Game THREE
Canada
vs. Latin America

Monday, August 23, 1999

Three-run sixth sparks Latin America victory

After two quick outs in the top of the sixth, Latin America scored three runs on two walks, an error, and two hits, including a bases-loaded double by Francisco de Jesus. The victory in front of 3,900 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium was also fueled by a third-inning, three-run home run by de Jesus.

"I felt like it was my responsibility to get those hits and drive in those runs," said de Jesus through an interpreter.

Well he came through by going two for four, driving in five runs, and scoring once.

For Canada, Mike Saunders pitched good baseball for four innings before coming out with a sore arm. His lone mistake was de Jesus’ three-run homerun. Jay King came into relieve Saunders and had the Latin America hitters baffled. His four walks didn’t help the cause, though.

"I located my fastball and I changed speeds with my curveball, King said. This is just incredible to play in front of so many people."

For Latin America, Cristian Gonzalez pitched five and two-thirds innings. He had trouble in the second inning when giving up a two-run blast to Canada’s Joel Craig. But in the next three innings, he faced only one batter past the minimum.

 

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"I felt great on the hill," Gonzalez said. "There was no more pressure than usual."

With the win, Latin America goes to 1-0 while Canada falls to 0-2. Now we’re just focusing on letting the kids have fun and letting them enjoy the experience, said Coach Andy Orr.

--Mark Rogoff
   Special Correspondent

 

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GAME SCORING
- Games Scores by Inning

BOX SCORES
-Home Team Box Scores
-Visiting Team Box Scores

PITCHERS
- Winning and Losing Pitchers

CUMULATIVE STATISTICS
- Canada
- Latin America

Game Scoring By Inning:

1
2
3
4
5
6
R
H
E
LATIN AMERICA
0
0
3
0
0
3
6
7
0
CANADA
0
3
0
0
0
1
4
5
1

Home Team Box Score:

CANADA
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Splawski, Adam
rf-ph
3
0
0
0
3
1
1
0
King, Jay
3b-p
3
0
0
0
3
3
0
0
Nirwan, Rajan
ss
3
1
1
0
3
1
1
0
Saunders, Mike
p-3b
2
1
2
0
3
1
0
1
Carter, Ryan
1b
2
0
0
1
3
1
8
0
Morrison, CG
2b
2
1
0
0
3
3
1
0
Craig, Joel
c
1
1
1
2
3
0
7
0
Lee, Jonny
cf
2
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
Orr, Brendan
lf-rf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Gale, Jared
cf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Wight, Kyle
ph-lf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Ferguson, Dan
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
21
4
5
3
26
10
18
1

Visiting Team Box Score:

LATIN AMERICA
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Gonzalez, Cristian R.
p-3b
3
1
1
0
4
1
0
0
Rivera, David
cf
3
2
1
0
4
0
0
0
Casanova, Jose R.
3b-p
4
1
0
0
4
2
0
0
Colon, Jorge
c
1
1
0
0
4
1
7
0
de Jesus, Francisco J.
1b-ph
3
1
2
5
4
1
4
0
Sanchez, Jorge
lf-ph
3
0
2
0
3
0
1
0
Rivera, Juan R.
rf
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Rivera, Josue
ss-pr
2
0
0
0
2
1
2
0
Quinones, Richard
2b
2
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
Davila, Carlos
lf
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
Cruz, Luis
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Rivera, Victor I.
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Hernandez, Nelson I.
1b
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
Galarza, Xavier O.
ph
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
25
6
7
5
32
7
18
0

Winning Pitcher: Gonzalez, Cristian R.

CANADA
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Saunders, Mike
3.7
3
3
4.91
5
5
3
0
73
42
31
King, Jay
2.3
3
0
0.00
2
1
4
0
53
30
23
LATIN AMERICA
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Gonzalez, Cristian R.
5.7
4
4
4.24
5
7
3
0
83
52
31
Casanova, Jose R.
.3
0
0
0.00
0
0
1
0
9
5
4

ERA computed assuming 6 innings per game


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