Game 31
Consolation Game
New England 1 vs. Caribbean 6
Sunday, August 24, 2003
1:00 PM ET

Third time’s the charm
Curacao finishes third for third time in three years

By David Graham-Caso
Special Correspondent

Curacao ace Tharick Martines struck out 10 in his complete game victory over Saugus, MA in the consolation game of the 2003 Little League World Series Sunday at Volunteer Stadium.

Martines allowed one-run on one hit to give his team a 6-1 victory over the New England champions and claim third place at the 2003 summer classic.

“We were very motivated in this game because it was for third place,” said Curacao assistant coach Michelangelo Celestina through an interpreter.

A team from Curacao finished third for the third year in a row.

Massachusetts starter Michael Scuzzarella fell into trouble in the first. The junk-ball pitcher struggled to find his control and after Kevin Moesquit scored on a one-out single by Czenvic Rojer, Rojer scored on three consecutive wild pitches by Scuzzarella. “Scuz” struck out Jorge Provacia with the bases loaded late in the first to escape any more damage.

Scuzzarella found himself in a tight spot again in the fourth inning. The 4-foot-10 pitcher surrendered three consecutive hits to start the inning, and a sacrifice fly and three-run Jeandre Perreira home run later, the score was 6-0.

With his team in a six-run hole, New England manager Rob Rochenski opted to go to his towering six-foot righty, Matt Muldoon. Muldoon worked 1.2 innings of scoreless relief before handing the ball off to Joseph Kasabuski, who worked a one-hit sixth inning.

Saugus could simply not catch up with Martines’s fastball, which was clocked at near 75 mph.

“I was wild today,” Martines said through his coach. “But I pitched good.”

The Massachusetts team was able to put together a run against Martines in the fifth. With one out, Craig Cole singled up the middle to break up Martnes’ no-hitter, and move David Ferreira (who reached on a walk) to third. Ferreira broke up Martines’ shut-out when he scored on a ground out by Anthony DiSciscio.

The consolation game for the second year in a row pitted a New England team and Curacao team. Worcester, MA lost to the Pariba Little League 9-1 in the 2002 Series.


US New England - Saugus Amer.(Home) vs. Caribbean - Pabao(Visitor)
Aug 24 2003 1:10 PM To 3:16 PM Volunteer Stadium So. Williamsport, PA

Game Scoring By Inning:

1
2
3
4
5
6
R
H
E
Caribbean - Pabao
2
0
0
4
0
0
6
9
2
US New England - Saugus Amer.
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
2

Home Team Box Score:

US New England - Saugus Amer.
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Cole, Craig
ss
2
0
1
0
3
4
1
1
DiSciscio, Anthony
rf-1b-2b
2
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
Kasabuski, Joseph
2b-p
2
0
0
0
3
1
2
0
Sacco, Mark
1b
2
0
0
0
2
0
4
0
Bateman, Ryan
lf-rf
3
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
Grillo, Tyler
cf
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Calla, Tyler
c
2
0
0
0
2
0
6
0
Petruzzelli, Sebastiano (Yano)
3b
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
1
Scuzzarella, Michael
p
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Pizzano, Dario
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Muldoon, Matthew
ph-1b-p
1
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
Ferreira, David
dr-rf-lf
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
18
1
1
0
23
9
18
2

Visiting Team Box Score:

Caribbean - Pabao8
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Schoop, Jonathan
ss
4
1
2
0
4
2
0
0
Moesquit, Kevin
2b
4
2
3
0
4
0
0
0
Rojer, Czenvic
cf-1b
3
2
1
1
3
1
3
0
Martines, Tharick
p
3
0
1
0
4
0
1
0
Perreira, Jeandre
1b
1
1
1
3
3
0
2
1
Cleofa, Rojean
rf
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
de Palm, Carol
lf
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Provacia, Jorge
c
3
0
0
0
3
1
10
0
Ellis, Rashid
3b
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
Martina, Shervienne
3b
2
0
1
0
2
0
1
1
Rosario, Shadley
dr-cf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Jansen, Edelcumy
dr-cf
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
Basilio, Brian
lf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Obispo, Jurick
rf
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Totals
28
6
9
4
33
5
18
2

Winning Pitcher: Martines, Tharick Losing Pitcher: Scuzzarella, Michael

IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
US New England - Saugus Amer.
Scuzzarella, Michael
3.7
6
6
9.82
8
3
3
0
80
45
35
Muldoon, Matthew
1.3
0
0
0.00
0
1
1
0
23
12
11
Kasabuski, Joseph
1.0
0
0
0.00
1
1
0
0
13
9
4
Caribbean - Pabao
Martines, Tharick
6.0
1
1
1.00
1
10
3
1
95
55
40

ERA computed assuming 6 innings per game

Boxscore produced by Score-It: www.scoreit.com

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