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Coon Rapids/Andover wins Little League World Series opener

Updated: August 16, 2019 06:40 PM

The Coon Rapids/Andover little league team defeated Bowling Green, Kentucky 2-1 in their first game of the 2019 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon.

Jameson Kuznia pitched 4.2 innings for Coon Rapids/Andover, allowing only two hits and the only run allowed was unearned.

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The Midwest Regional champions scored both of their runs in the top of the second inning. Tyler Phillips had an RBI triple that scored Dylan Bloom to make it 1-0. Phillips later scored on a wild pitch to give them a 2-0 lead. Bowling Green scored their only run off an error in the third inning.

Coon Rapids/Andovers advances to the winners bracket quarterfinals and will play South Riding, Virginia (Southeast Regional winners) on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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