Irmo Little League stays alive at Junior League World Series

Irmo Little League will play another day at the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Mich.

Team Southeast (Irmo) defeated Team Southwest (Lubbock, Texas) 13-3 in five innings Wednesday in the loser’s bracket game.

Cooper Derrick hit the first of two, 3-run homers by Team Southeast as part of a 4-run rally to take a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Team Southeast added six runs in the second inning, three on a homer by Charles Todd to go 10-3. Charles Ellis also had a 2-run double in the inning.

Team Southeast scored three more runs off Team Southwest errors to close out the game on the 10-run Mercy rule. It will now face Team Central (Elmhurst/River Forest, Ill.) at 1 p.m. Thursday.

All games will air on ESPN+.

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