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Staten Island wins opener in rout

Updated: August 21, 2009, 10:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Nick Pucciarelli knocked in four runs with a homer and a two-run triple, Angelo Navetta struck out nine in five-plus innings, and Staten Island, N.Y., beat Mercer Island, Wash., 10-2 on Friday in the opening game of the Little League World Series.

James Morisano broke a scoreless tie in the third with a run-scoring single before Pucciarelli followed with a homer to right field for a 3-0 lead.

New York (1-0) added four more runs in the fourth, keyed by Pucciarelli's ...

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