SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Grant Holman threw a no-hitter to lead Chula Vista, Calif., past Grosse Pointe, Mich., 3-0 on Friday in the Little League World Series.
The 6-foot-4, 166-pound Holman struck out 13 in seven innings.
Patrick Archer had a two-run single in the top of the seventh for the California team.
Grosse Pointe’s Chad Lorkowski, 6-3 and 219 pounds, threw one-hit ball through six innings and also had 13 strikeouts, but exhausted his 85-pitch allotment.
Chula Vista broke through against Grosse Pointe reliever Antonio Moceri in the seventh, with Micah Pietila-Wiggs driving in the third run with the fourth hit of the inning.
TAIWAN 10, CANADA 2
Shih-Che, Lan Huai-Chien and Yeh Tung-Jua homered to help Taiwan rout Canada.
Chou kicked had a three-run shot in the first inning, Lan added a two-run home run in the second inning to make it 5-0, and Yeh had a two-run homer in the fourth.
Angus Adams homered in the fourth for the Canadian team from Ottawa.
Yeh allowed just one hit in three innings – retiring the first eight hitters of the game – to get the win. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.
On Sunday, the Taiwan squad from Taoyuan will face Japan..
JAPAN 7, CZECH REPUBLIC 3
Kazuki Ishida hit a two-run homer and Kyousuke Kobayashi drove in a pair of runs with a double to lead Tokyo.
Shou Miyao singled home a run in the first and Kobayashi added his double later in the inning.
Six pitchers combined on a two-hitter for Japan in the first LLWS game for a team from the Czech Republic.