El Segundo advances in Little League World Series, beats Tennessee on dramatic go-ahead home run

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Thursday, August 24, 2023
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (KABC) -- The all-star team from El Segundo is advancing in the Little League World Series after beating Tennessee Wednesday thanks to a go-ahead 2-run home run.

El Segundo will now face the all-star team from Washington at 4 p.m. Thursday for a spot in the U.S. Championship game.

The winner between El Segundo and Washington will face Texas. The U.S. champion will face the international champion for the world championship Sunday.

Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Louis Lappe hit a tie-breaking 2-run homer to give El Segundo a 5-3 lead.

Tennessee then went quietly in the sixth to secure the win for El Segundo.

So far, El Segundo is 3-1 in the tournament, with their only loss coming to Texas.

City News Service contributed to this report.