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Venezuela eliminates the Netherlands in 12-run second inning

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Unbeaten Venezuela (2-0) exploded for 12 runs in the second inning in a 21-2 rout of the Netherlands (0-3) on Tuesday. The game ended after
four innings because of Little League's 10-run rule.

The Netherlands led after the top of the first after Kentaro Ii
singled and later scored on a groundout by Roy Sterling.

But the Netherlands never scored again, and were officially
eliminated from the tournament.

Omar Villalobos and Miguel Romero each hit two homers for
Venezuela (2-0). Manager Jesus E. Paez said he was concerned by the
dreary weather, though his team didn't seem to mind it too much,
either.

"We've never played in conditions like this," he said through
team interpreter Luis Sanchez. "If we keep hitting like that, I'll
wish for snow."

The record for most runs in a Little League World Series game is
29, by the Dominican Republic in a shutout of Canada in 1992.

Heavy downpours Tuesday forced the game between Walpole,
Mass., and Warner Robins, Ga. to be suspended in the second inning.
That game will be resumed Wednesday at 11 a.m.

The late game between Taiwan and Mexico never even started, and
was also postponed to Wednesday at noon.