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Australia tops Dominican Republic 3-0 on consecutive homers

Australia tops Dominican Republic 3-0 on consecutive homers

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 22, 2015 at 2:22 p.m.

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jake Burns and Blake Cavill hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning and Australia beat the Dominican Republic 3-0 on Saturday at the Little League World Series.

Burns also earned the win for the Sydney team, striking out 10 and allowing only one hit in 4 1/3 innings.

Myles Chabi's diving catch in right field off Anderson Luciano's shot into the gap ended the fifth inning and stranded two Santiago de los Caballero runners.

Australia, which led for good after Cavill singled home Kyle Yeo in the first inning, will play Monday against the loser of the Japan-Mexico game. The Dominican Republic will play a consolation game Monday against the loser of the game between Portland, Oregon, and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Dominican assistant coach Victor Bernabe was permanently suspended for an unspecified conduct violation by the tournament committee Saturday and will return to the Dominican Republic.

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