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White Rock Little Leaguers eliminated with 6-2 loss to Mexico

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White Rock-South Surrey at the Little League World Series. (Getty Images)

White Rock-South Surrey at the Little League World Series. (Getty Images)

The Canadian team from White Rock-South Surrey was eliminated from the Little League World Series with a 6-2 loss to Mexico Thursday afternoon.

The 12- and 13-year-olds who barrelled through the Canadian championships then won their first two games in Williamsport couldn’t keep pace with international powerhouses from Japan, then Mexico.

The Canadian kids kept it close, tying it at 2-2 in the fourth inning despite just three hits. But Mexico scored one in the bottom of the fourth then broke it open with a three-run fifth.

Robert Orr had a productive day for Canada with a solo home run and a walk. Kyle Chyzowski and Chase Marshall had doubles, while Ty Fluet and Reid Hefflick also got hits against a pair of hard-throwing Mexican pitchers.

The White Rock team finished 2-2, while Mexico moves on to the international final on Saturday against Japan, which qualified with a 10-0 win over Canada on Wednesday.

The winner of that game will face the U.S. finalist Sunday for the LLWS championship.