October2006

USA Men improve to 4-2 at Pan Am Championships

October 5, 2006

Hermosillo, Mexico


USA Men improve to 4-2with win over Bahamas

 

Hermosillo, Mexico---The USASoftball Men’s National Team improved their record to 4-2 at the 2006Men’s Pan American Softball Championships with a 9-2 six inning win overthe Bahamason Wednesday night.

 

The Bahamas took anearly 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Maron Wood tripled andscored on a single by first baseman Greg Gordiner but the lead did not lastlong as the U.S.responded with two runs in the top of the second inning.

 

Back-to-back walks to Landy Rodriguez (West Haverstraw, NY) and SonnyPerkins (St. Michaels, Ariz.got things going for the Red, White and Blue and a groundout by Blake Miller (Albany, Ga.placed both runners into scoring position. The U.S.tied the game 1-1 when Lucas Goring (St. Paul, Minn.) hit a sacrifice fly to left field that scoredRodriguez and took the lead on an RBI single by Chris Miljavac (St. Joseph, Mo.that plated Perkins.

 

The Bahamastied the game in the bottom of the third inning off a solo home run by Wood,who tripled and scored in the first inning.

 

Both teams were held scoreless in the fourth inning but an explosivefifth inning put the U.S.ahead 6-2. Kyle Magnusson (Salt Lake City, Utah) led off with a single and scored on a home run byshortstop Omar Moraga (Tucson Ariz.). After a groundout byFrank DeGroat (Ringwood, NJ),Rodriguez and Chad Boom (Barnesville, Minn.) hit back-to-back home runs to give the U.S.some breathing room.

 

The Bahamas wereretired in order in the bottom of the fifth inning allowing the U.S.offense to get back to work. Moragabegan a one out rally with a single and advanced to third on a single byDeGroat. Chad Ferguson (Battle Creek, Mich.) enteredto pinch run for DeGroat and stole second to put two runners in scoringposition.

 

Boom reached on an error that allowed Moragato score and Fergusonto move to third base. A groundout by Rodriguez plated Ferguson and moved Boom into scoringposition. Jim Pecoraro (Swansea Ill.,) entered the game as apinch-hitter for Perkins and reached on an error by the shortstop that broughtBoom around to score for a 9-2 lead.

 

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Bahamas were retired in order andthe game was called due to the international run rule.

 

Michael White (Sioux City Iowa) picked up his first win ofthe championship after allowing only two runs on four hits. He also fanned fivewhile walking only one.

 

Moraga was clutch for the U.S.at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI. Rodriguez alsodrove in two runs in the game.

 

The U.S. returns toaction on Thursday against Guatemalaat 9 a.m. Pacific time.

 

Complete box scores, play by play, cumulative stats and recaps can befound on the USA Softball website at www.usasoftball.com. Just click on themen’s national team link.

 


Box Score

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                            United States vs Bahamas
                  Oct 04, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)

United States 9 (4-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Miljavac, Chris cf.......  4  0  1  1   0  0  1  0   2
Magnusson, Kyle rf.......  3  1  3  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Cascaes, Gregg ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Moraga, Omar ss..........  4  2  3  2   0  0  1  1   2
DeGroat, Frank c.........  4  0  1  0   0  0  5  0   0
 Ferguson, Chad pr.......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Boom, Chad 1b............  4  2  2  1   0  0  9  0   2
Rodriguez, Landy 3b......  3  2  1  2   1  0  0  0   0
Perkins, Sonny dh........  2  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   1
 Pecoraro, Jim ph........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Miller, Blake 2b.........  2  0  0  0   2  0  1  3   1
Goring, Lucas lf.........  2  0  0  1   0  0  1  0   0
White, Michael p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  4   0
Totals................... 30  9 12  7   4  0 18  8   8

Bahamas 2 (0-6)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Johnson, Van lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Wood, Maron ss...........  3  2  2  1   0  0  1  6   0
Gordiner, Greg 1b........  3  0  1  1   0  0 10  0   0
Johnson, Jamel 3b........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  2   0
Bethel, Edmunel dh.......  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Culmer, Phillip c........  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
Rolle, Charles rf........  1  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
Rolle, Ricardo 2b........  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   2
Stove, Ramone cf.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Neely, Brian p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 22  2  4  2   1  5 18 12   3

Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
United States....... 020 043 -  9 12  0
Bahamas............. 101 000 -  2  4  2
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E - Wood; Neely. LOB - USA 8; Bahamas 3. 2B - Magnusson(2); Moraga(2). 3B -
Wood. HR - Moraga(2); Boom(2); Rodriguez(3); Wood. SF - Goring(2). SB -
Ferguson(2). CS - Miller(3).

