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Friday, August 18, 2006
Saudi Arabia breaks up no-no in style, goes on to win


SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Matt Timoney certainly will remember this trip to the Little League World Series.

Timoney had two hits, including a go-ahead homer in the fourth inning, and Andrew Holden homered and struck out 13 as Dhahran beat Surrey, 5-0, in Pool C play.

The 12-year-old Timoney is the only player ever to appear in the LLWS three times. The Saudi Arabia club is appearing for the seventh straight year.

"I am more focused this year," Timoney said. "I'm used to it now. Last year, we weren't focused as a team."

After Holden and British Columbia starter Justin Atkinson traded zeros through three innings, Timoney homered to left field to open the scoring. Holden followed with a blast well over the left field fence for a 2-0 lead.

Timoney singled to start a three-run sixth for Dhahran, which will play Saipan on Sunday.

Holden worked around two runners in the fifth and sixth innings to complete a five-hitter.

Atkinson had two hits and struck out 15 for Surrey, which will next play Lara, Venezuela on Monday.