Universal Little Leaguers Drop Second Game, Eliminated From Contention
WILLIAMSPORT, PA (Kiii Sports) - The Corpus Christi Universal kids' run at a Little League World Series title came to an end Saturday following a 10-2 loss to Nashville, TN.
Universal got a solid start from Jesus Ortiz, who went the first three innings without giving up a hit. Tennessee got the bats going in the 4th as Trae McLemore cracked a two run single to center. McLemore later added the big blow of the game with a grand slam to right center to make it 10-1.
Corpus Christi got a solo homer from Jared Cruz in their final at-bat. Cruz hit the shot off McLemore who had come in to pitch for Tennessee.
Universal will get one more consolation game at Williamsport when they take on Australia Monday morning at 11 a.m. That game can be seen on ESPN2.