Canada and USA lead their pools

After today’s games, USA and Canada continue leading the standings as the only two undefeated teams in the tournament. USA won against Venezuela, while Canada beat Argentina.

In a duel between the two undefeated teams of the Pool A, USA beat Venezuela by 6-0, and remains as the only leader in their group. For the winner, Jazmyn Jackson and Haylie McCleney homered, in the fourth and seventh respectively, while Ally Carda combined with Kelly Barnhill to pitch a two hits shutout from the circle.

The US team scored their first run in the first inning. McCleney led off with a double, and scored with an RBI single by Michelle Moultrie.

Venezuela had their chance to score in the top of the third inning, when US pitcher Ally Carda got into problems, loading the bases with 2 walks and a hit by pitch, with one out. However, the right hander escaped the jam retiring Yuruby Alicart and Milagros Lozada with two rollings.

In the bottom of that same inning Moultrie led off the inning with a triple, and scored with a sacrifice fly to center field by Delanney Spaulding.

Before that game, Mexico defeated Cuba by 2-0 in a key game in the playoff run in Pool B. Dallas Escobedo threw a complete game shutout, with 4 hits and 9 Ks. The loser for Cuba was Anisley Lopez, who allowed 4 hits too, but was responsible for 2 runs.

The first run for Mexico was in the third inning, with an RBI double to center field by Brigette Delponte, to score Sashel Palacios from first. The other run of the game came with the same formula, an RBI double, this time by Koral Costa to plate Suzannah Gonzalez.

This way, both teams are tied in the standings, with 4 wins and 1 loss, in the second place of the Pool B.

In that same pool, Canada beat Argentina 8-1 early in the morning, and remains as the only undefeated team of the group. Victoria Hayward and Kareigh Lee Wise homered for the winner, while the only run for Argentina came with a solo bomb by Candela Figueroa. The winner was Sara Groenewegen, and the loser Carla Villalva.

Finally, in the first game of the night, in front of a fully packed stadium, Puerto Rico defeat host Dominican Republic by 3-1. The Boricua team came from behind in the last two innings to clinch the victory.

In the bottom of the fifth the host team opened the score. Josefina Mercedes hit a pop up fly in front of home plate, but the defense couldn’t make the play with a confusion trying to catch the ball. Later in the inning, with two outs and runners on the corners, a delayed steal of second started a rundownd between first and second, and a bad throw allowed the runner on third to score.

The tying run came an inning later, with an RBI single by Carsyn Gordon; and the come-back was finished in the top of the seventh, with RBI singles by Elicia D’Orazio and Jahelis Muñoz.

Meghan King was brilliant from the circle, allowing only 2 hits and 1 unearned run, and 11 Ks.

In the other games, Aruba defeated El Salvador by 8-4; Curacao beat Peru 7-5; Guatemala knocked out Panama 7-0; and British Virgin Islands won 3-1 against Bahamas.

The schedule for tomorrow is:

8:30

Brazil vs Mexico

Peru vs Colombia

British Virgin Islands vs Canada

11:00

Curacao vs Venezuela

Bahamas vs Mexico

British Virgin Islands vs Argentina

14:00

USA vs Aruba

Canada vs Cuba

16:00

USA vs Puerto Rico

Panama vs Brazil

18:30

El Salvador vs Dominican Republic

Peru vs Aruba

21:00

Venezuela vs Dominican Republic

Four teams remain unbeaten in the Pan American Championship

Four teams remain undefeated in the IX Women’s Pan American Championship in Santo Dmingo. In the Pool A, USA and Venezuela lead the standings, while in Pool B Canada and Cuba are the leaders.

Venezuela beat Puerto Rico by 1-0 in an intense pitching duel. For Venezuela Desiree Ibarra threw the shutout with 4 hits, while Aleshia Ocasio and Taran Alvelo only allowed 3 combined hits.

In the top of the third Puerto Rico loaded the bases. Korina Rosario and Quiana Diaz walked, and Elicia D’Orazio singled; however Ibarra struck out Ocasio to escape the jam.

In the bottom of this inning Venezuela scored the only run of the game. Yaicey Sojo walked, advanced to second with a sacrifice bunt and scored with an RBI single by Milagros Lozada to center field.

It was all Ibarra needed to claim a very important victory thinkin on the playoff run. Venezuela is still unbeaten with three wins, and Puerto Rico sums two wins and one loss.

Another unbeaten team is Canada. The red and white squad sent 11 batters to the box in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead against Brazil. In the top of the fourth, Kaleigh Rafter hit an RBI single, and Careigh Lee Thomas hit a 3-run shot to center field to increase the lead to 9-0. Sara Plourde tossed a two-hit shutout to earn the win, in five innings. Canada improved their record to 4-0, at the top of the Pool B.

In the final game of the day, USA defeated host Dominican Republic by 7-0 in five innings of play. Delaney Spaulding hit an RBI triple in the third, and Amanda Chidester hit a two run homer in the top of the fourth to lead the US offense. Jessica Moore won the game with four innings of work, with a one inning relief by Kelly Barnhill.

Argentina defeated Bahamas 12-2 in four innings, earning their third win of the tournament. The Argentinean team took the lead early in the game to win with authority. With this result, Argentina is 3-2 in the tournament, while Bahamas have a 1-3 record.

In the other games of today, Mexico knocked out Panama by 12-1; Curacao defeated Aruba 8-1; Colombia won their game against El Salvador by 5-3; Cuba beat Guatemala by 8-0; who after that defeated British Virgin Islands by 10-1; and Cube beat Brazil by 9-0.

