For the second straight day, a line drive found the glove of Louisiana shortstop Stan Wiltz and a dogpile ensued in the infield at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa. On Sunday that heap of jubilation was for a Little League World Series championship.
The ballplayers from River Ridge defeated Curacao 8-0 to win Louisiana's first LLWS title.
Wiltz caught the final out for the world title Sunday and the U.S. title Saturday, when he produced an unassisted double play to end the game.
"It felt like my glove was a magnet," Wiltz said.
The team from suburban New Orleans fought its way back through the losers' bracket after dropping its opening game of the tournament to Hawaii. Louisiana won six games in eight days, becoming the first team to win the LLWS after dropping its first game since the tournament expanded in 2001.
Egan Prather pitched a two-hit shutout Sunday, throwing 88 pitches over six innings. Louisiana's Reece Roussel and Marshall Louque each doubled Sunday and finished the tournament with seven doubles, a record.
Van Rooyen wins first on European Tour
Erik van Rooyen, a South African who played college golf for the Gophers, birdied the final hole to win the Scandinavian Invitation in Gothenburg, Sweden, his first PGA European Tour title.
He shot a 6-under 64 in the final round to finish 19 under and a shot ahead of England's Matt Fitzpatrick (64). A 12-foot putt on No. 18 settled it.
"I was so nervous on 18," Van Rooyen said. "I've been putting so well all day and to hole that one to win, it's my first one, it's pretty cool."
No. 1 Ko wins LPGA event
• Top-ranked Jin Young Ko closed with an 8-under 64 to win the CP Women's Open in Aurora, Ontario, by five shots over Nicole Broch Larsen (69).
• Brandt Jobe rallied from seven strokes down, shooting a 9-under 63 to win the PGA Tour Champions Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash. Fred Couples blew a five-stroke lead by shooting a 76 and finished third.
AROUND THE HORN
Tennis: Mona Barthel pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured right foot, allowing 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens to get into the field. Flipkens lost in qualifying but will participate in the main draw for the 11th time. Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up and seeded 21st at the Open, withdrew from the men's bracket because of an injured glute muscle. He was replaced by Kamil Majchrzak of Poland. Play begins Monday.
MLS: The Colorado Rapids made former MLS player and longtime assistant Robin Fraser their head coach. Fraser steps in for Conor Casey, who had been the interim coach since the team fired Anthony Hudson in May. Colorado is 7-14-6 and at the bottom of the Western Conference standings.
College football: Tennessee starting cornerback Bryce Thompson was arrested on a domestic assault charge stemming from an argument with his girlfriend in Thompson's dorm room. Witnesses told police they heard Thompson threaten to slap a woman and that he yelled that he would "shoot up the school."