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Little League World Series 2019: Tuesday Scores, Bracket Results and Highlights

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 20, 2019

Italy's Davide Lugli (8) slides past the tag of Salem, Oregon's Riley Wilson (1) scoring during the fifth inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Salem, Oregon won the game 4-3. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
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The 2019 Little League World Series rolls on with three matchups on Tuesday's schedule, including two elimination games.

When the tournament started, a total of 16 teams were in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, vying for a championship. Four teams have already been eliminated, with the second consolation game leading off the matchups Tuesday.

Here are the results from today's tripleheader action, via LittleLeague.org.

   

Little League World Series Results: Tuesday, Aug. 20

Consolation Game: Oregon 4, Italy 3

Elimination Game: Curacao def. Venezuela, 9-2

Elimination Game: New Jersey def. Rhode Island, 2-0

   

Recaps

New Jersey 2, Rhode Island 0

Jayden Capindica and J.R. Rosado were the difference-makers for New Jersey in their 2-0 win over Rhode Island.

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First, Capindica's groundout in the top of the sixth scored Sal Garcia to break what had been a five-inning scoreless tie. Rosado would score on an error one batter later to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead heading into the final half-inning.

Rosado started the bottom of the sixth on the mound and struck out the first two batters he faced to preserve his team's combined no-hitter. However, when Mason Crain singled, Capindica replaced Rosado at pitcher to try to close out the game with the tying run at the plate.

Capindica needed five pitches before Rhode Island's Alex Anderson grounded out to third baseman Derek Escobar.

Rhode Island had previously threatened in the bottom of the fifth. Escobar walked the first two batters he faced before Rosado came in and retired three batters in a row to escape unscathed.

New Jersey will next play Louisiana on Wednesday en route to the U.S. title game.

     

Curacao 9, Venezuela 2

Curacao kept its title hopes alive with an impressive 9-2 win against Venezuela in the international bracket.

This was the second straight elimination game for Curacao. The Caribbean regional champs took care of business Monday by beating Canada.

Everything was working for Curacao on Tuesday. All nine starters had at least one hit. The first four hitters in the lineup combined to score seven runs, led by Jurdrick Profar, who crossed the plate three times.

Clay Winklaar got the scoring started with a two-run single in the top of the first. Curacao added three more runs in the second on two bases-loaded walks and one hit-by-pitch.

Curacao used three pitchers. Shendrion Martinus didn't allow a hit in two innings of work before being taken out. Profar and Curley Martha threw the final four frames, giving up four hits with four strikeouts.

One more win Thursday will give Curacao a berth in the international title game. It will take on the loser of Wednesday's South Korea-Japan matchup.

                

Oregon 4, Italy 3

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A three-run third inning proved to be the difference for Oregon in its 4-3 victory over Italy in a consolation game for both teams.

After Italy tied the score at one in the top of the third, Oregon's immediately responded when Riley Wilson scored the go-ahead run on Andrew Mhoon's grounder to second base. Gavin Price followed with an RBI single two pitches later. Mhoon later came around to score on a passed ball.

Price, who started on the mound for Oregon, held the Italian bats at bay for the first four innings. They finally broke through against him in the fifth on an error that allowed Christian Sberlati to score and an RBI single from Elia Zaccarini.

Carson McNally closed out the game for Oregon with a scoreless sixth inning. Price gave up just two earned runs with nine strikeouts in five innings.

Neither team had an extra-base hit, and Price was the only player with multiple hits.

The win was Oregon's first win in Williamsport following back-to-back losses against New Jersey and Louisiana.