SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Bonita, California hit five home runs in the third inning to easily beat Bowling Green, Kentucky 14-2 on Friday in the Little League World Series.
The five home runs in an inning — hit by five different players as part of an 11-run inning — tied a series record set in 1992 by the Dominican Republic. The game was stopped after the top of the fourth inning.
Pitcher Dante Schmid allowed two runs in 3 1/3 innings, struck out eight and also hit a three-run home run.
Antonio Andrade ignited the record barrage when he led off the third inning with his 16th home run during all-star competition. Pinch-hitter Nick Maldanado hit a two-out grand slam that made it 9-0; Nate Nankil, Levi Mendez and Walker Lannom also homered.
Carson Kelley hit a two-run home run for Kentucky.
California will play Texas on Sunday. Kentucky will try to avoid elimination Saturday against Oregon.