Medina’s slam caps Venezuela’s win

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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.


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