SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pitcher Tommylee Sierra shut out Australia for 5 2-3 innings and San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico beat Perth, Australia, 4-0 in a Little League World Series loser's bracket game Saturday.
Sierra fell one out short of a complete game because he reached the Little League limit of 88 pitches per game when he recorded his 10thstrikeout of the game in the top of the sixth inning.
Leonardo Lizardi got the final out for Puerto Rico, which scored three times in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie.
Australia, which was making its first LLWS appearance, was eliminated from title contention. Maverick Hamilton pitched a five-inning complete game for Australia and gave up seven hits.