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Mexico advances to international championship game

Updated: August 24, 2006, 2:08 AM ET
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. --Josue Barron and Roberto Guajardo powered Matamoros, Mexico, into the International championship at the Little League World Series.

Barron and Guajardo each smacked a three-run homer as Matamoros breezed to an 11-0 rout of Lara, Venezuela.

The game ended after just four innings because of the mercy rule.

"I had no idea it [the win] was going to be so easy," Matamoros manager Candelario Perez said. "It gives us a higher level of confidence that we can be successful ...

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