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Canada, Southwest, Southeast, Japan win in LLWS

Greenville, N.C., tosses no-hitter; home runs lift White Rock, B.C., Lufkin, Texas; Toyko relies on small ball
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WILLIAMSPORT, PA. -- The Little League World Series continued Sunday with four games. Here is a recap of what has happened so far and what remains ahead:

Southeast 16, West 0
Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs and Will Casey combined to throw a no-hitter for Southeast (Greenville, N.C.). Anderson earned the win, striking out four in three innings. It was the Southeast's second combined no-hitter of the LLWS. 

WILLIAMSPORT, PA. -- The Little League World Series continued Sunday with four games. Here is a recap of what has happened so far and what remains ahead:

Southeast 16, West 0
Chase Anderson, Matthew Matthijs and Will Casey combined to throw a no-hitter for Southeast (Greenville, N.C.). Anderson earned the win, striking out four in three innings. It was the Southeast's second combined no-hitter of the LLWS. 

Southeast scored nine runs in the fifth inning to beat West (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) by the mercy rule and remained undefeated at 2-0 while the West dropped to 1-1.

Southeast scored one run in the top of the first and tacked on five runs in the second. Southeast had 18 hits in the game, including homers by JoeJoe Byrne and Carson Hardee, who had five RBIs. Thomas Barrett led the way with three hits for Southeast, which had five players record multiple hits.

The 16 runs were the most in a game by any team in this year's tournament, eclipsing a 15-run outburst by Mid-Atlantic (Jackson, N.J.) on Saturday.

Canada 7, Latin America 3
Canada (White Rock, British Columbia) remained unbeaten as the team took an early lead and coasted to a win over Latin America (Maracaibo, Venezuela), which dropped to 1-1.

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Reid Hefflick mashed a three-run home run in the first inning for Canada, which led the entire contest. Hefflick also earned the win, pitching 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out seven. Reece Usselman recorded the final seven outs to earn the save for Canada.

Nathanial Factor also went deep for Canada and finished with three RBIs. For Latin America, Jhann Bozo went 2-for-2 with a walk, and Daniel Acurero recorded six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings pitched.

Southwest 6, New England 3
Southwest (Lufkin, Texas) overcame an early two-run deficit for a comeback win over New England (Fairfield, Conn.). Southwest moved to 2-0 in the tournament and New England dropped to 1-1.

New England scored three runs in the top of the second inning to take a 3-1 lead, thanks to a homer by Aidan Rivera, an RBI-double by Leo Randazzo and a groundout. Southwest tied the game in the bottom of the frame when Christian Mumphery hit a two-run homer on the first pitch he saw. Mumphery also hit a solo shot to center in the fifth inning.

In the fourth, Southwest took the lead for good when Malcolm Deason stroked a run-scoring single. Collin Ross pitched all six innings for Southwest to earn the win. He struck out eight, walked none and allowed three runs on four hits.

Japan 4, Asia-Pacific 1
Japan (Tokyo) overcame an early hole and scored four unanswered runs to top Asia-Pacific (Seoul, South Korea) and remain undefeated at 2-0. Asia-Pacific fell to 1-1.

After Asia-Pacific scored in the top of the first inning, Japan responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame via run-scoring singles by Ryota Ono and Yuya Nakajima. Japan added two insurance runs in the third inning.

Riku Goto pitched six innings and earned the win for Japan. He struck out seven and allowed one run on five hits. Hosung Lee started for Asia-Pacific and was charged with four runs on four hits in three innings, with four strikeouts.

Monday's schedule
Europe-Africa vs. Great Lakes, 11 a.m.
Asia-Pacific vs. Mexico, 1 p.m.
West vs. Mid-Atlantic, 3 p.m.
Caribbean vs. Latin America, 6 p.m.
Northwest vs. New England, 8 p.m.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com.