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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title.
Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, and the undefeated Pennsylvania team beat Pearland, Texas, 3-0 on Wednesday night while thousands of red-shirted fans stood and cheered.
Cole Wagner hit a solo homer. Jaden Henline, who moved over from shortstop to pitcher in the sixth, had three hits including an RBI single.
Thousands of fans made the two-hour drive from Lewisberry for the game. A crowd estimated at 35,000 packed the stadium in South Williamsport.
Pearland will play Bonita, California, on Thursday for a spot in the U.S. title game against Lewisberry. The winner of that game Saturday will face the International bracket winner for the World Series title a day later.
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