Mancini strikes out 13; New York edges Tennessee 3-1 in LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Michael Mancini allowed just four hits and struck out 13 in 5 1/3 innings to help Endwell, New York beat Goodlettsville, Tennessee 3-1 on Monday in the Little League World Series.
Mancini was relieved by Ryan Harlost with one out in the sixth inning after Tennessee's Zach McWilliams hit a home run to left field. Harlost retired the next two batters.
Harlost also had a two-run homer over the center-field wall to give New York a 2-0 lead in the first inning. He started the LLWS by going 4 for 4 with two home runs.
Mancini walked to lead off the third, advanced to second on a wild pitch, went to third on a fielder's choice and scored on another errant pitch to make it 3-0. New York had runners on second and third with two outs in the fifth but Tennessee reliever Robert Carroll ended the threat with a strikeout.