Angel Leal strikes out 10 of 11, Mexico beats Australia 10-0
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) Jose Angel Leal struck out 10 of 11 batters in 3 2/3 innings and Mexico eased past Australia 10-0 in four innings on Wednesday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series.
Angel Leal threw 51 pitches and only allowed one hit on Clayton Campbell's single in the first inning.
The first three Mexico batters reached base in the first and the club from San Nicolas took a 2-0 lead when Patricio Juarez and Gael Isaac Cortez scored on wild pitches.
Mexico scored six runs in the third inning. Angel Leal hit a solo home run on the second pitch of the inning for a 3-0 lead. Mexico loaded the bases with no outs and pinch-hitter Diego Cantu lifted a shot over the center fielder to score two. Fabian Alejandro Mar also had a two-run double to make it 7-0 and he scored on a passed ball.
Victor Juarez hit a two-run home run deep over the left-center wall in the fourth for Mexico's fifth homer of the LLWS.