Japanese Team Wins Little League World Series
They didn’t break under pressure. Playing on the road against the Lewisberry, Pennsylvania squad, the Tokyo tweens kept hometown crowd of 42,000 fans in their seats. Both squads entered undefeated and Japan made a record-breaking comeback after the Americans stockpiled an eight-run lead in just one inning. The Kitasuna team’s 18-11 victory earned them their third championship, after wins in 2012 and 2001. Pennsylvania teams have four titles — but none since 1960 — and to add some, they’d need to get past contenders from Asia that have dominated for a generation.