Purvis' pair of 2-run blasts leads Georgia's victory over Arizona

Updated: August 23, 2007, 11:58 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Payton Purvis hit two, two-run blasts, including one in a seven-run fifth inning that ended the game early because of Little League's 10-run rule as Warner Robins, Georgia defeated Chandler, Arizona 16-6 at the Little League World Series on Thursday.

With some of the members of last year's title-winning team from Columbus, Ga., watching from the stands, Warner Robins (3-1) pounded out 14 hits against Chandler (2-2).

The first of Purvis' two homers rolled around inside a monument with the bust of Howard J. Lamade, the Little League stadium's namesake.

At practice last week, Purvis said he remarked to a couple teammates, "'Wouldn't it be cool if someone hit that guy in the face?' It's funny I was the one to do it."

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