Tagged: 2008 Veracruz

Game Eight Live Blog: USA 7 Mexico 3 (FINAL)

9th INNING: Harper singles to right to begin the inning. Harper steals second. Rodriguez flies out to center, advancing Harper to third base. Montgomery singles to right, scoring Harper. Lopes strikes out. Delmonico walks. Hector Gutierrez comes in to pitch for Mexico. Lipka flies out to center to end the top half of the inning. Mayoral hit by pitch to begin the bottom of the 9th. Pinch hitter Barragan strikes out. Loya strikes out and Mayoral is caught stealing at second to end the game. Team USA wins the gold! Thank you to everyone who has been following us over the last three weeks. We are coming home with the gold medal and a 23-game international win streak.

8th INNING: Lipka flies out to center to begin the inning. Tago strikes out for the second out. Wolters homers to right field. LIttlewood flies out to left to end the top half of the inning. Gomez strikes out to begin the bottom of the 8th. Williams grounds out to second. Alvarez strikes out to end the inning.

7th INNING: Montgomery flies out to right. Lopes flies out to center. Delmonico strikes out to end the top of the seventh. Peter Tago comes on in relief for Team USA. Loya grounds out to Tago for the first out of the bottom of the 7th. Elenes walks. Flores grounds out to short, Elenes advances to second base. Jaques grounds out to third to end the inning.

6th INNING: Hernandez now on the mound for Mexico, Jaques moves to second base. Delmonico walks, Lipka reaches on throwing error by the shortstop, Delmonico advances to third. Pfeifer grounds out to the pitcher, Lipka advances to second. Wolters walks. New pitcher Misael Flores on the mound for Mexico. Littlewood hits a bases clearing double down the right field line. Harper flies out to left. Littlewood advances to third on a passed ball. Rodriguez strikes out to end the top of the 6th. Jaques walks to start the bottom of the 6th. Jaques steals second base. Gomez strikes out. Williams grounds out to Littlewood at short for the second out. Jaques steals third base. Alvarez hits single, scoring Jaques. Mayoral singles to right, Alvarez advances to second. Mendivil strikes out to end the inning.

5th INNING: Wolters leads off with a double to left center. Littelwood moves Wolters to third on a groundout to the catcher. Harper doubles to right center, scoring Wolters. Harper is picked off second base. Rodriguez singles to right. Montgomery reaches when no one catches the pop up in front of the mound. Lopes hits a grounder to short, Montgomery out at second to end the top of the 5th, but Team USA gets one run to tie up the game. Loya strikes out begin the bottom of the 5th. Elenes pops out to Wolters for the secound out. Hernandez strikes out to end the inning.

4th INNING: Lopes flies out to left to begin the inning. Delmonico walks. Lipka strikes out. Pfeifer strikes out to end the top of the 4th. Alvarez grounds out to short, a nice play by Delmonico at first to get the ball in the dirt. Mayoral strikes out, Pfeifer’s fifth K of the night. Mendivil strikes out to end the inning.

3rd INNING: Littlewood grounds out to first. Harper walks. Rodriguez pops out to right and Montgomery grounds out to first to end the top of the 3rd. Mexico starting pitcher Ricardo Jaques pops out to Wolters at second to begin the bottom of the third. Gomez and Williams strike out to end the inning.

2nd INNING: Lopes flies out to right to begin the inning. Delmonico doubles to left center. Lipka walks. Pfeifer strikes out. Wolters strikes out to end the top of the 2nd. Jesus Loya grounds out to Delmonico t begin the Mexican half of the 2nd. Silvano Elenes flies out to Harper in center for the second out. Felipe Hernandez strikes out to end the inning. Pfeifer strikes out Gomez.

