October2006

Team USA First Four Games at Pan Ams

October 3, 2006

Hermosillo, Mexico


USA loses 8-0 to Venezuelaat Pan American Softball Championships

 

Hermosillo, Mexico---The USA Softball Men’s NationalTeam opened with an 8-0 loss to Venezuela on opening day of the Men’s PanAmerican Softball Championships.

Venezuela’sJohn Garcia was spectacular in the circle allowing only one hit while strikingout five U.S.batters. Blake Miller (Albany, Ga.was the only U.S.player able to produce a hit in the game.

 

Venezuela took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the firstinning when third baseman Ivan Paez drove a pitch over the fence to scoreArturo Acacio who had walked to lead off the inning.

 

U.S. starterMichael White (Sioux City, Iowa) settled down and held the Venezuelanbats silent until the fifth inning. Elis Vgueto reached on a walk and moved tosecond on a singe by Acacio. Paez, who drove in the first two runs of the game,reached on a fielder’s choice that advanced Vgueto to third. With tworunners on Jenin Rodriguez came up big with a three run home run to give histeam a comfortable 5-0 advantage.

 

In the sixth Paul Algar (Lexinton, Ill.,)came on in relief of White but a walk and a passed ball but John Zambravo inscoring position. A single by Edwin Jinanes plated Zambravo for a 6-0 lead.

 

Miller collected a lead off single in the bottom of thesixth inning but Chris Miljavac (St. Joseph, Mo.) grounded into a double playand Omar Moraga (Tucson, Ariz.) popped up to shortstop to end the inning.

 

The U.S.went to the bullpen again in the seventh inning and looked to Tony Peeples (San Miguel, Calif.) tohold down Venezuela’sscrappy offense.

 

Paez opened the inning with his second hit of the day andwent to second on an error. Rodriguez walked and advanced to second on an RBIsingle by Julio Jinares that scored Paez. Zambravo was then hit by a pitch thatloaded the bases for Jose Manuillo who grounded out to second but still managedto score Rodriguez.

 

In the seventh Garcia retired the U.S. in order to pick up the win.

 

Box Score

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                           Venezuela vs United States
                  Oct 01, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)

Venezuela 8

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Acacio, Arturo 2b........  3  1  1  0   1  0  3  1   2
Paez, Ivan 3b............  4  3  2  2   0  1  0  4   0
Rodrigues, Jenin dh......  3  2  1  3   1  1  0  0   0
Jinares, Tulio cf........  4  0  1  1   0  1  1  0   0
Zambravo, John 1b........  1  1  1  0   2  0 10  0   0
Manuillo, Jose rf........  4  0  0  1   0  1  0  0   1
Jinanes, Edwin lf........  4  0  1  1   0  2  0  0   1
Flores, Rafael c.........  4  0  0  0   0  2  5  1   2
Vgueto, Elis ss..........  2  1  1  0   1  1  2  4   0
Garcia, John p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 29  8  8  8   5  9 21 12   6

United States 0

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Miljavac, Chris cf.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Moraga, Omar ss..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   0
Magnusson, Kyle rf.......  2  0  0  0   1  1  2  0   0
DeGroat, Frank c.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  9  0   0
Boom, Chad 1b............  3  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   2
Perkins, Sonny dh........  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Joglar, Luis lf..........  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Rodriguez, Landy 3b......  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Miller, Blake 2b.........  2  0  1  0   0  0  1  3   0
White, Michael p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Algar, Paul p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Peeples, Tony p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 20  0  1  0   3  5 21  5   2

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Venezuela........... 200 031 2 -  8  8  0
United States....... 000 000 0 -  0  1  1
-----------------------------------------

E - Rodriguez. DP - Venezuela 1. LOB - Venezuela 6; USA 2. 2B - Zambravo. HR
- Paez; Rodriguez. HBP - Zambravo. CS - Joglar.

