A team from Japan defeated the squad from Waipahu, Hawaii, on Sunday in the championship game of the Little League World Series. The score was 4-1.
First baseman Konan Tomori drove in three runs and pitcher Ryusuke Ikeda struck out five batters in three innings to ice the win for Japan at Howard J. Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The win by an international team breaks a five-year winning streak by U.S. teams. The last time a Japanese team had won the tournament was 2003.