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Petaluma Team Advances At Little League World Series

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The Petaluma National Little League team posing in their World Series game jerseys. (Petaluma National Little League/Facebook)

The Petaluma National Little League team posing in their World Series game jerseys. (Petaluma National Little League/Facebook)

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (CBS / AP) — The Little Leaguers are packing quite the punch at this year’s World Series.

Danny Marzo hit a game-winning homer in the eighth inning and Petaluma beat Parsippany, N.J., 5-4 on Monday to move on at the Little League World Series.

The 12-year-old Marzo drove an 0-1 pitch to the grassy hill beyond the right-field wall, setting off a wild celebration after California blew a two-run lead.

Marzo was mobbed by giddy teammates who charged out to the plate as soon he hit the ball.

New Jersey pushed across two runs in the sixth to tie it at 4.

Emil Matti homered and David Ton had an RBI single.

Also Monday, Curacao scored three times in the fifth inning to rally for a 4-3 victory over Canada in an elimination game. Mychellon Jansen’s solo homer provided the go-ahead run.

Nebraska will return home with a win after scoring 15 runs in the second inning of a 17-1 victory over Ramstein, Germany in a consolation game. The 15 runs were a World Series record for one inning.

This was the first time a Nebraska team had qualified for the tournament.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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