It took two runs in the top of the sixth and final inning to do it, but Mexico’s national champions from Reynosa defeated San Antonio, 5-4, last Sunday to take the consolation game of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Mexico was trailing 4-3 in the sixth until, with a large contingent of fans from Reynosa chanting “Si, se puede!” (or “Yes, we can!”), Raymundo Berrones crushed a two-run homer over the center field wall to give his team a 5-4 lead. Reliever Jorge Maldonado held San Antonio scoreless in the bottom of the sixth to seal the deal.
The Mexicans advanced to the International finals undefeated, but fell to Taiwan, 9-4, last Saturday. Reynosa catcher Luis Suarez was 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored, but Mexico was unable to overcome their six errors in the field as six of Taiwan’s runs were unearned. The Taiwanese went on to lose the title game, 6-3, to Chula Vista, California.