WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night.
Chicago will face the loser of tonight's game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on Thursday. Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a game in the World Series, is expected to take the mound for Philadelphia's Taney team.
Jackie Robinson West's three-run fourth inning was highlighted by Houston, who drove in two runs with a double to the warning track.
MEXICO ELIMINATES VENEZUELA: Juan Garza's pitching and hitting led Mexico past Venezuela 11-1. Garza gave up one run and four hits while striking out six in a game that was called due to the mercy rule after Mexico scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to up by 10. Garza also hit a solo homer in the first inning. On Thursday, the Guadalupe team will play the winner of today's South Korea-Japan game.
NASHVILLE TOPS CANADA: Sam Slaughter homered twice and drove in six runs to help Nashville, Tenn., beat Canada 12-9 in a consolation game. Both Nashville and Vancouver were already eliminated from contention.