Ohio 2, Minnesota 1
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Chad Pennington pitched a 1-hitter Saturday as Hamilton, Ohio, defeated Coon Rapids, Minn., 2-1 to earn a berth in the Little League World Series.
Ohio scored both runs in the second inning on doubles by Jason Zimmerer and Jeremy Hendershot and Chris Hilton’s RBI single.
Minnesota’s lone run came in the third inning when Derek Swendsen scored on a wild pitch.
Pennington struck out three. Minnesota’s Brandon Welborn gave up two runs on five hits for the loss.