Venezuela              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Garcia, John........  7.0  1  0  0  3  5 20 23

United States          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
White, Michael......  5.0  4  5  5  3  6 19 22
Algar, Paul.........  1.0  2  1  1  1  2  5  6
Peeples, Tony.......  1.0  2  2  2  1  1  5  7

Win - None.  Loss - None.  Save - None.
WP - White. HBP - by Peeples (Zambravo). PB - Flores; DeGroat.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: GAME01


Play-by-Play

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                   Venezuela vs United States - Play-by-Play
                  Oct 01, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Venezuela........... 200 031 2 -  8  8  0
United States....... 000 000 0 -  0  1  1
-----------------------------------------

Venezuela starters: 0/2b Acacio; 0/3b Paez; 0/dh Rodriguez; 0/cf Jinares; 0/1b
Zambravo; 0/rf Manuillo; 0/lf Jinanes; 0/c Flores; 0/ss Vgueto; 0/p Garcia;
United States starters: 0/cf Miljavac; 0/ss Moraga; 0/rf Magnusson; 0/c
DeGroat; 0/1b Boom; 0/dh Perkins; 0/lf Joglar; 0/3b Rodriguez; 0/2b Miller; 0/p
White;

Venezuela 1st - Acacio walked. Acacio advanced to second on a wild
pitch. Paez homered, 2 RBI; Acacio scored. Rodriguez flied out to rf. Jinares
grounded out to 2b. Zambravo doubled. Manuillo flied out to cf. 2 runs, 2
hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 1st - Miljavac struck out. Moraga grounded out to 3b.
Magnusson walked. Magnusson advanced to second on a passed ball. DeGroat
walked. Boom grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Venezuela 2nd - Jinanes popped up to ss. Flores grounded out to p.
Vgueto struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 2nd - Perkins struck out looking. Joglar walked. Joglar
out at second c to 2b, caught stealing. Rodriguez flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Venezuela 3rd - Acacio grounded out to 2b. Paez struck out. Rodriguez
struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 3rd - Miller out at first p to 2b. Miljavac grounded out
to ss. Moraga struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Venezuela 4th - Jinares struck out. Zambravo walked. Manuillo popped up
to ss. Jinanes struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 4th - Magnusson popped up to ss. DeGroat grounded out to
ss. Boom grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Venezuela 5th - Flores struck out. Vgueto walked. Acacio singled; Vgueto
advanced to second. Paez reached on a fielder''s choice; Acacio out at second 3b
to 2b; Vgueto advanced to third. Rodriguez homered, 3 RBI; Paez scored; Vgueto
scored. Jinares flied out to rf. 3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 5th - Perkins struck out. Joglar grounded out to ss.
Rodriguez grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0
LOB.

Venezuela 6th - Algar to p for White. Zambravo walked. Zambravo advanced
to second on a passed ball. Manuillo struck out looking. Jinanes singled, RBI;
Zambravo scored. Flores struck out. Vgueto singled; Jinanes advanced to third.
Acacio flied out to cf. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

United States 6th - Miller singled. Miljavac hit into double play p to
2b to 1b; Miller out on the play. Moraga popped up to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Venezuela 7th - Peeples to p for Algar. Paez singled, advanced to second
on an error by 3b. Rodriguez walked. Jinares singled, RBI; Rodriguez advanced
to second; Paez scored. Zambravo hit by pitch; Jinares advanced to second;
Rodriguez advanced to third. Manuillo grounded out to 2b, RBI; Zambravo
advanced to second; Jinares advanced to third; Rodriguez scored. Jinanes struck
out. Flores grounded out to ss unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2
LOB.

United States 7th - Magnusson struck out. DeGroat grounded out to 3b.
Boom grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

__________________________________________________________________________

USA Softball improves to 1-1 at Pan Am Championshipswith 4-3 win over Canada

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – TheUSA Softball Men’s National Team improved to 1-1 at the 2006 Pan AmericanSoftball Championships with a 4-3 win over Canada on Sunday night. The twoteams were not originally scheduled to play but after teams dropped out of thetournament the format was changed to a 10-team round-robin and matched the USA, the defending champion, and Canada, therunner-up in the last championship, in the opening day.

 

The game was scoreless until the bottomof the fifth inning when Chris Miljavac (St. JosephMo.,) reached on a bunt single and moved tosecond on an error by Canadafirst baseman Derek Mayson. A wild pitch allowed Miljavac to move to third anda passed ball allowed him to score.


