MEXICO 12, UGANDA 0
The first team from Africa to advance to the World Series in the 66-year history of the tournament received a baseball lesson from Mexico's mini-mashers from Nuevo Laredo.
Joel Turrubiates homered and drove in three runs for Mexico, which avoided elimination. The sluggers have hit eight homers in two games at the World Series.
Saturday night's power surge was more than enough support for Mexico after Felix Diaz, Sebastian Cuellar and Turrubiates tossed the combined perfect game. It also was the first perfect game of any kind in the tournament since Mexico's Jesus Sauceda threw one in 2008.
Baseball is an emerging sport in Uganda, where soccer is more popular. The Little League program in Uganda began only several years ago, and organizers hope the World Series trip gets more children there interested in baseball and softball.
"This is a message to all of Africa, We can't be worried about results," Uganda manager Henry Odong said. "We have to get the kids to play the game.
Note: ESPN college basketball analyst and basketball Hall of Famer Dick Vitale was inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence before Saturday night's game between New Jersey and Oregon.
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