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Manuela, Curacao stay alive by knocking out Russia

Updated: August 21, 2006, 5:22 PM ET
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Dienston Manuela made sure to point out that Willemstad, Curacao should not be overlooked at the Little League World Series.

Manuela tossed a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts as the Caribbean champion captured its first win in Pool D with an 8-0 rout of Moscow, Russia.

The 2004 champion and runner-up last season, Willemstad (1-1) had a rough start this year, losing to Matamoros, 3-2, on Saturday as the Mexican team rallied from a 2-0 deficit after fourth innings.

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