The schedule for tomorrow is as follow:

8:30

ARG – CAN

ARU – ESA

11:00

MEX – CUB

CUR – PER

14:00

VEN – USA

GUA – PAN

16:00

COL – PUR

BVI – BAH

18:30

PUR – DOM

PAN – BVI

21:00

DOM – COL

ESA – CUR

Third day of action in the Pan Am Championship

A new day of the Women’s Pan American Championship is in the records, with no interruptions due to rain and a great ambient in the fields.

Brazil defeated Argentina by 7-6 in nine innings, in the best game of the tournament so far. Both teams played a great match in the field 2 of Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte, in an even game that could be won by the two teams.

The game went tied till the bottom of the ninth inning. Barba Woll sacrificed to advance the runner to third, and Samira Tanaka hit a sac fly to center field to score Martha Murasawa, in a very close play in home plate.

Canada defeated Guatemala by 4-0, with a stellar performance by Karissa Hovinga, who pitched a no hit no run for the red and white team. In the night, the Canadians beat Mexico 4-3.

In the early morning, Curacao reached their first win in the tournament beating Colombia by 3-1. Genevieve Hariquez, Jeannevian Kinburn and Lee Ann Caanberg scored for the winning team, while Briana Castro did it for Colombia.

The winner of the game was Shanna Te Vrede pitching the complete game, with 4 hits and 1 run, delivering 7 walks and 5 strikeouts. The loser for the South American team was Jordan Llinas, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits in seven innings of work. With this result, the record of Curacao is 1-1, while Colombia lost their two games.

Meanwhile, in field 1, Cuba continued their winning streak defeating Aruba by 10-0, in four innings of play. Marlene Bubaire claimed the win pitching three innings, with a line of 2 hits, 1 walk and 3 Ks. Ivania Buitrago was charged with the loss, recording 6 runs, 2 walks and 1 strikeout, in 2.1 innings

Cuba is still undefeated in the tournament, with two wins; while Panama has no wins after three games.

With a solid and strong performance, Argentina beat Guatemala by 10-0, to sum their second consecutive win of the event. Tamara Togni pitched four shutout innings for the victory, while Magali Frezzotti hit a two run shot to right field in the third inning.

On the field 2, Venezuela claimed their second win of the tournament, beating Arube by 6-1. Anyibel Ramirez recorded the win and Ana Coscorrosa contributed with a two run homer. The Vinotinto team is still unbeaten in the event with two wins.

In the other games of the day, Dominican Republic beat Peru by 10-0; Venezuela won 6-1 against Aruba; Brazil Beat Bahamas 7-1; Mexico 17-0 against British Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico 12-0 over El Salvador and USA defeated Peru by 16-0.

Second day’s schedule shortened by the rain

The second day of the IX Women’s Pan American Championship was partially cancelled due to rain. Only two games were completed, with triumphs by USA and Bahamas.

USA defeated Curacao 14-0 in the first game of the morning, in only four innings. USA combined for 11 hits in their early morning matchup, including home runs from Valerie Arioto and Ali Aguilar, while Ally Carda and Danielle O’Toole combined for a no-hitter.

In the other game of the early morning, Bahamas got their first win of the tournament, defeating Panama by 6-5. The Caribbean team recovered from a deficit of 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh with a two-run RBI single by Johnson, to plate Curry and Russell, claiming the walkoff win. The winning pitcher was Sonya Miller, while the loss went to Olaisa Perez.

In the second turn, Puerto Rico was facing Curacao; while Peru was playing against Guatemala, but both games must be cancelled due to rain. The Technical Commission decided to cancel all the remaining games of today.

At this time, the schedule for tomorrow is as follow:

8:30

Cuba vs Panama

Colombia vs Curacao

11:00

Canada vs Guatemala

Venezuela vs Aruba

13:30

Argentina vs Guatemala

Brazil vs Bahamas

16:00

Puerto Rico vs El Salvador

Mexico vs British Virgin Islands

18:30

Peru vs USA

21:00

Dominican Republic vs Peru

The IX Womens Pan Am Championship begins

The first day of the IX Women’s Pan American Championship is history in Santo Domingo. Besides the games, the Inaugural Ceremoy was held in Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, with the presence of WBSC Presidente, Riccardo Fraccari.

In the most exciting game of the day, Brazil had a walkoff win against Guatemela by 2-1. Brazil scored one in the first inning, but the Central Americans tied the game in the sixth. However, Brazilians managed to score one in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.

In the other great game of the day, Argentina beat Panama by 7-6, in a roller coaster game. Argentineans took the lead in the top of the seventh, with three runs, to claim the victory.

Other scores of the day:

Canada 15-0 Bahamas

Cuba 15-0 British Virgin Islands

Venezuela 8-1 Colombia

USA 10-0 El Salvador

Mexico 8-0 Argentina

Dominican Republic 11-0 Aruba

 

The games for today are:

8:30 – Curacao vs USA

8:30 – Bahamas vs Panama

11 – Puerto Rico vs Curacao

11 – Peru vs El Salvador

13:30 – Peru vs Aruba

13:30 – Argentina vs Brazil

16 – Aruba vs Puerto Rico

16 – British Virgin Islands vs Canada

18:30 – Guatemala vs Cuba

18:30 – Canada vs Mexico

21 – Venezuela vs Dominican Republic

Schedule announced for the IX Women’s Pan American Championship

The IX Pan American Championship Technical Meeting was held today in Albergue Olímpico Dominicano, and the schedule of games was officialy approved. The 18 teams were divided in two nine-teams pools to play a single round robin. The first four teams in each zone will advance to the playoffs.

In Group A will play Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Peru, Puerto Rico, USA and Venezuela.

In the other hand, Argentina, Bahamas, Brasil, Canadá, Cuba, Guatemala, Islas Vírgenes Británicas, México y Panamá will play in Group B.