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The two teams facing off for a Little League World Series Championship will be United States victor Endwell, New York versus worldwide victor Seoul, South Korea.

NY didn't get its first hit until the bottom of the fourth inning when Jude Abbadessa got a single. Having knocked off a powerful Kentucky team that run-ruled two opponents, and then Tennessee twice, the New Yorkers brought the championship back to the United States for the first time since Huntington Beach, California won (also by the score of 2-1) back in 2011 over Japan.

Harlost's winning run came after teammate Conner Rush produced the NY team's only RBI in the game with a single. One batter later, Harlost scored on the passed ball to put the US team up 2-0.

South Korean starter Junho Jeong matched Harlost through the first three innings before succumbing to Maine-Endwell's rally in the fourth.

Pinch-hitter Yoomin Lee halved South Korea's deficit in the fifth inning. Abbadessa later scored the game's first run on Rush's single. He sent a video message to the Maine-Endwell Little League Team, which included the pun, "I Hope It Ends Well". "Just coming here would be wonderful and then our team doing well is even more awesome".

In the second, right fielder James Fellows made a running grab at the warning track to rob Sangheon Park of an extra base hit.

Prior to Saturday's contest, South Korea was 15-1 in LLWS games, including 3-0 in title games, most recently winning in 2014.

The Endwell, New York based team went into the series with a 5-0 record.

"From there on, I pretty much knew we were going to go a long way", Hopko said.

"Hats off to the team from South Korea".

This is their fifth victory in the World Series Tournament.

The team has also officially been named the 2016 Jack Losch Little League Baseball World Series Team Sportsmanship Award victor.



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