Curacao advances to second round of Series

Updated: August 22, 2005, 9:22 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Sorick Liberia struck out nine batters and allowed just one hit to lead Willemstad, Curacao, past Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and into the next round with a 3-0 victory Monday.

Liberia, one of four returnees from last year's Little League championship team, took a no-hitter into the top of the sixth inning before Alexander Robinett doubled over third base with two outs.

The only hit for Curacao (2-1) came in the sixth inning. Curacao scored twice in the first off wild pitches, a walk, an error and a passed ball.

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