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Northwood stages miraculous rally but falls short

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Sunday, August 23, 2015

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Alex Edmondson gets congratulations from teammates after a three-run home run in the fourth inning.
 
 

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Alex Edmondson gets congratulations from teammates after a three-run home run in the fourth inning.

 

 



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Braden Buffington was called into pitch during Pennsylvania's 5-run first inning.
 

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Braden Buffington was called into pitch during Pennsylvania's 5-run first inning.

 



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Ryan Chapman waits on a pitch more to his liking.
 

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Ryan Chapman waits on a pitch more to his liking.

 



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Braden Golinski was called out at second base on this play.
 

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Braden Golinski was called out at second base on this play.

 



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Northwood staged a miraculous comeback Sunday in the Little League World Series but fell in the bottom of the sixth inning to home-crowd favorite, Pennsylvania, 8-7 in a winner’s bracket game.

The Taylors team will play Kentucky in a 4 p.m. elimination game Monday.

Brock Myers delivered a bases-clearing triple in the top of the sixth inning to put Taylors into the lead for the first time, 7-6. Greg Laymon singled up the middle to give the South Carolina champions an 8-6 lead.

Myers’ triple was just out of reach of the rightfielder’s glove. Laymon’s RBI single shot under the pitcher’s glove into centerfield field. Northwood's lead was against a team that had won every game by seven runs or more this summer.

Pennsylvania, which built a 6-0 lead after two innings did not get a hit from the second until the sixth and were held scoreless for three innings.

Pennsylvania scored the tying and the winning run on a bases loaded single with no out in the bottom of the sixth. Kaden Pfeifer’s solo home run to lead off the Pennsylvania sixth got the Mid-Atlantic championships to within a run.

Alex Edmondson delivered a 3-run home run for Northwood in a four-run fourth inning as Northwood, from Taylors, cut the lead to 6-4.

Edmondson has two home runs, six runs batted in and pitched a no-hitter.

Pennsylvania and Texas, the only remaining unbeaten U.S. teams don’t play again until Wednesday at 8 p.m. Texas beat California 8-4 earlier Sunday.

 

 

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