Guam beats Mexico, advances to international semis

Updated: August 23, 2005, 11:18 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Sean Manley hit a two-run single to highlight a four-run fifth inning and Trae Santos struck out nine batters to lead Mangilao-Barrigada, Guam, over Mexicali, Mexico, 5-3 Tuesday at the Little League World Series.

Guam (3-0) earned a berth in Thursday's International semifinal round against defending series champion Willemstad, Curacao (2-1).

Santos allowed just six hits and struck out the side in Mexico's final at-bat to secure the victory.

Guam, the Pacific champion, trailed 3-1 going into the fifth inning when Calvert Alokoa walked and Eric Alcantara reached base on an error.

Santos walked to load the bases and Manley followed with a two-run single to tie the game at 3. But a throwing error on the play scored the go-ahead run and a wild pitch allowed the final run home.

Mexico scored in the first on Julio Arciniega's single and a Guam throwing error. Mexico made it 3-0 in the third when Arciniega doubled in one run and Carlos Camano added an RBI single.

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