw a perfect sixth inning for the save.

So Hirao's solo shot in the top of the fourth put Japan, from Tokyo, up 1-0.

Anotonia's homer in the bottom of the inning tied it.

Pinch-hitters Egory Manuela and Jakey Josepha hit back-to-back singles, and then Jurrangelo Cijntje was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Curacao in the bottom of the fifth.

Sosuke Igawa gave up three hits and two earned runs in 4.1 innings for Japan.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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