Game 18
Canada  3  vs. Latin America 9
Monday, August 19, 2002
7:00 PM ET

Venezuela gets it done in more ways than one

Venezuela had just four hits Monday night in its second game of pool play against Canada.

But the Latin America champs managed to score nine runs, taking advantage of eight walks and two Canada errors, as they went on to defeat the Saskatchewan Little League All-Stars, 9-3.

The all-stars from Los Leones Little League plated four runs in the first and another five in the second as 1,400 spectators looked on at Volunteer Stadium.

“I am concerned about the offense but I know it will get better,” Venezuela head coach Omar Quintero said of his team’s four hits.

In the opening frame, Hector Garcia and Kevins Landaeta each picked up an RBI on consecutive bases-loaded walks.

In the second, Luis Briceno parked a three-run homer to left-center that had a cruising altitude of just ten feet. The frozen-rope shot increased Venezela’s lead to 7-2. Eduardo Mendez followed with a double to straightaway centerfield. He scored on wild pitch three batters later. Landaeta closed out the scoring when he singled home Jesus Mejias.

“I am thrilled to hit a home run and have three RBI to help my team,” Briceno said. “(The home run pitch) was a fastball down the middle of the plate; a little high. I felt a lot of emotion (as I rounded the bases).”

Kyle Richardson and Eric Bryce each had RBI singles in Canada’s two-run first. Bryce also had an RBI single in the fifth, finishing the night 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Canada next faces Guam Tuesday afternoon at Volunteer Stadium, and Latin America squares off against Saudi Arabia Tuesday evening at Volunteer. These contests close out round-robin play in International Pool C.

“Our goal is to win the next game and be 3-0 heading in to the semi-final round,” Quintero said.

-Mark Rogoff
Special Correspondent

Latin America(Home) vs. Canada(Visitor)
Aug 19 2002 6:58 PM To 9:00 PM Volunteer Stadium So. Williamsport, Pa.

Game Scoring By Inning:

1
2
3
4
5
6
R
H
E
Canada
2
0
0
0
1
0
3
6
2
Latin America
4
5
0
0
0
x
9
4
2

Home Team Box Score:
Latin America
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Sanchez, Enyerber
2b
4
1
0
0
4
3
0
1
Montilla, Gerson
ss
3
1
0
0
4
3
2
0
Contin, Hector
c
2
2
1
0
4
1
7
1
Cassiani, Alfredo
p-rf
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Briceno, Luis
3b
2
2
1
3
3
0
0
0
Mendez, Edardo
cf
1
2
1
0
2
0
0
0
Mejias, Jesus
1b-rf
1
1
0
0
3
0
4
0
Garcia, Hector
lf
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
Landaeta, Kevins
rf
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
Matos, Julio
rf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Mujica, Pedro
rf-p
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mondragon, Freddy
sr-cf
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
Sanchez, Leopoldo
p-1b
2
0
1
1
2
1
4
0
Rodriguez, Mayckel
lf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
21
9
4
6
30
8
18
2

Visiting Team Box Score:
Canada
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Strass, Jeremy
3b-p
4
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
Wolbaum, Scott
lf
3
2
2
0
3
0
0
0
Stevenson, Ryan
1b-cf
1
1
0
0
3
0
4
0
Richardson, Kyle
p-1b
1
0
1
1
3
0
3
0
Bryce, Eric
ss-c
3
0
2
2
3
1
4
1
Strueby, Matthew
cf-3b-rf-*
3
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
Barth, Brett
2b
2
0
1
0
2
1
0
0
Dawson, Corey
c
1
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
Wilyman, Shawn
rf-p
2
0
0
0
2
1
0
1
Zerff, Evan
sr-rf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Mihial, Riley
rf
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Cameron, Taylor
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
24
3
6
3
28
3
15
2

Winning Pitcher: Sanchez, Leopoldo Losing Pitcher: Richardson, Kyle
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Latin America
Cassiani, Alfredo
1.0
2
2
12.00
3
1
1
0
29
20
9
Sanchez, Leopoldo
3.0
0
0
0.00
0
3
0
2
39
24
15
Mujica, Pedro
2.0
1
0
0.00
3
2
1
0
28
16
12
Canada
Richardson, Kyle
.7
4
0
0.00
1
1
4
0
39
18
21
Strass, Jeremy
.7
3
3
27.00
1
0
2
0
23
9
14
Wilyman, Shawn
3.7
2
1
1.64
2
5
3
0
58
31
27

ERA computed assuming 6 innings per game

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