Canada was eliminated from the Little League World Series with a 4-0 loss to Japan Tuesday in Williamsport, Pa.
The loss came a day after the Canadian team from Langley, B.C. downed Chinese Taipei to even its record at 2-2. Canada also beat Saudi Arabia in the double-knockout tournament.
Japan has now beaten Canada the last eight times the teams have met at the LLWS. During that time, Canada has been out-scored 80-28.
The team from Hamamatsu City scored the only three runs it would need in the third inning then tacked on an insurance run in the fourth.
In the third, Canadian starter Cole Cantelon got the first two outs before Kazuto Takakura worked him for a walk. Ken Igeta and Yoshiki Suzuki hit back-to-back doubles to account for the first two runs then Asuya Otsuka followed with a run-scoring triple.
Kaito Suzuki came around in the fourth on a two-out triple by Gaishi Iguchi to round out the scoring.
Cantelon took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings while Colby Ring allowed one hit over the final 1 1/3 innings.
Hiroyasu Sugiura was the winner for Japan, allowing just two hits over 2 1/3 innings in relief of starter Shoto Totsuka.