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Base-running mistake costs New York in loss to Illinois

Updated: August 21, 2006, 10:04 PM ET
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Frank Smith provided a sense of hope but immediately turned it into heartbreak.

Smith broke up David Hearne's no-hitter with a single in the sixth but was tagged out on a crazy play as Staten Island, N.Y., lost 1-0 to Lemont, Ill., on Sunday night in Pool A of the Little League World Series.

Lemont improved to 1-1 and Staten Island fell to 0-2 in pool play.

After Peter Sciarillo drew a one-out walk against Hearne in the sixth, Smith followed with a ...

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