Nick Pratto, the pitcher who struck out 10 Montana batters to get his Huntington Beach, California team into the Little League World Series title game…came through with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the final inning to lift his West squad to a 2 to 1 win over Japan.

The California Little Leaguers who towered over their Japanese counterparts were

hard-put by an excellent defense, but loaded the bases for Pratto’s heroics.