Pitcher Nick Pratto from Huntington Beach struck out eight in eight innings to lead the USA 18U national team to an 11-1 win over Australia in pool play of the WBSC U-18 World Cup in Japan.
Pratto, a USC commit, allowed just two hits. He also contributed two hits at the plate.
Blake Rutherford from Chaminade had two RBIs.
USA continues play on Tuesday against Brazil.