United States          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
White, Michael......  6.0  4  2  2  1  5 22 23

Bahamas                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Neely, Brian........  6.0 12  9  6  4  0 30 35

Win - White (1-1).  Loss - Neely (0-1).  Save - None.
PB - Culmer.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: GAME06


Play-by-Play

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                    United States vs Bahamas - Play-by-Play
                  Oct 04, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)


Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
United States....... 020 043 -  9 12  0
Bahamas............. 101 000 -  2  4  2
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United States starters: 0/cf Miljavac; 0/rf Magnusson; 0/ss Moraga; 0/c
DeGroat; 0/1b Boom; 0/3b Rodriguez; 0/dh Perkins; 0/2b Miller; 0/lf Goring; 0/p
White;
Bahamas starters: 3/lf Johnson; 2/ss Wood; 19/1b Gordiner; 15/3b J. Johnson;
21/dh Bethel; 12/c Culmer; 7/rf Rolle; 17/2b R. Rolle; 0/cf Stove; 0/p Neely;

United States 1st - Miljavac flied out to lf. Magnusson singled. Moraga
doubled; Magnusson advanced to third. DeGroat reached on a fielder''s choice;
Moraga advanced to third; Magnusson out at home 3b to c. Boom out at first ss
to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Bahamas 1st - Johnson out at first p to 2b. Wood tripled. Gordiner
singled, RBI; Wood scored. J. Johnson struck out. Bethel struck out. 1 run,
2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 2nd - Rodriguez walked. Rodriguez advanced to second on a
passed ball. Perkins walked. Miller grounded out to 2b; Perkins advanced to
second; Rodriguez advanced to third. Goring flied out to lf, SF, RBI; Perkins
advanced to third; Rodriguez scored. Miljavac singled, RBI; Perkins scored.
Magnusson doubled; Miljavac advanced to third. Moraga grounded out to 1b
unassisted. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Bahamas 2nd - Culmer grounded out to ss. Rolle struck out. R. Rolle
struck out looking. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 3rd - DeGroat grounded out to ss. Boom singled. Rodriguez
flied out to cf. Perkins grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

Bahamas 3rd - Stove popped up to ss. Johnson flied out to cf. Wood
homered, RBI. Gordiner grounded out to 1b unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 0
errors, 0 LOB.

United States 4th - Miller walked. Miller out at second c to ss, caught
stealing. Goring grounded out to ss. Miljavac flied out to lf. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bahamas 4th - J. Johnson grounded out to 2b. Bethel singled. Culmer
flied out to lf. Rolle walked; Bethel advanced to second. R. Rolle grounded out
to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

United States 5th - Magnusson singled. Moraga homered, 2 RBI; Magnusson
scored. DeGroat grounded out to 3b. Boom homered, RBI. Rodriguez homered, RBI.
Perkins singled. Miller walked; Perkins advanced to second. Goring grounded out
to p; Miller advanced to second; Perkins advanced to third. Miljavac grounded
out to ss. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Bahamas 5th - Stove grounded out to p. Johnson grounded out to 2b. Wood
grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 6th - Cascaes pinch hit for Magnusson. Cascaes grounded
out to ss. Moraga singled. DeGroat singled; Moraga advanced to third. Ferguson
pinch ran for DeGroat. Ferguson stole second. Boom reached on an error by p;
Ferguson advanced to third; Moraga scored, unearned. Rodriguez grounded out to
1b unassisted, RBI; Boom advanced to second; Ferguson scored, unearned.
Pecoraro pinch hit for Perkins. Pecoraro reached on an error by ss; Boom
scored, unearned. Miller out at first ss to 2b. 3 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1
LOB.

Bahamas 6th - Magnusson to rf for Cascaes. DeGroat to c for Ferguson.
Gordiner grounded out to p. J. Johnson struck out. Bethel grounded out to p.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
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