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Virgin Islands Finishes 2-2 in Little League World Series

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LIVERMORE, Calif.Edward Gonzalez held Latin America scoreless for seven innings to boost Puerto Rico to a 6-0 victory over the Virgin Islands on Thursday.

Gonzalez allowed five hits, no walks and struck out eight.

Puerto Rico’s Gonzalez showed his talents on both sides of the diamond with a strong game on the bump and at the plate.

Gonzalez racked up three RBIs on three hits for Puerto Rico. He tripled in the third inning and singled in the first and fourth innings.

Puerto Rico beat St. Thomas’ Elrod Hendricks Little League West thanks to eight hits, including two extra base hits. Puerto Rico scored three runs in the fourth on Puerto Rico scored in the fourth on a single by Jose Rosa and a two-run single by Gonzalez.

The lead stayed with Puerto Rico after the third, when it scored three runs on an RBI triple by Gonzalez.

The Virgin Islands went 2-2 in the Little League World Series, beating Canada and the Czech Republic, but losing to South Korea and Puerto Rico.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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