Canadatied the game in the top of the sixth inning when Tim Macumber hit a sacrificefly to deep center field that scored Fehman who had led off the inning with asingle. Kevin Schellenberg, who reached on a walk and advanced to second on asacrifice bunt, also tried to score on the sacrifice fly but was gunned down atthe plate to end the inning.

 

A three run home run by Landy Rodriguez (West Haverstraw, NY) in the bottom of the sixth inninggave the Red, White and Blue a 3-0 lead going into the seventh inning.

Canada battled back in the top of theseventh inning with three runs off USA starter Travis Price (Santa Ana, Calif.)but fell short when Miljavac made a game saving catch on a ball hit to rightfield and Paul Algar came in relief to strikeout Jeff Ellsworth who was pinchhitting.


USA Falls to Argentina7-0

Box Score

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                            Canada vs United States
                  Oct 01, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)

Canada 3

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Wolfe, Ryan lf...........  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
Newitt, Scott cf.........  3  0  0  0   1  2  0  0   3
Mac, T. dh...............  2  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   0
Mackintosh, Pat 3b.......  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  2   0
Wayson, Derek 1b.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  6  1   0
Mullaley, Steve rf.......  3  1  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Shewfelt, Chris c........  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  1   1
Fehrman, Ian 2b..........  3  1  2  1   0  0  3  2   0
Schellenberg, Kevin ss...  2  0  1  1   1  1  3  0   0
O''Brien, Rob p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Smith p.................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 23  3  5  4   4  4 18  7   5

United States 4

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Miller, Blake 2b.........  2  0  1  0   1  0  2  2   0
Moraga, Omar ss..........  3  0  1  0   0  2  1  4   0
Boom, Chad 1b............  3  0  1  0   0  0  9  1   2
DeGroat, Frank c.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  5  0   0
Magnusson, Kyle rf.......  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   2
Perkins, Sonny dh........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Joglar, Luis lf..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
 Goring, Lucas ph........  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Rodriguez, Landy 3b......  3  1  1  3   0  0  1  2   0
Miljavac, Chris cf.......  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0
Price, Travis p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Algar, Paul p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 26  4  7  3   1  5 21 11   5

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Canada.............. 000 001 2 -  3  5  2
United States....... 000 013 X -  4  7  0
-----------------------------------------

E - Wayson; Smith. LOB - Canada 5; USA 5. 2B - Boom. HR - Rodriguez. SH -
Wolfe. SF - Mac. CS - Miller.

Canada                 IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
O''Brien, Rob........  4.0  4  0  0  0  4 15 15
Smith...............  2.0  3  4  0  1  1 11 12

United States          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Price, Travis.......  6.2  5  3  2  4  3 22 28
Algar, Paul.........  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1

Win - None.  Loss - None.  Save - None.
WP - O''Brien; Smith. PB - Shewfelt 5; DeGroat 2.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: GAME02


Play-by-Play

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                     Canada vs United States - Play-by-Play
                  Oct 01, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Canada.............. 000 001 2 -  3  5  2
United States....... 000 013 X -  4  7  0
-----------------------------------------

Canada starters: 0/lf Wolfe; 0/cf Newitt; 0/dh Mac; 0/3b Mackintosh; 0/1b
Wayson; 0/rf Mullaley; 0/c Shewfelt; 0/2b Fehrman; 0/ss Schellenberg; 0/p
O''Brien;
United States starters: 0/2b Miller; 0/ss Moraga; 0/1b Boom; 0/c DeGroat; 0/rf
Magnusson; 0/dh Perkins; 0/lf Joglar; 0/3b Rodriguez; 0/cf Miljavac; 0/p Price;

