SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Zimmer tossed five shutout innings and Ben Askelson hit a two-out, two-run double to lift Billings, Mont., to 3-1 win Sunday over Lafayette, La., at the Little League World Series.
The first team from Montana to qualify for the World Series extended its postseason winning streak to six behind an effective outing by the 13-year-old Zimmer, who struck out four.
Louisiana scored in the sixth off reliever Sean Jones after Nick Fruge reached on a three-base error and scored on a wild pitch, then put the tying run at the plate with two outs. But Jones got a fielder's choice to end the game.
Zimmer also scored on Askelson's clutch double down the left-field line in the third off starter Haden Erbe, who struck out nine for Louisiana.