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Valera does it all as Venezuela advances

Updated: August 22, 2006, 1:29 AM ET
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Roberto Valera took care of things at the plate and on the mound.

Valera knocked in three runs and pitched a complete game as Lara, Venezuela advanced to the international semifinals at the Little League World Series with a 3-2 triumph over Surrey, British Columbia.

Earlier Monday, Valera delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Lara to a 1-0 victory over Saipan in a game that was suspended from Sunday by rain.

Valera came up big ...

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