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Mexico, Japan close Sunday's series play with wins

Mexico, Japan close Sunday's series play with wins

Sunday's pool play in the 2015 Cal Ripken 12U/Major 70 World Series wrapped up in the evening with the series' most successful international teams over the past several years: Mexico and Japan.

They played back-to-back games at Cal Sr.' Yard and each came away a winner.

Mexico, aided by back-to-back home runs in its first at bat, defeated Republic of Korea, 3-1, in international group D play. Japan, meanwhile, knocked off Puerto Rico, 10-0, in four innings, in Group C play.

In Mexico's win, Jorge Ramos hit the third pitch he saw over the center field wall, where Joel Ibarra hit the very next pitch in his at-bat. Mexico (1-0) added a third run in the inning when Roque...