Grant Holman celebrates his no-hitter for Chula Vista, Calif., the first since the 85-pitch rule was put in place in the LLWS in 2007. (Photo: AP)
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Grant Holman hit a grand slam to cap an eight-run fourth-inning, leading Chula Vista, Calif., to a 15-3 victory over Newark, Del., on Sunday in the Little League World Series.
Holman's homer ended the game because it provided the West Champions a 10-run lead through four innings. Micah Pietila-Wiggs homered and drove in four runs, and Michael Gaines had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs.
Chula Vista (2-0) advanced to play Westport, Conn. (2-0), on Wednesday.
Jack Hardcastle had a two-run double to give Newark a short-lived lead in the first inning. Brandon Sengphachanh had a two-out home run in the fourth.
The Mid-Atlantic champions (1-1) will face Nashville, Tenn., in a U.S. loser's bracket game Monday.