Canada 1st - Wolfe grounded out to ss. Newitt struck out looking. Mac
grounded out to ss unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 1st - Miller popped up to ss. Moraga singled. Boom
doubled; Moraga advanced to third. DeGroat grounded out to 3b. Magnusson lined
out to 3b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Canada 2nd - Mackintosh out at first 1b to 2b. Wayson popped up to 1b.
Mullaley grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 2nd - Perkins struck out. Joglar struck out. Rodriguez
grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Canada 3rd - Shewfelt grounded out to 3b. Fehrman grounded out to 2b.
Schellenberg struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 3rd - Miljavac grounded out to 1b unassisted. Miller
singled. Moraga struck out; Miller out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Canada 4th - Wolfe flied out to lf. Newitt grounded out to 2b. Mac
grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 4th - Boom grounded out to 2b. DeGroat struck out.
Magnusson singled. Magnusson advanced to second on a wild pitch. Perkins popped
up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Canada 5th - Mackintosh grounded out to 3b. Wayson walked. Mullaley
popped up to 3b. Shewfelt struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

United States 5th - Smith to p for O''Brien. Joglar out at first 1b to
2b. Rodriguez out at first 3b to 2b. Miljavac singled, bunt, advanced to second
on a throwing error by 1b. Miljavac advanced to third on a passed ball.
Miljavac scored on a wild pitch, unearned. Miller walked. Moraga struck out,
reached first on a passed ball; Miller advanced to second. Moraga advanced to
second on a passed ball; Miller advanced to third on a passed ball. Boom
grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Canada 6th - Fehrman singled. Fehrman advanced to second on a passed
ball. Schellenberg walked. Wolfe out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt; Schellenberg
advanced to second; Fehrman advanced to third. Newitt walked. Mac flied out to
cf, SF, RBI; Newitt advanced to second; Schellenberg advanced to third, out at
home cf to ss to c; Fehrman scored. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 6th - DeGroat flied out to lf. Magnusson reached on an
error by p. Magnusson advanced to second on a passed ball. Perkins popped up to
1b. Goring pinch hit for Joglar. Goring singled; Magnusson advanced to third.
Goring advanced to second on a passed ball. Rodriguez homered, 3 RBI, unearned;
Goring scored, unearned; Magnusson scored, unearned. Miljavac popped up to ss.
3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Canada 7th - Joglar to lf for Goring. Mackintosh singled. Wayson
grounded out to 1b unassisted; Mackintosh advanced to second. Mullaley singled
to left field, RBI; Mackintosh scored. Shewfelt flied out to rf; Mullaley
advanced to second. Fehrman singled, RBI; Mullaley advanced to third.
Schellenberg singled, RBI; Fehrman advanced to second; Mullaley scored,
unearned. Schellenberg advanced to second on a passed ball; Fehrman advanced to
third on a passed ball. Wolfe walked. Algar to p for Price. Newitt struck out
swinging. 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.


_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

HERMOSILLO, Mexico - The USA Softball Men’s National Teamwas shutout, 7-0, by Argentinain round robin play on day two of the 2006Pan American Softball Championships.  The team put upfive hits including a double by Lucas Goring (St. Paul, Minn.but was unable to string enough hits together for a run. The loss drops the U.S. to 1-2 inround-robin play.

 

The U.S.started out strong with both Omar Moraga (TucsonAriz.) and Kyle Magnusson (Salt Lake City, Utahcollecting singles but both were stranded on base.

 

Argentina put itsfirst two runners on base off a single by Magonal Mavian and an error by thirdbaseman Gregg Cascaes. Pintos Juan, who reached on the error, would not spendmuch time on the base paths as Petric Fernando popped up into a double play. Despitethe double play, Argentinastill managed to put two runs and take an early 2-0 lead.

 

In the third inning Argentina increased its lead to 4-0when a hard hit single by Guanerci Gusavo scored Juan, who reached on a walk,and Fernando who singled.

 

It looked like the fourth inning was the inning for the Red,White and Blue as Chad Ferguson (Battle Creek, Mich.) led off with a single andGoring followed with a double but Ferguson he was thrown out at home in theattempt to score. The next two batters were out halting the USA scoringdrive.

 

After scoring one run in the fourth, Argentina gotall the runs they needed in the sixth to keep the game from going seveninnings. Mavian, who was 2-for-4 on the day, singled for two RBI to give Argentina a 7-0 shutout victory over the United States.

