SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa – Propelled by a four-run first inning, Eastlake of Sammamish downed Corpus Christi 8-to-4 in opening round pool play Thursday at the Little League World Series. Jacob Dahlstrom drove in two runs and struck out 4 batters, while picking up the victory.
Jack Carper and Dalton Chandler each went 3-for-4 for Sammamish. Carper went deep with a home run, while Chandler added a double and a triple and drove in a run.
Sammamish, the Northwest representative at the Little League World Series, moves on to play again Sunday versus the New England representative Westport, Connecticut, who beat Tennessee 3-to-2 Thursday.
Sunday’s game begins at 11am. It can be seen on ABC TV.
(KPUG Newsroom – Doug Lange)