Game SEVEN
Latin America
vs. Far East

Tuesday, August 24, 1999

Another game won with homerun

Latin America's catcher Jorge Colon struck out his first at-bat. He was overmatched.

Yet in the fifth inning, he got revenge when he belted a two out, two-run homerun to put the Latin America team up 3-1 over Osaka, Japan. Latin Amercia pitcher Jose Casanova then closed it out in the sixth with a 1-2-3 inning.

"It was the most important homerun I have ever hit," Colon said through an interpreter. "It was a curveball and I hit it good."

The homerun came off of Japanese pitcher Kazuki Sumiyama. He had the Latin America hitters baffled for most of the game, just making the one costly mistake in the fifth. His 11 strikeouts were very impressive for a number-three starter. "He pitched very well except for that one mistake," said Japanese Manager Tsutomu Kameyama through an interpreter.

The Japanese squad now has a 2-1 record in pool play and will play in the International Championship game barring any surprises. Latin America now has a 2-0 record and sits comfortably in first place in the international pool.

 

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This was not an upset," said Latin America coach Luis Aponte. "We felt confident we could win."

It did get scary for the Latin America team when they got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth. A fly-out to right-fielder Xavier Galarza ended the inning with Japan scoring only one run.

--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
- Latin America
- Far East

Game Scoring By Inning:

1
2
3
4
5
6
R
H
E
FAR EAST
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
5
1
LATIN AMERICA
0
0
0
1
2
x
3
5
2

Home Team Box Score:

LATIN AMERICA
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Gonzalez, Cristian R.
3b
3
1
2
0
3
2
2
1
Rivera, David
cf
3
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
Colon, Jorge
c
2
2
1
2
3
1
6
0
Casanova, Jose R.
p
2
0
1
0
2
2
0
0
de Jesus, Francisco J.
1b
1
0
0
0
2
0
6
0
Rivera, Juan R.
rf
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
Quinones, Richard
2b-pr
1
0
0
0
1
3
1
0
Davila, Carlos
lf
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
Rivera, Josue
ss
1
0
0
0
1
4
2
1
Sanchez, Jorge
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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.
ph
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
Galarza, Xavier O.
ph
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Totals
20
3
5
3
22
12
18
2

Visiting Team Box Score:

FAR EAST
POS
AB
R
H
RBI
AP
As
PO
E
Ikeda, Masato
lf
2
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
Kunisada, Yasuhiro
cf
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Adachi, Kazutoshi
1b
3
0
0
0
3
0
2
0
Nishida, Sho
c
2
0
0
0
3
0
11
1
Sumiyama, Kazuki
ss
3
0
2
1
3
0
0
0
Narita, Teruhiko
rf
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Yamasaki, Kazuya
p
3
0
1
0
3
1
0
0
Oki, Shinichiro
2b
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Umekawa, Yoshitomo
3b
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sakurai, Takashi
ph-2b
3
0
0
0
3
1
1
0
Morishita, Kazunori
cf
2
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
Kameda, Yuuki
3b
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
Minamisako, Tsuyoshi
ph-rf-3b
2
0
0
0
3
0
1
0
Koyama, Tetsuo
rf
2
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
Totals
24
1
5
1
27
2
15
1

Pitchers

Winning Pitcher: Casanova, Jose R.

Losing Pitcher: Yamasaki, Kazuya

LATIN AMERICA
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Casanova, Jose R.
6.0
1
0
0.00
5
4
3
0
78
53
25
FAR EAST
IP
R
ER
ERA
H
K
BB
HP
TP
KP
BP
Yamasaki, Kazuya
5.0
3
3
3.60
5
11
2
0
92
59
33


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