Canada blanked by Venezuela at Little League World Series

Ronny Medina hit a grand slam in the fifth inning Saturday, sealing Venezuela's 10-0 win over Canada at the Little League World Series.

Loss knocks Canadians out of tournament

Venezuela's Ronny Medina is greeted at home after hitting a grand slam against Canada during the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. (Sean Simmers/Associated Press))

Ronny Medina hit a grand slam in the fifth inning Saturday, sealing Venezuela's 10-0 win over Canada at the Little League World Series.

Cesar Leonardo Vivas drove in three runs for the winners from Maracaibo, Venezuela. After striking out in his first at-bat, Vivas singled home Asnaldo Caicedo in the third, with Julio Rejon also scoring on the play because of an overthrow

Vivas added a two-run single the next inning for a five-run lead.

Medina's slam put the mercy rule into effect.

Jose Luis Atencio allowed two hits in 4 2-3 innings and struck out six against the team from Vancouver.

Venezuela next plays Monday against the South Korea-Puerto Rico winner.

Canada is eliminated from the tournament.

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