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Xavier Cedeno allowed one run and two hits over the first four innings to pick up the win.
The championship for Ponce is the first for Puerto Rico since Bayamon won the 1995 World Series. Meanwhile, Chesterfield County was trying to become the first East Zone team to win it all since Greensboro, North Carolina in 1968.
Mitchell drove in the game-winning run Thursday night against Washington, forcing the "If Necessary" game. Then the right-handed hitter repeated the fete, knocking in the eventual game winner Friday night, propelling Chesterfield County to the championship game.
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Chesterfield County's Willie Grider was next, picking up his third Series victory Friday, making the Virginia right-hander only the 15th pitcher all-time with three wins.
Grider's teammate Sean Mitchell bumped former major leaguer Steve Kemp from the records with his 12th hit of the Series, the final one coming in Saturday's championship game.
WJPA Radio will provide live coverage of the 50th Anniversary PONY League World Series. The Championship game Saturday will be carried on WJPA-FM (95.3).