SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (TheBlaze/AP) — Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game.
Hwang gave up one hit in two-plus innings while striking out four. He also drove in the Asia-Pacific Region champs' first two runs as they built an 8-1 lead before Jackie Robinson West made it close.
South Korea's Jae Yeong Hwang (18) drives in a run with a double off Chicago's Brandon Green in the first inning of the Little League World Series championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (Image source: AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Choi, who had a homer and scored twice, pitched the last four innings for South Korea, which won its third title after back-to-back championships in 1985 and '85.
In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, fans of South Korea cheer and dance before the Little League World Series championship baseball game between South Korea and Chicago in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (Image source: AP/Gene J. Puskar)
International teams have won the previous three and four of the last five titles.
Brandon Green went 5 2-3 innings for Chicago, which had survived four straight knockout games before the final.