The kids from Petaluma, Calif., are one win away from the Little League World Series championship game after their 11-1, five-inning win over Texas Thursday in South Williamsport, Pa.
Petaluma now gets Goodlettsville, Tenn., on Saturday in the U.S. final. Panama and Japan are in the international final.
Smith leads the LLWS in runs batted in with 10 and is tied for the series lead in home runs in the tournament with three. Teammate Bradley Smith leads the LLWS in total hits with nine as Petaluma has powered its way to a 4-1 record. The West team has earned a rematch with the Southeast (Tennessee), which is 3-0 in LLWS play including a 9-6 win over Petaluma on Aug. 19.
More stats and information are available at the LLWS website.