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Michigan ends Honolulu’s run in the Little League World Series

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                                Michigan’s Cameron Thorning was greeted by Honolulu shortstop Kekoa Payanal as he rounded second after hitting a two-run home run off starting pitcher Micah Bennett during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., today.

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    Michigan’s Cameron Thorning was greeted by Honolulu shortstop Kekoa Payanal as he rounded second after hitting a two-run home run off starting pitcher Micah Bennett during the first inning of a baseball game at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., today.

Cameron Thorning’s two-run homer in the first inning provided enough offense for Taylor, Mich., to end Honolulu’s run in the Little League World Series with a 2-1 victory today in South Williamsport, Pa.

Thorning also struck out seven in 3 1/3 innings before giving way to Jakob Furkas, who closed out the win to send Michigan to the LLWS championship game on Sunday.

Kaikea Patoc-Young drove in Hawaii’s only run with a single in the third inning to score Chasen Uyetake, who reached on an error.

Honolulu entered the game 3-0 at the LLWS and had outscored its opponents 22-4, including a 2-0 win over the same Michigan team on Wednesday.

Kekoa Payanal had Honolulu’s only other hit.

Patoc-Young threw three shutout innings in relief for Honolulu, which gave up only three hits.

Honolulu will play South Dakota for third place on Sunday at 4 a.m. Hawaii time.

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