Game 23
Caribbean
2 vs. Canada 1
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
5:00PM ET

Moesquit takes bite out of Canada
Nova Scotia battles, comes up short

By Mark Rogoff
Special Correspondent

The strive for 5 began at 5:00 for Nova Scotia.

Beat Curacao in their 5:00 p.m. contest, and beat ‘em by 5 runs, and they’re onto the semi-final round.

Things were going well for the Glace Bay gang early on. The Canadian champs scored one in the first, and were one step closer to a 5-run triumph.

The excitement didn’t last long, though – once a mosquito came to bat in the 3rd. Well, Kevin Moesquit to be exact. The Caribbean 2nd baseman laced to right-centerfield a 2-out, 2-RBI double that gave Curacao a 2-1 advantage. It was all they would need to put away the Canadian champs and advance to single-elimination competition in Thursday’s International semi-final.

“Our objective was just to win the game,” said Canada head coach Henery Boutilier. “We knew it was going to be difficult to score 5 against that team.”

Asked if he thought his hit would hold be enough to hold off Canada, Moesquit said, “No, I thought the other team would score (more) runs.”

Carol de Palm picked up the win for Curacao, which improved its pool-play record to 2-1, good for 2nd place behind Japan in Pool D.

de Palm gave up just 2 hits in his complete-game victory. He walked one while striking out 7, including the side in the 3rd.

“I had a lot of faith to come back and win the game (after giving up the first-inning run),” the righthander said.

Canada in the 5th had threatened to re-take the lead and get back on track to meet that magic number. Kenny Routledge’s single put runners on first and 2nd with 2 outs, but Jonathan Boutilier’s groundout to first baseman Tharick Martines ended the rally.

Curacao advances to take on Venezuela in one of the International semi-final matches. Coach Michelangelo Celestina realizes the next tall task ahead.

“In this series, we haven’t hit a lot,” he said. “(Thursday) we will see if we can hit. The pitching will be strong. We need hits to score runs.”

Caribbean - Pabao (Home) vs. Canada - Glace Bay (Visitor)
Aug 19 2003 5:09 PM To 6:49 PM Volunteer Stadium, So. Williamsport, Pa.

Game Scoring By Inning:

1
2
3
4
5
6
R
H
E
Canada - Glace Bay
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
Caribbean - Pabao
0
0
2
0
0
x
2
2
3

Home Team Box Score:

Caribbean - Pabao
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Schoop, Jonathan
ss
2
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
Moesquit, Kevin
2b
2
0
1
2
2
1
1
1
Rojer, Czenvic
cf
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
Martinus, Tharick
1b-lf
2
0
0
0
2
0
4
1
Provacia, Jorge
c
2
0
0
0
2
1
7
0
de Palm, Carol
p
1
0
0
0
1
3
0
1
Obispo, Jurick
rf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jansen, Edelcumy
lf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ellis, Rashid
3b
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
Cleofa, Rojean
rf
2
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
Perreira, Jeandre
1b
2
0
0
0
2
0
5
0
Martina, Shervienne
dr-ph
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Rosario, Shadley
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Basilio, Brian
cf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
17
2
2
2
19
6
18
3

Visiting Team Box Score:

Canada - Glace Bay
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Conn, Jeff
p
2
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
Routledge, Kenny
3b
2
0
1
0
3
1
0
0
Boutilier, Jonathan
c
3
0
1
1
3
0
8
0
MacCormack, Luke
lf
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Lewis, Daniel
ss
2
0
0
0
3
4
0
0
Farmer, Jarvis
cf
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
Barrett, R.J.
2b
2
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
Campbell, Mitchell
rf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Heffernan, Myles
1b
1
0
0
0
2
1
5
0
Roberts, Joey
rf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Petite, Brandon

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
McNeil, Cal
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
McDonald, Matthew
lf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
20
1
2
1
24
6
15
0

Winning Pitcher: de Palm, Carol Losing Pitcher: Conn, Jeff

IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Caribbean - Pabao
de Palm, Carol
6.0
1
0
0.00
2
7
2
0
80
54
26
Canada - Glace Bay
Conn, Jeff
5.0
2
2
2.40
2
8
2
0
70
42
28

ERA computed assuming 6 innings per game

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