After a long week of International Bracket play, (3-1) Tijuana, Baja Calif., battles (3-0) Tokyo for a chance to advance to Sunday's 2013 Little League World Series Championship Game.
The winner will take on Chula Vista, Calif., or Westport, Conn., in the tournament finals, while the loser plays in tomorrow's third-place game.
First pitch for this Japan vs. Mexico LLWS 2013 International Finals is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. PDT) from Lamade Stadium and it'll be broadcast live on ABC and ESPN-3/Watch ESPN Live Stream.
This will be a rematch of Wednesday's third-round game, in which the defending champs came roaring back to win 5-2 after falling behind in the early going.
Trailing by a run in the fourth inning (2-1), Musashi Fuchu Little League of Tokyo showcased its championship pedigree with meticulous pitching and clutch hitting.
The Japanese would tie the game in the bottom of the fourth, before a 3-run fifth inning created a nice cushion for them down the stretch.
Center fielder, Kouyou Mizushima was instrumental in Japan's offensive outburst in that decisive fifth stanza, going 2-for-2 on the day with two runs scores and a run-batted-in.
"I've always been the first batter up so I've had the mindset of getting on base and making sure that I can get (other) batters up, which leads to scoring," Mizushima said after the win.
Need a way to catch up on what's transpired in the LLWS 2013 thus far? Here's everything you need to prepare for today's International and USA finals: