By Gary Martin
On August 28, the team from Columbus, GA, defeated the team from Kawaguchi City, Japan, to win the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, PA. The final score was 2-1.
Cody Walker, 13, hit a two-run homer for the only runs needed to win. Twelve-year-old pitcher Ryan Carter struck out 11 batters as the Columbus team became the second U.S. team in a row to win the series.