1st INNING: Wolters starts the game with a walk and steals second base. Littlewood flies out to right for the first out of the game. Wolters to third on a passed ball. Harper walks. Rodriguez strikes out. Harper steals second and advances to third on an error by the second baseman Felipe Hernandez, Wolters scores on the error. Montgomery flies out to center to end the top of the 1st. Carlos Gomez homers to right to begin the bottom of the 1st. Oscar Williams reaches on an error by Wolters. Williams steals second and reaches third on a throwing error by Montgomery. Michel Alvarez is struck out by Pfeifer for the first out of the bottom of the 1st. Adrian Mayoral hits a sac fly to right, scoring Williams. Eduardo Mendivil grounds out to Littlewood at short to end the inning.

PREGAME: Hola! and welcome to Team USA’s eighth and final game of the 2008 COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships. Tonight, Team USA looks to finish undefeated in Veracruz as they take on host nation Mexico (4-3) at Estadio Beto Avila. The stadium is slowly filling up and we are less than an hour away from first pitch.

Starting Lineup:

1. Tony Wolters, 2B
2. Marcus Littlewood, SS
3. Bryce Harper, CF
4. Jake Rodriguez, 3B
5. Ladson Montgomery, C
6. Christian Lopes, LF
7. Nicky Delmonico, 1B
8. Matt Lipka, RF
9. Philip Pfeifer, P

Game Seven Live Blog: USA 8 Aruba 0 (FINAL)

Top 9th: Thiel is hit by new Team USA pitcher Matt Lipka to begin the inning. Loopstok reaches on a fielders choice, Thiel out at second. Loopstok out at second on as Wouters reaches on fielder’s choice. Manuel strikes out to end the game. Team USA moves to 7-0 with the victory and will meet Mexico in thier final game tomorrow night at 7:00PM CST at Estadio Beto Avila.

8th INNING: Tromp flies out to center, Boggerts reaches on a throwing error by Camarena. Koolman strikes out swinging. Escobar singles to center. Pinch hitter Arrindell strikes out to end the top of the 8th. Allen flies out to center field for the first out of the bottom of the 8th. Delmonico and Lorenzen single. Delmonico scores on a an error by left fielder and Lorenzen scores on a wild pitch. Pinch hitter mason and Wolters ground out to end the inning.

7th INNING: Loopstok flies out to Lopes in left. Camarena strikes out Wouters for the second out. Manuel grounds out to Rodriguez at third to end the top half of the inning. Wolters and Littlewood single after a Camarena strike out. New pitcher Lends Diksez in for Aruba. Harper walks to load bases. New pitcher Jhon Lopez in for Aruba. Rodriguez hits a sacrifice fly to left, Wolters scores. Lopes fouls out to first to end the inning.

6th INNING: Escobar grounds out to short to begin the 6th. Schuilenburg singles to left. Thiel grounds into the 1-6-3 double play, ending the top of the 6th. Harper popped out to second to begin the bottom of the 6th. Rodriguez doubles to left center. Lopes singles, Rodriguez tagged out at third base. Allen doubled to left, scoring Lopes from first. Delmonico hit by a pitch. Lorenzen fouled out to the catcher to end the inning.

5th INNING: Tromp flied out to left to begin the inning. New catcher Jair Boggerts and Marlin foul out to Rodriguez to end the top of the 5th. Lorenzen reached first on an error by the pitcher, who dropped the pop up. Lorenzen advances to second on a wild pitch and to third on a second wild pitch. Camarena reached on an error by the shortstop, Lorenzen scored, Camarena thrown out while running to second on the throw. Wolters walks. New pitcher Lynell Koolman comes on in relief for Aruba. Wolters picked off at first. Littlewood grounds out to Koolman to end the inning.

4th INNING: Loopstok strikes out to begin the 4th. Camarena strikes out Wouters for the second out and Manuel grounds out to short to end the top half of the inning. Lopes fouled out to Escobar in right on a nice diving catch against the wall. Allen grounds out to Thiel at short. Delmonico flies out to center to end the inning.

3rd INNING: Cedrik St. Jago singles to lead off the inning. Shurman Marlin reaches on an error by Delmonico. Runners advance on a ground out by Darwin Escobar. Schuilenburg grounds out to Camarena and Thiel flies out to right to end the top of the 3rd. Wolters grounds out to second to begin the home half of the inning. Littlewood popped out to first. Harper doubles to right center. Rodriguez flies out to right to end the inning.

