SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Payton Purvis hit two, two-run blasts, including one in a
seven-run fifth inning that ended the game early because of Little
League's 10-run rule as Warner Robins, Georgia defeated Chandler, Arizona 16-6 at the Little League World Series on Thursday.
With some of the members of last year's title-winning team from
Columbus, Ga., watching from the stands, Warner Robins (3-1)
pounded out 14 hits against Chandler (2-2).
The first of Purvis' two homers rolled around inside a monument
with the bust of Howard J. Lamade, the Little League stadium's
At practice last week, Purvis said he remarked to a couple
teammates, "'Wouldn't it be cool if someone hit that guy in the
face?' It's funny I was the one to do it."