2017 Little League Baseball® World Series - August 17 - 27

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Puerto Rico Region Wins Intermdiate 50/70 Baseball World Series Championship

Puerto Rico took Sunday's game in dramatic fashion, with a 6-5 walk-off victory over East. The game was tied at five with Puerto Rico batting in the bottom of the seventh when Rolando Cruz singled off of Anthony Sirico, driving in one run.

Puerto Rico earned the victory despite allowing East to score three runs in the fourth inning. East's big inning was driven by a single by Jayce Schapiro and a home run by Jonathan Olik.

Puerto Rico evened things up at five in the bottom of the sixth inning. Puerto Rico scored two runs when Jorge Rodriguez singled with two outs in the sixth inning.

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Peter Vaquez earned the win for Puerto Rico. He went two and a third innings, allowing zero runs, two hits, and striking out four. Connor Morie took the loss for East. He pitched one-third of an inning, surrendering one run, one hit, striking out one, and walking one.

Jan Torres started the game for Puerto Rico. He pitched four and two-thirds innings, giving up five runs, four hits, and striking out nine. John Abrahamsen started the game for East. He tossed four and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs, four hits, and striking out 13.

Yeneil Rodriguez and Jorge each drove in two runs to lead Puerto Rico. Rolando Cruz led Puerto Rico with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 14 stolen bases.

East tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Zachary Gorman led the way with three.

Puerto Rico Region 50/70 World Series Champs

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