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Video: Brutal Hit-By-Pitch In Today's Little League World Series Game

A hit batter in the Little League World Series.

Japan and Puerto Rico just got underway in Williamsport in an elimination game in the 2018 Little League World Series. The winner goes on to the international title game against South Korea.

Things got off to an interesting (and painful) start. Japan's lead-off hitter took one for the team in a brutal way.

The first pitch of the game beaned Japan's Masaumi Ikeuchi right in the head. He went down immediately.

It looked scary, but fortunately Ikeuchi stayed in the game.

Ouch. Thankfully Ikeuchi was okay.

The Puerto Rican starting pitcher settled down and got out of the inning without any further damage. It looks like he wasn't rattled by the early wildness.

Japan and Puerto Rico are currently playing on ESPN.