South Korea advances to international title game of LLWS

Updated: August 25, 2016, 6:04 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Seum Kwon had two home runs and three RBI, Sangheon Park struck out nine and South Korea beat Mexico 7-0 on Thursday to advance to the international championship game of the Little League World Series.

Kwon hit a solo shot over the left-center wall to give Seoul a 1-0 lead in the first inning and he hammered the first pitch he saw in the second for a two-run homer.

Jaekyeong Kim also homered -- with two on -- in the second and Yoomin Lee came home on a wild pitch in the fourth.

Park was replaced in the fourth after throwing just 48 pitches in order to stay eligible to pitch on Sunday. Wontae Cho didn't allow a hit in two innings of relief.

Gael Isaac Cortez singled up the middle in the first inning for Mexico's only hit.

South Korea, which recorded its third shutout of the LLWS, will play Panama on Saturday.


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