Update 2:04 p.m.: Pitcher Andrew White prevails against Fairfield batters ending the sixth inning with a strikeout. The Nationals win the first game of the Little League World Series, 6-4. They play again on Sunday, 2 p.m., Eastern Time.
Update: 1:55 p.m.: Cole Tomei sets the stage for the inning with a center field single. Danny Marzo's subsequent center-field hit scored Tomei, giving the Nationals a two-run lead entering the bottom of the sixth inning. Fairfield has one last chance to tie it up, or win the game.
Update: 1:38 p.m.: Fairfield's Will Lucas triples to right field, scoring Daniel Kiernan. Lucas himself, scores on an overthrown ball from pitcher Andrew White, making it 5-4 with Petaluma ahead.
Update: 1:31 p.m.: A center-field hit by Austin Paretti has scored two runs for the Nationals in the top of the third inning. Nationals now leading 5-2. Paretti's shot scored Bradley Smith and Danny Marzo.
Update: 1:22 p.m.: Impressive hitting by Kevin Oricoli and errors on the part of the Nationals have made this a one-score game. Petaluma ahead, 3-2 at the start of the 5th inning. Oricoli scores on an overthrown ball.
Update: 1:03 p.m.: Pitcher Bradley Smith retired Fairfield, entering the top of the 4th inning, Petaluma ahead, 3-1.
Update: 12:53 p.m.: Bradley Smith sent a two-run homer into center field to score Logan Douglas and himself, putting Petaluma in the lead, 3-1.
Update 12:46 p.m.: The Nationals enter the third inning in the Little League World Series tied 1-1 with Fairfield, Ct., at Little League World Series.
As Little League World Series fever surges through Petaluma, the Nationals are fueling the fire in Williamsport by appearing live on the ESPN.
Go to espn.com to watch the game live. So far, the Nationals are tied 1-1 against Fairfield, Ct. The teams are entering the 2nd inning.
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