SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) – Ronny Medina hit a grand slam in the fifth inning Saturday, putting an early end to Venezuela’s 10-0 win over Canada at the Little League World Series.
Cesar Leonardo Vivas drove in three runs for the winners from Maracaibo, Venezuela. After striking out in his first at-bat, Vivas singled home Asnaldo Caicedo in the third, with Julio Rejon also scoring on the play because of an overthrow
Vivas added a two-run single the next inning for a five-run lead. Medina’s slam put the mercy rule into effect.
Jose Luis Atencio allowed two hits in 4 2/3 innings and struck out six against the team from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Venezuela next plays Monday against the South Korea-Puerto Rico winner.
Lynnwood 7, Rapid City 5: Colton Walsh hit a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning to give Lynnwood the lead and the Washington club beat Rapid City, S.D., 7-5 to remain alive in the Little League World Series.
Walsh homered off reliever Daniel Vigoren to give Lynnwood a 6-5 lead.
Rapid City was eliminated from title contention.