Venezuela remains unbeaten, advances to LLWS semis
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Mexico lost to Venezuela 11-1 in the night game of its its Little League World Series doubleheader on Wednesday night.
Mexico, which was eliminated with the loss, also dropped its earlier game 4-2 to Taichung, Taiwan.
Mexico was forced to play a day game against Taiwan and a night game against Venezuela after rain wreaked havoc on the entire first round.
Venezuela's Omar Villalobos hit his third homer of the series -- this one a three-run blast to deep right-center -- and Alberth Castillo struck out eight of the first 11 Mexico batters as Venezuela remained unbeaten (3-0).
Mexico's Antonio Pantoja ended the no-hitter with a homer.
Mexico manager Andres Martinez said sitting out for so long affected his team more than having to play two games in a day.
"Too much rest, not doing anything at all," he said through translator Sergio Guzman. "The last two days just shut us down."
Venezuela, which outscored its last two opponents 32-3, will face Curacao in an international semifinal on Thursday.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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