WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (WLS) --Chicago's Jackie Robinson West beat Philadelphia's Taney Dragons Thursday night to advance to the U.S. Championship game in the Little League World Series.
Jackie Robinson West will take on Las Vegas on Saturday for the U.S. title.
FINAL: Chicago's Jackie Robinson West wins 6-5, advancing to the U.S. Championship game.
TOP OF THE 6TH
Philadelphia puts runners at the corners but flies out to end the game.
Hopper to the 3rd baseman almost ends the game on a double-play. Runner on 1st with 2 outs.
Chicago's Cam Buford strikes the second batter out. Runner on 1st with 1 out.
Philadelphia leads off with a walk. Runner on 1st with nobody out.
Chicago leads 6-5 going into the top of the 6th. Philadelphia must score this inning to stay alive.
BOTTOM OF THE 5TH
DJ Butler strikes out to end the inning, Chicago strands a runner on 2nd.
Runner on 2nd with 2 outs after a full-count strikeout.
A hopper to the 2nd baseman gets the runner at 1st. Man on 2nd with 1 out.
Chicago starts the bottom of the 5th with a slow-roller to 3rd, man on 1st with nobody out.
TOP OF THE 5TH
Philadelphia strikes out to end the top of the 5th.
Two outs, nobody on base for Philadelphia.
Kai Cummings hits a huge home run to center, Philadelphia pulls within 1.
BOTTOM OF THE 4TH
Chicago strands a runner at 1st, strikes out to end the inning. Chicago leads 6-4.
Hondras grounds to shortstop, runner out at 2nd. Runner on 1st with 2 outs.
Pierce Jones flies out to 3rd with a towering pop-up. Runner on 1st, 1 out.
Chicago starts the bottom of the 4th with a single up the middle. Runner on 1st with nobody out.
TOP OF THE 4TH
Strikeout ends the inning. Chicago still leading 6-4.
Philadelphia scores two on a 2-out RBI single.
Philadelphia flies out to right, does not score.
Bases loaded for Philadelphia after back-to-back walks.
Chicago throws out the runner at 2nd after a hit up the middle, Philadelphia has a runner on 1st with 1 out.
A walk puts a runner on 1st with no outs for Philadelphia. Jackson out, will be unavailable for the weekend.
Chicago's Marquis Jackson stays in to start the 4th inning, but will only be able to face one batter.
BOTTOM OF THE 3RD
Two groundouts to shortstop end the inning. Chicago leading 6-2.
Chicago lines out to the 2nd baseman, 1 out with nobody on base.
Chicago up 6-2 going into the bottom of the 3rd inning.
TOP OF THE 3RD
Philadelphia loads the bases but does not score.
Bases loaded with 2 outs after a Philadelphia strikeout. Chicago's Marquis Jackson's pitch count is over 75, taking him out of contention for the weekend.
A wild pitch puts runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out.
Philadelphia hits a single to shallow right field, runner on 1st with 1 out.
Philadelphia grounds out to 2nd base. 1 out.
Chicago's Marquis Jackson returns to pitch the 3rd inning, pitch count up in the mid-50s.
BOTTOM OF THE 2ND
Chicago flies out to center to end the inning.
Botched throw to 3rd on a walk scores two, Chicago up 6-2.
1-out single puts runners on the corners. Runner advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Chicago draws a walk. Runner on 1st with 1 out.
Chicago back up to bat, leading 4-2.
TOP OF THE 2ND
Chicago's Marquis Jackson continues to throw fastballs in the low-70s, equivalent to the mid-90s in the MLB. Runner on 1st with 2 outs after a walk.
Mo'Ne Davis up to bat first for Philadelphia, flies out to center. 2 outs with a Philadelphia strikeout.
BOTTOM OF THE 1ST
Chicago goes up 4-2 with a 2-run single after a botched throw to 1st.
2-out double puts runners on 2nd and 3rd.
Chicago ties the game 2-2 with a 2-out 2-run RBI single.
Philadelphia turns a double-play with the bases loaded, Chicago has runners on 2nd & 3rd with 2 outs and no runs in. Play confirmed after video review.
Chicago has the bases loaded with nobody out after a walk.
TOP OF THE 1ST
Philadelphia scores first, goes up 2-0 with a 2-run 2-out single.
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