 

Tony Peeples (San Miguel, Calif.),throwing a complete game, suffered his first loss of the tournament. In sixinnings of work he allowed five earned runs on eights hits and struck out two.

 

Box Score

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                           United States vs Argentina
                  Oct 02, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)

United States 0

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Miller, Blake 2b.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   0
Moraga, Omar ss..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  3   3
Boom, Chad 1b............  2  0  0  0   1  1  8  0   0
DeGroat, Frank dh........  2  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Magnusson, Kyle lf.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Miljavac, Chris rf.......  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   4
Cascaes, Gregg 3b........  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  3   2
Ferguson, Chad c.........  2  0  1  0   0  1  3  0   0
Goring, Lucas cf.........  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Peeples, Tony p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 21  0  5  0   4  3 16  9   9

Argentina 7

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mavian, Magonal rf.......  4  1  2  2   0  0  1  0   0
Juan, Pintos dh..........  3  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Fernando, Petric cf......  3  1  2  1   0  0  2  1   0
Julio, Guanerci c........  1  2  0  0   1  0  5  0   2
Bruno, Motrami 1b........  3  0  0  1   0  1  6  0   0
Gusavo, Guerinieri ss....  3  0  1  2   0  0  0  4   1
Santiago, Lataire lf.....  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2
Wciano, Coccia 3b........  3  2  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
Pablo, Mondavo 2b........  3  1  0  0   0  0  4  2   0
Pablo, Segui p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 26  7  8  6   2  2 18  8   6

Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
United States....... 000 000 -  0  5  1
Argentina........... 202 102 -  7  8  1
---------------------------------------

Note: 1 out, 1 runner LOB when the game ended.

E - Cascaes; Pablo. DP - USA 1; Argentina 1. LOB - USA 9; Argentina 6. 2B -
Goring. HBP - Miller; Julio. SH - Ferguson.

United States          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Peeples, Tony.......  5.1  8  7  5  2  2 26 29

Argentina              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Pablo, Segui........  6.0  5  0  0  4  3 21 27

Win - None.  Loss - None.  Save - None.
HBP - by S. Pablo (Miller); by Peeples (Julio). PB - Ferguson.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: GAME03


Play-by-Play

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                   United States vs Argentina - Play-by-Play
                  Oct 02, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)


Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
United States....... 000 000 -  0  5  1
Argentina........... 202 102 -  7  8  1
---------------------------------------

United States starters: 0/2b Miller; 0/ss Moraga; 0/1b Boom; 0/dh DeGroat; 0/lf
Magnusson; 0/rf Miljavac; 0/3b Cascaes; 0/c Ferguson; 0/cf Goring; 0/p Peeples;
Argentina starters: 29/rf Mavian; 4/dh Juan; 49/cf Fernando; 12/c Julio; 31/1b
Bruno; 32/ss Gusavo; 10/lf Santiago; 0/3b Wciano; 0/2b Pablo; 0/p S. Pablo;

United States 1st - Miller popped up to c. Moraga singled. Boom reached
on a fielder''s choice; Moraga out at second ss to 2b. DeGroat walked; Boom
advanced to second. Magnusson singled; DeGroat advanced to second; Boom
advanced to third. Miljavac grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3
LOB.

Argentina 1st - Mavian singled. Juan reached on an error by 3b; Mavian
advanced to second. Fernando popped into double play 3b to 1b; Juan out on the
play. Julio walked; Mavian advanced to third. Bruno reached on a fielder''s
choice, RBI; Julio scored, unearned; Mavian scored, unearned. Gusavo flied out
to lf. 2 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

United States 2nd - Cascaes walked. Ferguson grounded out to ss, SAC,
bunt; Cascaes advanced to second. Goring flied out to cf. Miller hit by pitch.
Moraga grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Argentina 2nd - Santiago struck out. Wciano grounded out to 3b. Pablo
grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 3rd - Boom struck out looking. DeGroat singled. Magnusson
reached on a fielder''s choice; DeGroat out at second ss to 2b. Miljavac walked;
Magnusson advanced to second. Cascaes popped up to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

