SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joseph Davis allowed one hit in four and two thirds innings and Newark, Delaware scored five times in the first inning to beat Urbandale, Iowa 6-3 in the Little League World Series Friday night. The Mid-Atlantic champions had six hits in the first, including for straight by Nathan Hardcastle, Davis, Eric Ludman and Jack Hardcastle. Jared Owens added a two-run single and Ryan Miller followed with a run-scoring triple.
Brady Roberts and Sam Petrillo had the only two hits for Iowa in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Roberts drove in Brock Heinen in the first inning. Iowa scored its other runs on a passed ball in the second and a wild pitch in the seventh. Davis and Nathan Hardcastle, who pitched one and one third innings in relief, each had two hits for Newark, which will face Chula Vista, California on Sunday.
Urbandale drops to the loser’s bracket and meets Grosse Pointe, Michigan on Saturday.