October2006

USA shuts out Virgin Islands 7-0 at Pan Am Championships

October 4, 2006

HERMOSILLO, Mexico


USAshuts out Virgin Islands 7-0 at Pan AmChampionships

 

HERMOSILLO, Mexico – The USA Men’s NationalSoftball team, backed with a no-hitter performance by Sonny Perkins (St. Michaels, Ariz.),shut out the Virgin Islands 3-0 to improve itsrecord to 3-2 at the 2006 Men's Pan American Softball Championships. In hisfirst appearance of the tournament, Perkins struck out 10 batters faced andissued only one walk.

 

The United States struck in the second inning with lead off batter LandyRodriquez (West Haverstraw, N.Y.) hitting a double to get it started. Louis Joglar(Fairview, N.J.) was hit by a pitch, reaching second ona ground out by Jim Pelacazo. A groundout by Blake Miller (Albany, Ga.plated Rodriguez for the first run of the game.

 

It was pretty much three up three down on both sides until the fifthinning when the red, white and blue increased its lead to 3-0. Chris Miljavac (St. Joseph, Mo.was hit by a pitch to reach first, stole second and advanced to third on apassed ball. Miljavac scored when Frank DeGroat (RingwoodN.J.) reached on an error by Virgin Islandshortstop Jeremy Penn. Omar Moraga (Tucson, Ariz.) scored the third and final run of the game,scoring on a fielder’s choice by Chad Boom (Barnesville, Minn.),who reached on one of four walks of the game.

 

The Virgin Islands squad broke up theperfect game in the sixth inning when Juan Hatchett reached first on a walk.Two strikeouts by Perkins halted any scoring possibility and three outs in theseventh led the U.S.to its third win of the tournament.

 

For complete coverage of the 2006 Men’s Pan American SoftballChampionships including box scores, play-by-play and stats check out www.usasoftball.com

 

Holly Krivokapich
Assistant Director of Communications
ASA/USA Softball
405-425-3431
www.asasoftball.comwww.usasoftball.com



Box Score

                     2006 Men''s Pan American Championships
                             Virgin Islands at USA
                       Oct 03, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico

Virgin Islands 0

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Allen, Jamal cf..........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   1
Skelton, Rhochi rf.......  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0
Mercer, Raymond dh.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Parson, Byron c..........  3  0  0  0   0  2  3  0   0
Smith, Neville p.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
Burrows, George lf.......  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Thomas, Nateshon 3b......  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   0
Hatchett, Juan 1b........  1  0  0  0   1  0 10  0   0
Penn, Jeremy ss..........  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  3   0
Scotlittle, Siv 2b.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0
Totals................... 21  0  0  0   1 10 18  9   1

USA 3 (3-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Miljavac, Chris cf.......  3  1  0  0   0  0  1  0   2
Magnusson, Kyle rf.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Moraga, Omar ss..........  1  1  0  0   2  0  2  2   0
DeGroat, Frank c.........  3  0  0  0   0  1 10  0   0
Boom, Chad 1b............  3  0  0  0   0  0  7  0   3
Rodriguez, Landy 3b......  2  1  1  0   1  0  0  2   1
Joglar, Luis lf..........  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Pelacazo, Jim dh.........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Miller, Blake 2b.........  3  0  0  1   0  0  0  2   1
Perkins, Sonny p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 22  3  2  1   4  3 21  7   7

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Virgin Islands...... 000 000 0 -  0  0  2
USA................. 010 020 X -  3  2  0
-----------------------------------------

E - Hatchett; Penn. LOB - Virgin Islan 1; USA 7. 2B - Rodriguez. HBP -
Miljavac; Joglar. SB - Miljavac; Moraga; Joglar 2.

Virgin Islands         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Smith, Neville......  6.0  2  3  1  4  3 22 28

USA                    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Perkins, Sonny......  7.0  0  0  0  1 10 21 22

Win - Perkins (1-0).  Loss - Smith ().  Save - None.
HBP - by Smith (Joglar); by Smith (Miljavac). PB - Parson 2.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: GAME05


Play-by-Play

                     2006 Men''s Pan American Championships
                      Virgin Islands at USA - Play-by-Play
                       Oct 03, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Virgin Islands...... 000 000 0 -  0  0  2
USA................. 010 020 X -  3  2  0
-----------------------------------------

Virgin Islands starters: 1/cf Allen; 24/rf Skelton; 9/dh Mercer; 14/c Parson;
13/p Smith; 2/lf Burrows; 10/3b Thomas; 21/1b Hatchett; 4/ss Penn; 0/2b
Scotlittle;
USA starters: 0/cf Miljavac; 0/rf Magnusson; 0/ss Moraga; 0/c DeGroat; 0/1b
Boom; 0/3b Rodriguez; 0/lf Joglar; 0/dh Pelacazo; 0/2b Miller; 0/p Perkins;

Virgin Islands 1st - Allen grounded out to 3b. Skelton struck out
swinging. Mercer struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

USA 1st - Miljavac grounded out to 2b. Magnusson singled. Moraga walked;
Magnusson advanced to second. Moraga advanced to second on a passed ball;
Magnusson advanced to third. DeGroat struck out. Boom flied out to rf. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Virgin Islands 2nd - Parson struck out swinging. Smith flied out to rf.
Burrows grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

USA 2nd - Rodriguez doubled. Joglar hit by pitch. Pelacazo grounded out
to p; Joglar advanced to second; Rodriguez advanced to third. Miller grounded
out to ss, RBI; Rodriguez scored. Miljavac grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1
run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Virgin Islands 3rd - Thomas struck out swinging. Hatchett grounded out
to ss. Penn struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

USA 3rd - Magnusson grounded out to 1b unassisted. Moraga flied out to
3b. DeGroat reached on an error by 1b. Boom grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0
hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Virgin Islands 4th - Allen struck out swinging. Skelton flied out to ss.
Mercer grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

USA 4th - Rodriguez walked. Joglar reached on a fielder''s choice;
Rodriguez out at second ss to 2b. Joglar stole second. Pelacazo struck out.
Miller grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Virgin Islands 5th - Parson struck out looking. Smith grounded out to
3b. Burrows flied out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

USA 5th - Miljavac hit by pitch. Miljavac stole second. Magnusson
grounded out to p. Miljavac advanced to third on a passed ball. Moraga walked.
Moraga stole second. DeGroat reached on an error by ss; Moraga advanced to
third; Miljavac scored, unearned. Boom reached on a fielder''s choice; DeGroat
out at second ss to 2b; Moraga scored, unearned. Rodriguez grounded out to 1b
unassisted. 2 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Virgin Islands 6th - Thomas grounded out to ss. Hatchett walked. Penn
struck out swinging. Allen struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

USA 6th - Joglar walked. Joglar stole second. Pelacazo struck out.
Miller flied out to ss. Miljavac grounded out to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 1 LOB.

Virgin Islands 7th - Skelton struck out swinging. Mercer grounded out to
2b. Parson flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
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