2nd INNING:
Jean-Franco Wouters strikes out to begin the 2nd. Gregory Manuel grounds out to Littlewood for the second out. Jiandido Tromp flies out to Lorenzen in center to end the top of the 2nd. Rodriguez walks to begin the bottom of the second. Lopes reaches on a fielder’s choice, Rodriguez out at second. Lopes advances to second on a passed ball. Lopes advances to third on another passed ball. Allen singles to center, scoring Lopes. Delmonico strikes out for the second out of the bottom of the 2nd. Lorenzen homers over the left field wall. Camarena flies out to right to end the inning.

1st INNING: Aruba will be up first in the top of the inning. Jxomar Schuilenburg grounds out to Littlewood to begin the game. Camarena strikes out Edson Thiel for the second out. Sicnarf Loopstok strikes out looking to end the top of the 1st. Wolters walks to start things off for Team USA. Littlewood flies out to center and Wolters is out at first after failing to tag up. Harper flies out to center to end the inning.

PREGAME: Hello and welcome to Team USA’s seventh game here in Veracruz at the 2008 COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships. Today, Team USA takes on Aruba at Estadio Beto Avila. We are a little under one hour until the first pitch.

Starting Lineup:

1. Tony Wolters, 2B
2. Marcus Littlewood, SS
3. Bryce Harper, RF
4. Jake Rodriguez, 3B
5. Christian Lopes, LF
6. Will Allen, C
7. Nicky Delmonico, 1B
8. Michael Lorenzen, CF
9. Daniel Camarena, P

Game Six Live Blog: USA 14 Venezuela 3 (FINAL)

5th INNING: Bases are loaded with one out for Mason. Mason strikes out and Wolters grounds out to end the top of the 5th. After a scoreless bottom half of the 5th for Venezuela, Team USA wins in a 10-run rule shortened game. With the win, they move to 6-0 at the 2008 COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships. Next up for Team USA is Aruba at 2:00PM CST at Estadio Beto Avila in Veracruz, Mexico. With the win today, Team USA officially qualifies for next year’s “AA” World Championships!

4th INNING: Harper reached on an error by the left fielder and advanced to second. Rodrgiguez struck out and Harper stole third. Montgomery singled to right, scoring Harper. New pitcher Bernardo Diaz on the mound for Venezuela. Lopes hits single deep to shortstop, bringing Montgomery to third base. Delmonico hit by a Diaz pitch. Lipka singles to right, scoring Montgomery. New pitcher Juan Carlos Alvarez in for Venezuela. Buckel grounds out to first base, scoring Lopes. Wolters strikes out to end the top of the 4th. Machado reaches on an error by Littlewood. Connor Mason on in relief of Buckel. A pair of singles score, two Venzuelans.

3rd INNING: Delmonico leads off with a single to center. Lipka walks before Buckel grounds out to the shortstop, advancing Delmonico and Lipka. New pitcher Jhusue Bermudez on the mound for Venezuela. Wolters singles, scoring Delmonico and Lipka. Wolters out on the play for failing to step on second base. Littlewood flies out to center to end the top of the 3rd. Buckel walks the first two batters to begin the bottom of the 3rd. Buckel strikes out Moreno for the first out in the bottom of the third. Buckel records his second K of the inning by striking out Rondon looking at a curveball. Perez singles to right, loading the bases. Danny Ramirez grounds out to second to end the Venezuelan threat.

2nd INNING: Littlewood grounds out to second to begin the inning. Harper doubles to right center field. Rodriguez strikes out swinging. Harper to third on a passed ball. Montgomery walks. Lopes grounds out to the shortstop to end the top of the 2nd. Sequera flies out to Lopes in left to begin the bottom of the second. Machado hits an infield single to the gap at shortstop. Ocando grounds out to second base for the second out. Montgomery throw Machado out at third on the attempted steal.

