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|Hawaii Advances to U.S. Title Game at Little League World Series
|SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- The Little League World Series final four is set after Hawaii's 12-5 win over Georgia on Friday.
The Waipahu, Hawaii, team rallied from four runs down against Columbus, Ga., then took the lead on Ty DeSa's RBI double to left center in the fourth. Two runs scored later in the inning after Shiloh Baniaga's smash got past drawn-in shortstop Brandon Pugh.
Hawaii tacked on five runs in the fifth to put the game out of reach. They play Texas for the U.S. title Saturday.
The international championship features Japan against Taiwan, and the winners play Sunday for the World Series crown.
Pugh doubled home two runs and then scored on the same play following a throwing error to help give Georgia a 4-0 lead in the third.
Hawaii won the series two years ago.
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