The Kennewick American 10-year-olds dropped a 4-3 decision to Manatee, Fla., on Monday at the Cal Ripken Baseball World Series in Jonesboro, Ark.
The loss gives Kennewick a 1-1 record with two games remaining in pool play.
Kennewick plays Mountain Home, Ark., at 4 p.m. (PDT) today, then takes on Visalia, Calif., at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The top three teams in each pool will advance to the playoffs.
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On Monday, Manatee won the game in the top of the eighth inning when a runner scored on a passed ball.
Kennewick trailed 3-0 after two innings but rallied to score two runs in the third and one in the fourth to tie the game at 3-3.
Kade Smith had an RBI double in the third, scoring Rylen Blair, and Chance Oldham scored on an error.
In the fourth, Alex Mendoza hit a solo home run for Kennewick. Mendoza also pitched the first four innings, fanning six batters.