Eastlake little leaguers hope their luck continues

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The Eastlake Little League All-Stars from Chula Vista team plays Wednesday for a spot in the U.S. championship game and with any luck, their fun will continue.

They will face their counterparts from the Westport Little League of Westport, Conn., Wednesday in the Little League World Series, with the winner advancing to Saturday’s U.S. Championship Game.

The game in South Williamsport, Pa., will match the tournament’s only two 2-0 U.S. teams.

“I think its going to be a low-scoring game,” said John Ludman, manager of the all-star team from the Newark National Little League from Newark, Del., which lost to Eastlake 15-3 Sunday in a game shortened to four innings because of the 10-run rule.

“I think (Eastlake) is probably a better hitting team than Connecticut, but Connecticut’s got a great pitcher.”

ESPN will televise their game against a team from Connecticut at 5 p.m. PST.

Today’s loser will face the all-star team from the Eastlake Little League of Sammamish, Wash., Thursday, with the winner advancing to the U.S. Championship Game.

The two 2-0 teams in the eight-team double-elimination international bracket will also play today, with the winner of the game between the squads representing Municipal De Tijuana Little League of Tijuana and Musashi Fuchu Little League of Tokyo advancing to Saturday’s International Championship Game.

The loser will play the team representing the Aguadulce Cabezera Little League from Aguadulce, Panama, on Thursday, with the winner advancing to Saturday’s International Championship Game.

The U.S. and International champions will play in the World Series Championship Game, which is scheduled for Sunday.