Hagerstown scored on an Iowa error in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday to win their Little League World Series opener 8-7.
With runners on first and second and one out, Jacob Trauwin hit a ground ball to the Iowa shortstop, who went to second and overthrew the first baseman. Preston Allred came around to score the winning run.
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The Indiana champions, representing the Great Lakes region, will play next Monday afternoon. Iowa rallied from a six-run deficit to tie the score.
The fans back home were delighted with the result.
Hagerstown scored four runs in the first inning. Kaden Hall doubled in Troutwine’s first, a bases-loaded walk brought in the second run and Clark Thorberg’s single produced two more.
Indiana scored three times in the second half. RBIs by Graham Vinson and Hayden Moore paced Iowa’s starting pitcher. Hagerstown also scored on a cross.
Iowa scored one in the top of the first.
Following a three-run triple by Iowa, a fielder’s choice cut Indiana’s lead to 7-5 in the third. After a walk in the inning, Hagerstown starting pitcher Hall was replaced on the mound by Heather Johnson.
Iowa tied the score at 7 in the fourth. Indiana had two stellar defensive plays that were too late to come out.
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