California pitcher tosses no-hitter in Little League World Series

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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.


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..


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.

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