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

8/18/2007

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.