1st INNING: Wolters walks to begin the game. After a 5 minute delay so the Venezuelans could fix the mound to their liking, Littlewood walks. Harper reached on an error by the shortstop. Rodriguez reached on a fielder’s choice to third, Wolters scored, Littlewood out at third. Montgomery singles to center, scoring Harper. New pitcher William Ocando comes in for Venezuela. Lopes singles to left, scoring Rodriguez. Delmonico singles to left, loading the bases for Lipka. Montgomery scores on a passed ball, Lopes scores on an error by the third baseman trying to tag Lopes out at third base. Lipka fouled out to the first baseman. Buckel singles to center, scoring Delmonico. Wolters struck out to end the top of the 1st. Rusbel Gonzalez grounds out to Buckel to begin the bottom of the first inning and Ronald Torreyes grounds out to Wolters for the second out. Ismael Guillon is hit by a Buckel offering, one on, two out. Williams Moreno hits a bloop single to right, scoring Guillon. Buckel strikes out Cesar Perez to end the inning.

UPDATE: The Venezuelan team has arrived and first pitch is scheduled for 3:15PM CST

Starting Lineup:

1. Wolters, 2B
2. Littlewood, SS
3. Harper, CF
4. Rodriguez, 3B
5. Montgomery, C
6. Lopes, LF
7. Delmonico, 1B
8. Lipka, RF
9. Buckel, P

PREGAME: Welcome to game two of Team USA’s doubleheader today at Estadio Beto Avila in Veracruz, Mexico. After their 12-1 win over Brazil just under an hour ago, Team USA will take on undefeated Venezuela, with an estimated start time of 3:15PM CST. Venezuela is en route from Xalapa, so stay tuned for further updates, including a Team USA lineup and specific start time.

Game Five Live Blog: USA 12 Brazil 1 (FINAL)

7th INNING: Harper hits a leadoff home run before three straight outs to send the game to the bottom of the seventh. Radziewski strikes out the first two Brazilian batters to begin the bottom of the 7th. Relief pitcher Paulino reaches on an error by Delmonico. Radziewski strikes out the final batter of the game. Team USA wins 12-1 in the 10-run rule shortened game. Next up for Team USA is undefeated Venezuela later this afternoon, with an approximate start time of 3:15PM CST.

6th INNING: Delmonico flies out left and Wolters grounds out to third before Radziewski walks. Littlewood strikes out to end the top of the 6th. Radziewski retires three straight to move to the seventh inning.

5th INNING: Radziewski flies out to left to begin the inning. Lipka strikes out for the second out of the top of the 5th. Littlewood knocks a 2-out single to center. Harper follows with a walk. Rodriguez hits single to left, scoring Littlewood. Harper scores and Rodriguez advances to second on the double steal. Rodriguez goes to third on a throwing error by the Brazilian catcher. Lopes singles to center, scoring Rodriguez. Allen flies out to center to end the top of the 5th. Radziewski makes a nice play on a high grounder to the mound, recording the first out of the bottom of the 5th. Guirau lines out to new right fielder Lipka for the second out. Harper has moved to center and Wolters is now at second base for Team USA. Radziewski hits Watanabe with a pitch. A fly out to center ends the Brazilian 5th.

4th INNING: Team USA scores 3 in the top half of the 4th with a Rodriguez 2 RBI single and a Lopes sacrifice fly. Radziewski retired all three batters faced in bottom of the 4th.

3rd INNING: Child strikes out Ramos to begin the inning, then walks Guirau, who advances to second on a passed ball. Child walks Watanabe. After another walk and a past ball, a wild pitch puts the first run across for Brazil before the inning ends. New pitcher Bryan Radziewski replaces Child to get the final two outs inning.

2nd INNING: Harper grounds out to first to begin the inning. Rodriguez strikes out and Lopes flies out to center to end the top of the 2nd. Child forces a groundout and strikes out to in the 1-2-3 bottom half of the 2nd.

