Japan defeats Waipio 4-1 at Little League World Series

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA (HawaiiNewsNow) –Waipio's Little League World Series journey came to an end Sunday as Japan won 4-1 in the title game.

Japan struck first in the top of the second when a wild pitch scored a runner from third. An RBI single in the fourth put Japan ahead 2-0.

Hawaii's only scoring came in the bottom of the fourth, Noah Shackles singled. An error on a Heleski sacrifice bunt scored Shackles from third.

Japan sealed the deal when Konan Tomori hit a powerful two-run homer to right with two out in the top of the sixth.

Hawaii played five days in a row, each time facing elimination. Hawaii was the first team ever to play seven games in the Little League World Series.

The team is set to return to the islands just before 5:00 p.m. Monday.

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