Boise, Idaho 2, Brownsburg, Ind. 0
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) _ The boys from Boise, while no Beast of the East, at least got a run and a victory.
In a game that meant nothing to the outcome of the Little League World Series, Boise, Idaho beat Brownsburg, Ind. 2-0 Wednesday night. Still, there was pride on the line for teams that had lost two previous starts in the series.
Both teams went into the game knowing that they had no shot at Thursday night’s U.S. championship. Defending champion and ``Beast of the East″ Toms River, N.J., will play Phenix City, Ala.
Boise’s Bryan Champ, a piano-playing 12-year-old who wants to go to MIT, started the game with five strikeouts before walking Alex Hendrickson. He finished with eight strikeouts and was 2-for-3 and scored a run.
Boise’s Seth Anderson scored on Austin Jones’ groundout in the third, and Champ came home on a wild pitch for a 2-0 lead. The runs were the first in 13 innings for Idaho’s first team ever in the series.
No Brownsburg runner got past second. Austin Nickol had a single and a double.