With the score tied and Westport at-bat, a controversial interference call ruled out an Eastlake double-play allowing Westport's Chad Knight to hit a two-out, two-strike single in the bottom of the seventh to score the go ahead win.
After Sammamish took a 13-6 lead into the fifth inning, Westport, Connecticut came roaring back, scoring seven runs, including a solo home run by Westport's Knight to tie the game.
In the top of the seventh inning, Eastlake's Jack Carper hit a single with one out, and Dalton Chandler was walked after Knight hit him in the head with a pitch. But Jacob Dahlstrom hit into double play, ending the inning.
According to Westport Patch, Westport's Max Popken reached on a fielder's choice — and base runner Ricky Offenberg and a Washington player collided as Washington attempted to get Chris Drbal out at home. Umpires reviewed whether that constituted two outs (did Washington manage to tag Offenberg? Did the out at home count or was the ball dead?) but Offenberg was ruled out, and Drbal went back to third.
There were two outs and Knight was up. With two balls, two strikes, and two outs, he singled to scored Drbal, and Westport pulled off the most dramatic comeback in recent Little League World Series memory to win, 14-13.Westport, representing New England, defeated Eastlake 9-7 last Sunday. They will go on to play Chula Vista, Calif., on Saturday for a berth in the title game. Tijuana, Mexico, will face Tokyo for the international title. The World Series championship is Sunday.