Medina's slam ends Venezuela's win over Canada
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (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.