Jackie Robinson West received five solid innings from starter Josh Houston and jumped out to an early lead, cruising to a 6-1 win over Pearland, Texas, Tuesday evening in Williamsport, Pa.
With the win, the kids from Chicago are one of three United States teams remaining and will play Wednesday against the loser of Pennsylvania and Nevada.
Jackie Robinson West scored three runs in the first and third innings and turned a pair of double plays to down Texas, winning its second straight elimination game to advance in the tournament.
After the game support from around Twitterverse continued to pour in for the kids from Morgan Park:
Another great win by Jackie Robinson West. Keep it up! #JRW— Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) August 20, 2014