October2006

USA defeats Guatemala 5-1 at Pan American Softball Championships

October 5, 2006

Hermosillo, Mexico


Hermosillo, Mexico---With its fourth consecutive win, theUSA Softball Men’s National Team improved to 5-2 with a 5-1 win over Guatemalaon Thursday morning at the 2006 Pan American Softball Championships. TravisPrice (Santa Ana, Calif.won his second game for the U.S.by holding Guatemalato just one run on seven hits.

 

The game remained scoreless through the first three innings until the U.S.exploded for four runs in the top of the fourth inning. With one out, OmarMoraga (Tucson, Ariz.) walked and scored on a Frank DeGroathome run to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead. But the guys in Red, White and Blue werenot finished with their rally as Chad Boom (Barnesville, Minn.followed with a solo home run to push the lead to 3-0. After reaching base on afielder’s choice, Sonny Perkins (St. MichaelsAriz.) scored the final run of the inning on adouble by Luis Joglar (Fairview NJ).

 

Guatemalascored their only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning thanks to alead off home run by right fielder Gerardo Dacaret.

 

In the seventh inning, the U.S. added an insurance run byexecuting a perfect suicide squeeze. With one out, Blake Miller (Albany, Ga.) singled, movedto second on a base hit by Chris Miljavac (St. Joseph, Mo.on to third on a double steal. ChadFerguson (Battle CreekMich.) was called on to pinch hit for KyleMagnusson (Salt Lake City, Utah) and was given the sign to lay down abunt for a suicide squeeze. The play worked perfectly as Miller raced home and Ferguson was out on thesacrifice.

 

In 6 2/3 innings of work, Price allowed just one run on seven hits andhad eight strikeouts. He was pulled with one out remaining in the bottom of theseventh inning after walking his first batter of the game. Tony Peeples (San Miguel, Calif.entered the game and struck out the last batter to secure the win.

 

The U.S. returns to action tonight against host Mexico at 7 p.m.Pacific time before wrapping up pool play on Friday at 9 p.m. Pacific againstPuerto Rico.

 

Box Score

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                           United States vs Guatemala
                  Oct 05, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)

United States 5 (5-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Miljavac, Chris cf.......  4  0  1  0   0  2  0  0   1
Magnusson, Kyle lf/rf....  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Ferguson, Chad ph.......  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   0
Moraga, Omar ss..........  2  1  0  0   1  0  2  2   0
 Cascaes, Gregg ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
DeGroat, Frank c.........  3  1  2  2   0  0  9  0   0
Boom, Chad 1b............  3  1  1  1   0  0  8  0   0
Rodriguez, Landy 3b......  2  0  1  0   0  1  1  2   0
Perkins, Sonny dh........  3  1  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Joglar, Luis rf/lf.......  2  0  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Goring, Lucas ph........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Miller, Blake 2b.........  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  3   1
Price, Travis p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
 Peeples, Tony p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 27  5  8  5   1  4 21 10   4

Guatemala 1

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Dacaret, Gerardo rf......  4  1  1  1   0  1  2  0   1
Frank, Jesse 2b..........  3  0  1  0   0  2  2  3   1
Estrada, Amicen ss.......  3  0  2  0   0  0  1  3   0
Orellans, Juan 3b........  3  0  1  0   0  2  3  1   1
Frejando, Mauricio dh....  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Gandava, Jose lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   3
Gandava, Fernando c......  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  2   0
Dacaret, Alvaro 1b.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  9  0   0
Funes, Alex cf...........  2  0  1  0   1  1  0  0   0
Sajche, Cesar p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Cheriego p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 27  1  7  1   1  9 21 10   6

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
United States....... 000 400 1 -  5  8  0
Guatemala........... 000 001 0 -  1  7  0
-----------------------------------------

DP - USA 1. LOB - USA 4; Guatemala 6. 2B - Rodriguez(4); Joglar 2(4);
Estrada. HR - DeGroat(2); Boom(3); Dacaret. HBP - Rodriguez. SH -
Ferguson(3). SB - Miller(2). CS - Rodriguez(2).

