El Segundo beats Washington, advances to US championship game of Little League World Series

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Friday, August 25, 2023
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (KABC) -- The all-star team from El Segundo on Thursday defeated Washington, 2-1, to advance to the U.S. championship game in the Little League World Series.

El Segundo will face the all-star team from Needville, Texas on Saturday for a spot in the world championship game. The U.S. champion will face the winner of Saturday's international championship between teams from Taoyuan, Taiwan and Willemstad, Curacao, for the world championship Sunday.

El Segundo got on the board first in Thursday's game against the all-stars of the Northeast Seattle Little League. With the bases loaded in the first, El Segundo scored on an infield hit. El Segundo went ahead 2-0 in the second inning on a hit that brought in a runner from third base.

Washington loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth inning, but El Segundo managed to get the last out to secure a 2-1 win.

El Segundo is 4-1 in the tournament, with their only loss coming to Texas.

City News Service contributed to this report.