Argentina 3rd - Mavian grounded out to 3b. Juan walked. Fernando
singled; Juan advanced to second. Julio hit by pitch; Fernando advanced to
second; Juan advanced to third. Bruno reached on a fielder''s choice; Julio
advanced to second; Fernando advanced to third; Juan out at home 2b to c.
Gusavo singled, 2 RBI; Bruno advanced to second; Julio scored; Fernando scored.
Santiago grounded out to p. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

United States 4th - Ferguson singled. Goring doubled to center field;
Ferguson advanced to third, out at home cf to c. Miller flied out to cf. Moraga
popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Argentina 4th - Wciano singled. Wciano advanced to second on a passed
ball. Pablo popped up to ss. Mavian flied out to lf. Juan singled; Wciano
advanced to third. Fernando singled, RBI; Juan advanced to second; Wciano
scored. Julio grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

United States 5th - Boom walked. DeGroat reached on an error by 2b; Boom
advanced to second. Magnusson hit into double play ss to 2b to 1b; DeGroat out
on the play; Boom advanced to third. Miljavac flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0
hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Argentina 5th - Bruno struck out. Gusavo grounded out to ss. Santiago
popped up to 1b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 6th - Cascaes grounded out to p. Ferguson struck out.
Goring struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Argentina 6th - Wciano singled. Pablo reached on a fielder''s choice;
Wciano advanced to second. Mavian singled, 2 RBI; Pablo scored; Wciano scored.
Juan reached on a fielder''s choice; Mavian out at second ss to 2b. 2 runs, 2
hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

USA beats Cuba 2-1 at Pan American SoftballChampionships

 

Hermosillo, Mexico---The USA Softball Men’s NationalTeam improved its record to 2-2 at the Pan American Softball Championships witha 2-1 win over Cuba in the nightcap on Monday. Paul Algar (Lexington, Ill.) wasdominate in the circle allowing only one run on two hits while striking outnine in a complete game effort.

 

Frank DeGroat (Ringwood NJ) put the Red, White and Bluein the lead in the top of the second inning with a solo home run to lead offthe inning. Chad Boom (Barnesville Minn.) followed with a single butwas left stranded when the next three batters struck out.

 

With one out in the fourth inning DeGroat walked and lookedto score on a double by Boom but was thrown out at home by a great throw fromcenterfield that halted the rally.

 

It was Boom once again that got the offense going for theU.S. in the top of the seventh inning when he led off with a single and movedto second when Landy Rodriguez (West Haverstraw, NY) was hit by a pitch. Adouble by Sonny Perkins (St. Michaels, Ariz.) added an insurance run as Boom scored to give the U.S. a 2-0lead.

 

Cuba rallied inthe bottom of the seventh inning as Roberto Echarte led off the inning with awalk, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and scored on a single byJuan Marti. With two runners on base and the lead cut to 2-1, Algar came up bigby striking out Livan Zaedivan and getting Alexis Navarro to fly out to centerto end the game.

 

Boom led the U.S.offense going 3-for-3 while DeGroat and Perkins collected the only other hitsfor the U.S.

 

Box Score

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                             United States vs Cuba
                  Oct 02, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)

United States 2

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Miller, Blake 2b.........  4  0  0  0   0  3  1  2   0
Cascaes, Gregg rf........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Magnusson, Kyle ph/lf...  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   3
Moraga, Omar ss..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
DeGroat, Frank c.........  2  1  1  1   1  0  9  0   0
Boom, Chad 1b............  3  1  3  0   0  0  3  0   0
Rodriguez, Landy 3b......  1  0  0  0   1  1  1  0   0
Perkins, Sonny dh........  3  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   2
Joglar, Luis lf..........  2  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   1
 Miljavac, Chris ph/rf...  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Goring, Lucas cf.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Algar, Paul p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Totals................... 23  2  5  2   2  9 21  3   6

Cuba 1

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Zaedivan, Livan lf.......  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Navarro, Alexis ss.......  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  2   2
Reguella, Jorge cf.......  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  2   0
Lent, Alejanevo 1b.......  2  0  0  0   1  1  7  1   1
Marcuez, Guillumo 3b.....  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Echarte, Roberto dh......  2  1  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
Vardel, Eduardo c........  2  0  0  0   1  1 10  0   0
Rodmez, Vesander 2b......  3  0  0  0   0  2  4  4   0
Marti, Juan rf...........  3  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   2
Ramon, Alain p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 25  1  2  1   3  9 21  9   7

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
United States....... 010 000 1 -  2  5  1
Cuba................ 000 000 1 -  1  2  0
-----------------------------------------

E - Boom. DP - Cuba 1. LOB - USA 6; Cuba 7. 2B - Boom; Perkins. HR -
DeGroat. HBP - Cascaes; Rodriguez; Miljavac; Goring; Zaedivan.