United States          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Price, Travis.......  6.2  7  1  1  1  8 26 27
Peeples, Tony.......  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1

Guatemala              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Sajche, Cesar.......  4.2  5  4  4  1  2 18 20
Cheriego............  2.1  3  1  1  0  2  9 10

Win - Price (2-0).  Loss - Sajche ().  Save - None.
WP - Sajche. HBP - by Sajche (Rodriguez). PB - F. Gandava.
Umpires -
Start:   Time:   Attendance:
Game: GAME07


Play-by-Play

                      2006 Men''s Pan American Championship
                   United States vs Guatemala - Play-by-Play
                  Oct 05, 2006 at Hermosillo, Mexico (Mexico)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
United States....... 000 400 1 -  5  8  0
Guatemala........... 000 001 0 -  1  7  0
-----------------------------------------

United States starters: 0/cf Miljavac; 0/lf Magnusson; 0/ss Moraga; 0/c
DeGroat; 0/1b Boom; 0/3b Rodriguez; 0/dh Perkins; 0/rf Joglar; 0/2b Miller; 0/p
Price;
Guatemala starters: 23/rf Dacaret; 2/2b Frank; 9/ss Estrada; 16/3b Orellans;
31/dh Frejando; 13/lf Gandava; 27/c F. Gandava; 24/1b A. Dacaret; 51/cf Funes;
4/p Sajche;

United States 1st - Miljavac struck out looking. Magnusson grounded out
to 2b. Moraga flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Guatemala 1st - Dacaret grounded out to ss. Frank struck out looking.
Estrada singled. Orellans struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 2nd - DeGroat grounded out to ss. Boom grounded out to 3b.
Rodriguez hit by pitch. Rodriguez out at second c to ss, caught stealing. 0
runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Guatemala 2nd - Frejando grounded out to p. Gandava struck out looking.
F. Gandava struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 3rd - Perkins grounded out to ss. Joglar doubled. Joglar
advanced to third on a passed ball. Miller popped up to 2b. Miljavac struck out
looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Guatemala 3rd - A. Dacaret popped up to 3b. Funes singled. Dacaret
reached on a fielder''s choice; Funes out at second 2b to ss. Frank struck out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 4th - Magnusson grounded out to 2b. Moraga walked. Moraga
advanced to second on a wild pitch. DeGroat homered, 2 RBI; Moraga scored. Boom
homered, RBI. Rodriguez doubled. Perkins reached on a fielder''s choice;
Rodriguez out at third c to 3b. Joglar doubled, RBI; Perkins scored. Miller
grounded out to 2b. 4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Guatemala 4th - Estrada doubled. Orellans struck out looking. Frejando
grounded out to ss. Gandava struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

United States 5th - Miljavac grounded out to 1b unassisted. Magnusson
popped up to 3b. Cheriego to p for Sajche. Moraga popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Guatemala 5th - F. Gandava grounded out to p. A. Dacaret popped up to
ss. Funes struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

United States 6th - DeGroat singled. Boom reached on a fielder''s choice;
DeGroat out at second ss to 2b. Rodriguez struck out. Perkins struck out. 0
runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Guatemala 6th - Dacaret homered, RBI. Frank singled. Estrada hit into
double play 3b to 2b to 1b; Frank out on the play. Orellans singled. Frejando
singled; Orellans advanced to third. Gandava grounded out to p. 1 run, 4
hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

United States 7th - Goring pinch hit for Joglar. Goring flied out to rf.
Miller singled. Miller stole second. Miljavac singled; Miller advanced to
third. Ferguson pinch hit for Magnusson. Ferguson grounded out to p, SAC, bunt,
RBI; Miljavac advanced to second; Miller scored. Cascaes pinch hit for Moraga.
Cascaes popped up to 1b. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Guatemala 7th - Magnusson to rf for Ferguson. Moraga to ss for Cascaes.
Joglar to lf for Goring. F. Gandava grounded out to 3b. A. Dacaret grounded out
to 2b. Funes walked. Peeples to p for Price. Dacaret struck out. 0 runs, 0
hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
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