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Columbus slips past Japan to land USA LLWS title

Updated: August 28, 2006, 9:37 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The chants of "USA! USA!" spread through the crowd when the kids from Columbus, Ga., got the last out in the Little League World Series.

How fitting.

Cody Walker hit a two-run homer, Kyle Carter struck out 11, and Columbus beat Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1 on Monday, giving an American team the championship for the second straight year.

"It feels great," Walker said with a grin.

Columbus' victory in the Little League title game came ...

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