SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title.

Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, and the undefeated Pennsylvania team beat Pearland, Texas, 3-0 while thousands of red-shirted fans stood and cheered.

Pearland will play Bonita, California, on Thursday for a spot in the U.S. title game against Lewisberry. The winner of that game Saturday will face the International bracket winner for the World Series title a day later.

Tokyo overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory over Venezuela for a berth in the International bracket title game.


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