Little League World Series: Day 5 Recap

Fans watch the eclipse during the 2017 Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Monday, August 21, 2017 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Monday at the Little League World Series was an elimination day for four teams. Include a solar eclipse and there was plenty of action in Williamsport.

Monday’s Results (Loser Eliminated):
Michigan 11, Italy 7 (Consolation)
Mexico 1, South Korea 0
Venezuela 3, Dominican Republic 2
Connecticut 14, Washington 6

Tuesday’s Games (Elimination Games):
11 a.m. Australia vs South Dakota (Consolation) (ESPN)
3 p.m. Mexico vs. Venezuela (ESPN)
7:30 p.m. New Jersey vs. Connecticut (ESPN)

U.S. Player of the Day—R.J. Vashey, New Jersey
Vashey led the way for the high-powered New Jersey offense, helping the Garden State boys get by California. The first baseman hit a solo home run in the second inning and followed that up with a two-run dinger in the third. He finished the day 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Combined with added power from teammates Charlie Meglio and J.R. Osmond, New Jersey stays alive and will move on to face Connecticut on Tuesday.

Venezuela’s Omar Romero scores a run at the 2017 Little League World Series. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

International Player of the Day—Omar Romero, Venezuela
Facing elimination and down all game, Venezuela came to the bottom of the sixth trailing 2-1. After getting the tying run on base with a single followed by a walk, the 4-foot-8 Romero stepped to the plate and delivered a walk-off triple as the Venezuelans survived and advanced to face Mexico on Tuesday.

BA Intern Conor Hynes contributed to this report

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