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Danny Marzo #12 of the West team from Petaluma, California hits a double as catcher Juan Crisp #13 of team Panama and umpire Martin Weber look on during the fifth inning of their Little League World Series consolation game on August 26, 2012 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Bradley Smith had two doubles and three RBIs, Logan Douglas struck out six in five innings of relief to lift Petaluma, Calif., past Aguadulce, Panama, 12-4 Sunday in the Little League World Series third-place game.
Douglas added two hits for a California team that rebounded nicely after losing a 24-16 thriller to Tennessee in the U.S. championship game.
A day after scoring 10 runs in the sixth to rally from a 15-5 deficit, California broke out the bats early against Panama, leading 8-2 after two innings. Smith had RBI doubles in each inning.
Edwin Nieto went 2 for 4 with two runs to pace Panama.
With friends and family saluting them after the game, the California kids emerged from the dugout to line up and applaud their fans back.