Latin America Rallies To Defeat Mexico, 8-7

Cacique Mara (Venezuela) Little League took the lead late in the game, rallying to beat Epitacio “Mala” Torres (Mexico) Little League in their second victory of the Little League Baseball® World Series.

Mexico struck early, scoring two runs in the first inning and four runs in the second inning, but Venezuela answered. Davirik Fuenmayor hit a homerun for Venezuela in the first, and the team would go on to score one more in the first and one in the second.

Mexico lead Latin America 6-3 going into the fourth inning, but Latin America began to rally, scoring two runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth. Mexico scored one in the fourth, but Latin America still managed to come away with the victory.

Latin America started Luis Atencio on the mound for just over an inning before putting in Brando Fernández. Jonathan Rangel came in to finish out the game. Combined, the pitchers struck out 12, with eight of those by Jonathan. They walked only five and let up five hits.

Ivan Sauceda started on the mound for Mexico before Angel Castillo came in for relief. Together, they struck out six and walked three. They allowed six hits throughout the game.

Latin America will face Caribbean in their next game. They will play on Tuesday, 8/20 at 3:00 pm in Lamade Stadium.

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