Nashville team stays alive in LLWS

Associated Press • Aug 19, 2013 at 5:54 PM

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Zane Denton hit a grand slam to lead Nashville to a 10-0 win over Newark, Del., in an elimination game at the Little League World Series on Monday.

Knox Preston ended the game with a two-run homer to center field in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Southeast champions (2-1) broke open the game with a six-run second to stay in contention in the U.S. side of the loser’s bracket.

Nashville has combined for 20 runs in its past two games, following a 10-2 win over Corpus Christi, Texas.

Delaware (1-2) threatened with the bases loaded in the third before Joseph Davis struck out looking. Justin Courter had the lone hit, a single, for the Mid-Atlantic champions.

After opening the tournament with a 6-3 win over Iowa, Delaware dropped a 15-3 decision to California.

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