Mexico puts up six in the fourth to roll past Netherlands in opener

Updated: August 18, 2007, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Isaac Camano drove in four runs and Mexico (1-0) used a six-run fourth inning to beat the Netherlands (0-1) 11-1 on Saturday. The game ended after four innings -- two innings early -- because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Apeldoorn catcher Roy Sterling left the game in the first after hyperventilating. Apeldoorn pitchers walked five batters in Mexico's five-run first inning.

"He got sick and couldn't breathe. He was complaining about the balls," Netherlands manager Casper Coffie said. "I tried to tell him that he couldn't change umpires' call and that it didn't matter, but it didn't help."

Coffie said Sterling had to see a Little League doctor, but was going to be fine.

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