Louisiana won its first Little League World League (LLWS) title on Sunday, beating Curacao 8-0 international champions, led by a two-hit stoppage of Egon Prater.
River Ridge suburban New Orleans team began their offensive breakthrough in the fifth inning with four hits on four hits.
Marshall Louk had three hits for the club representing the Southwestern region, including a pair of doubles riding in three tracks .
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Louisiana outfielder Rees Roussell also hit an RBI double. Before Sunday, he was 15 for 20 at the plate in South Williamsport, the state where LLWS is organized annually.
Curacao loaded the bases with one out in the top of the third, but a pair of fast ones.
Prater threw a complete game, throwing 88 pitches over six innings. He won two wins and made 19 appearances in 14 1/3 over the tournament.
With the victory, Jefferson Parish's East Coast team became the first Louisiana team to win the championship. Sunday's victory brought another win back to the United States, the first since 2009 when a team from Chula Vista, California, capped a series of five straight championships for the United States.