Pineda's walkoff lifts Panama to consolation win
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Esmith Pineda hit a game-winning home run to lead Panama to a 3-2 comeback win over Goodlettsville, Tennessee in the Little League World Series consolation game Sunday.
Pineda's homer off Zach McWilliams sailed over the left field fence and capped a three-run bottom half for the Latin America champions. Panama lost to South Korea in the international championship Saturday.
Carlos Gonzalez got Panama started in the inning with a two-run homer to center. Gonzalez added five strikeouts through five innings and two runs on one hit from the mound. Jose Torres relieved him and got the win for Panama (4-1)
Tyler Jones had Tennessee's only two hits. Tennessee (4-3) lost to Mid-Atlantic champs Endwell, New York in the U.S. championship on Saturday.