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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Kentucky, avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, South Carolina, 4-3.
Bowling Green will play Tuesday night against the winner of Monday night's game between Cranston, Rhode Island and Bonita, California.
Burwash struck out two batters and allowed only a walk during the sixth inning to preserve the win. He hit a leadoff double in the bottom of the fifth inning and scored the go-ahead run on Maddox Burr's infield single with two outs. Burwash also hit a leadoff home run in the first inning as Bowling Green built a 3-0 lead.
Taylors is the first South Carolina team to win a game at the series. Braden Golinski led the team with a two-run home run.
Bowling Green has won four straight elimination games since regionals.
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