In a nail biter of a game, Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West won their third game in the Little League World Series tonight.
The team from the South Side beat a team from Rhode Island 8-7.
JRW will play again Tuesday night.
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Scoring Update: Jackie Robinson West up 1-0 in the bottom of the first
Scoring Update: Top of the 2nd: Rhode Island 2 – Jackie Robinson West 1
JRW ties it up, 2-2
Homerun! JRW up 5-2!
Scoring update: JRW up 6-2 going into the bottom of the 3rd
Scoring update going in to the 4th: Jackie Robinson West 6 – Rhode Island 7
Scoring update at the bottom of the 5th: JRW 8, Rhode Island 7
Scoring Update: Top of the 6th, 8-7 with Jackie Robinson West in the lead
Mayor Emanuel released a statement tonight on JRW’s win saying:
“Tonight’s win underscores Jackie Robinson West’s unparalleled strength and resilience; I’ve said it before and I’ve said it again- never bet against Chicago’s kids. With their positive attitude and hard work, the All Stars and Coach Darold Butler have set a remarkable example for all of Chicago, and we as a City could not be prouder of them. I join all of Chicago in wishing them the best of luck tomorrow, and as evidenced by the watch parties that have drawn hundreds of Chicagoans, it’s safe to say the whole City will continue to root for them tomorrow.”