United States          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Algar, Paul.........  7.0  2  1  1  3  9 25 29

Cuba                   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Ramon, Alain........  7.0  5  2  2  2  9 23 29

Win - None.  Loss - None.  Save - None.
HBP - by Ramon (Cascaes); by Algar (Zaedivan); by Ramon (Rodriguez); by Ramon
(Miljavac); by Ramon (Goring). PB - DeGroat.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: GAME4


Play-by-Play

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                      United States vs Cuba - Play-by-Play
                  Oct 02, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
United States....... 010 000 1 -  2  5  1
Cuba................ 000 000 1 -  1  2  0
-----------------------------------------

United States starters: 0/2b Miller; 0/rf Cascaes; 0/ss Moraga; 0/c DeGroat;
0/1b Boom; 0/3b Rodriguez; 0/dh Perkins; 0/lf Joglar; 0/cf Goring; 0/p Algar;
Cuba starters: 17/lf Zaedivan; 16/ss Navarro; 3/cf Reguella; 30/1b Lent; 24/3b
Marcuez; 9/dh Echarte; 10/c Vardel; 13/2b Rodmez; 11/rf Marti; 19/p Ramon;

United States 1st - Miller struck out. Cascaes hit by pitch. Moraga hit
into double play ss to 2b to 1b; Cascaes out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

Cuba 1st - Zaedivan struck out. Navarro struck out. Reguella grounded
out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 2nd - DeGroat homered, RBI. Boom singled. Rodriguez struck
out. Perkins struck out. Joglar struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Cuba 2nd - Lent flied out to lf. Marcuez flied out to cf. Echarte struck
out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 3rd - Goring grounded out to 2b. Miller struck out
looking. Cascaes grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cuba 3rd - Vardel struck out. Rodmez struck out. Marti popped up to ss.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 4th - Moraga struck out. DeGroat walked. Boom doubled;
DeGroat advanced to third, out at home cf to c. Rodriguez walked. Perkins
grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Cuba 4th - Zaedivan hit by pitch. Navarro reached on a fielder''s choice;
Zaedivan out at second 2b unassisted. Reguella struck out. Lent struck out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 5th - Joglar struck out. Goring out at first 1b to 2b.
Miller grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cuba 5th - Marcuez flied out to lf. Echarte reached on an error by 1b.
Echarte advanced to second on a passed ball. Vardel walked. Rodmez struck out
swinging. Marti popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

United States 6th - Cascaes popped up to 2b. Moraga grounded out to 2b.
DeGroat grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Cuba 6th - Zaedivan grounded out to 2b. Navarro grounded out to p
unassisted. Reguella singled. Lent walked; Reguella advanced to second. Marcuez
grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

United States 7th - Boom singled. Rodriguez hit by pitch; Boom advanced
to second. Perkins doubled, out at second cf to 2b, RBI; Rodriguez advanced to
third; Boom scored. Miljavac pinch hit for Joglar. Miljavac hit by pitch.
Goring hit by pitch; Miljavac advanced to second. Miller struck out looking.
Magnusson pinch hit for Cascaes. Magnusson struck out. 1 run, 2 hits, 0
errors, 3 LOB.

Cuba 7th - Magnusson to lf. Miljavac to rf. Echarte walked. Vardel
popped up to ss. Rodmez reached on a fielder''s choice; Echarte advanced to
second. Marti singled, RBI; Rodmez advanced to second; Echarte scored. Zaedivan
struck out looking. Navarro flied out to cf. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2
LOB.

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