Trae McLemore hit a grand slam and drove in six runs to lead Nashville, Tenn., to a 10-2 victory over Corpus Christi, Texas, on Saturday in an elimination game at the Little League World Series.
Ben Pickman struck out 10 and allowed three hits over five innings for Nashville (1-1), which stayed in contention in the double-elimination tournament.
McLemore had a two-run single in the fourth inning, in helping Nashville build a 3-0 lead. With two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth, the 5-foot-11, 209-pound cleanup batter hit a 1-1 pitch over the fence in center off Jared Cruz.
Cruz responded with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth off McLemore, who relieved Pickman. Juan Jasso singled and scored in the fifth for the Southwest champion.
Corpus Christi (0-2) will face Perth, Australia (0-2), in a consolation game Monday.
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