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You're fighting several things. Boys pee in fractions- he will do this all his life. If he pees once, he is not done.
He could have a UTI but that'd be odd w a boy. A couple of things you can do, though, if it turns out he does (and I would get that checked again if it seems to be worse, absolutely) is cut the hair on the end of his prepuce to about 1/2" long. Wipe it after he pees. And for sure, if he does have a UTI and even if he doesn't- understand that the ability to 'hold it' longer comes with age... if he makes a peep, take him out of the crate immediately. Training him to not go there is more important than finishing folding the towels or whatever you're doing. Let him pee twice! Then go back to what you're doing.
I tell people to expect an 8 week old puppy to be able to hold it in a crate that is their size (not a large one) for 2 hours at most . A 10 week puppy 3 hours. Again in a crate just big enough to lie down in. By 12-14 weeks they can make most all night, iF you take up the water several hours before bed, take them out right before you go to bed, and take them out before you pee yourself in the AM. If they wake in the night, take out immediately and then put back in crate. Probably 3-4 nights is all you'll have to do that. Crucial to that advice is the crate being the correct size. A 25# puppy should be a perfect fit for 18X24 crate.