Lansdale player lifts U.S. team

John Aiello of Lansdale scored two runs and drove in two, helping the United States’ 14-and-under national team overcome an early three-run deficit and defeat Panama, 12-7, in the opening round of the COPABE Pan Am 14U Championships in San Felipe, Venezuela. Aiello’s RBIs came on a fielder’s choice and a groundout. The U.S. team next will play host Venezuela on Monday.