Earlier in the week, the Rhode Island Little League team was accused of stealing signs during play at the New England Regional Tournament. Today, the same team Rhode Island team got no-hit in its first game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The Southeast Regional champs from Virginia beat Rhode Island 3-0. Three pitchers combined to keep R.I. champs hitless. Virginia pitchers struck nine.

NOTE: After losing to the Rhode Island team in the New England Regional last weekend, the New Hampshire manager accused the Rhody team of stealing signs. Representatives from the Rhode Island denied the allegations. The Little League rule regarding stealing signs reads as follows...

Little League Baseball: According to the Conditions of Tournament Play, the stealing or relaying of signs to alert the batter of pitch selection and/or location is unsportsmanlike behavior. If, in the judgment of the umpire(s), this behavior is occurring, both the player and the manager may be ejected from the game. It is the discretion of the umpire to decide if the action is blatant and consistent to the point where ejection is warranted.

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