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2014-08-25

Japan beats Las Vegas 5-0 in third-place game
Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS


Dong Wan Sin scores a run for Seoul in the Little League World Series. (USATSI)
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Takuma Takahashi struck out 11 and homered to help Japan silence Las Vegas' hot bats and win 5-0 in the Little League World Series' third-place game Sunday. Takahashi (2-0) never allowed a runner past first base and Las Vegas was held to three hits after scoring 38 runs in four games.  Ren Takeuchi homered right after Takahashi did in the fourth, and Japan tacked on another two runs in the bottom of the fifth before Takahashi struck out the side in the sixth to end it.  (Mainichi Japan)

Seoul Little League defeated Jackie Robinson West (Chicago) Little League to win the 2014 Little League World Series. Seoul won Sunday's finale 8-4. Seoul, the representative for the Asia-Pacific group, went 5-0 in the LLWS, often flashing a powerful offense, averaging more than 8 runs per game. This marks the third championship for a team from South Korea, but the first since 1985.The United States last had a champion in this event in 2011, when Huntington Beach, Calif., took home the title. Each of the previous two seasons champions hailed from Tokyo. (CBS Sports)
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