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Japan takes it

Team Japan starting pitcher Taisei Shimabe throws to a Collier Township/Cartiers Valley (Pa.) hitter in the Intermediate Little League World Series championship game in Livermore on Aug. 5. Shimabe threw all seven innings, allowed five hits and had six strikeouts to lead Japan to a 10-1 win. Pleasanton National, the District 57 champions, went 2-2 in the tournament, losing to Collier Township/Cartiers Valley in the United States semifinal.




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