Hawaii advanced to the United States championship game with a 12-9 victory over Virginia at the Little League World Series in Williamsport Wednesday. Virginia had not given up a run entering the game.
Louisiana defeated New Jersey 4-1 and will meet Virginia today in a semifinal elimination game. The winner will meet Hawaii Saturday in the U.S. final.
Japan earned its way into the International championship with a 7-2 victory over South Korea. South Korea will meet Curacao today in the semifinals.