1st INNING: Lipka flies out to right to begin the game. Littlewood singles down the left field line, Harper is hit by a pitch. Two on for Rodriguez with one out. Rodriguez singles, scoring Littlewood. Lopes homers to left field off the Coke sign. Allen walks after Brazil brings in new pitcher Sebastianey. Delmonico singles, moving Allen to second base. Lorenzen fouls out to the third baseman. Child is walked to load the bases for Lipka, who singles, scoring Allen. Littlewood flies out to left to end the top of the 1st. Child walks Guirau and Watanabe to begin the inning. Burin grounds out to first, advancing the two runners to second and third. Child strikes out the final two batters of the inning to move to the second inning.

PREGAME: Hello and welcome to Team USA’s fifth game of the
COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships in Veracruz, Mexico. Today’s game against Brazil has been moved up to make room for this afternoon’s rescheduled game vs. Venezuela, which was postponed due to rain yesterday.

Starting Lineup:

1. Matt Lipka, 2B
2. Marcus Littlewood, SS
3. Bryce Harper, RF
4. Jake Rodriguez, 3B
5. Christian Lopes, LF
6. Will Allen, C
7. Nicky Delmonico, 1B
8. Michael Lorenzen, CF
9. Dan Child, P

Venezuela Game Rescheduled

The USA vs. Venezuela game that was scheduled for this afternoon at Estadio Colon in Xalapa, Mexico was postponed in the first inning due to rain. It has ben rescheduled to Friday, Sept. 19th as part of a doubleheader for Team USA. Team USA will play Brasil at 11:00AM CST at Estadio Beto Avila in Veracruz, Mexico. Forty minutes after this game ends, the rescheduled game betwen USA and Venezuela will take place at Estadio Beto Avila.

Game Five Live Blog: USA at Venezuela (PPD Rain)

Rain Update: Today’s game has been postponed due to rain. We are awaiting final confirmation from tournament officials, but it looks like today’s game will be made up on Saturday at 7:00PM CST following a 10:00AM CST game vs. Aruba at Estadio Beto Avila in Veracruz, Mexico.

Top 1st: Wolters walks to lead off the inning as rain begins to fall here in Xalapa. Littlewood reaches on a fielder’s choice, Wolters out at second. The players are called off the field due to the rain. Stay tuned for an update on when play will resume.

PREGAME: Hello and welcome to Team USA’s fifth game of the COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships in Xalapa, Mexico. After a scheduled tournament off day, Team USA returns to Estadio Colon in Xalapa to take on Venezuela this afternoon.

Starting Lineup:

1. Tony Wolters, 2B
2. Marcus Littlewood, SS
3. Bryce Harper, RF
4. Jake Rodriguez, 3B
5. Ladson Montgomery, C
6. Christian Lopes, LF
7. Nicky Delmonico, 1B
8. Michael Lorenzen, CF
9. Cody Buckel, P

Game Four Live Blog: USA 23 Guatemala 3 (FINAL)

5th INNING: Hurtarte popped out to Harper at first for the first out. Van Alstine issued walks to Caal and Caseres. Cerezo struck out. Figueroa doubled to right field, scoring Caal. Pinch hitter Seti Lopez struck out to end the game due to the 15-run rule. Team USA moves to 4-0 at the COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships.After a scheduled tournament off day tomorrow, the next game for Team USA is Thursday at 2:00PM CST back here at Estadio Colon vs. Venezuela.

4th INNING: Kyle Van Alstine comes on in relief of Michael Kelly. Van Alstine hits Figueroa to begin the inning. Montes singles to right, advancing Figueroa to second. Van Alstine strikes out opposing pitcher Hernandez for the first out of the inning. Flores pops out to Wolters for the second out. Pezzarossi grounded out to Allen to end the top of the 4th. Harper walks to begin the bottom of the 4th. After a Harper stolen base, Rodriguez homered over the right field wall for Team USA’s fourth round-tripper of the game. Lopes reached on an error by the first baseman. Allen reaches on a fielder’s choice, Lopes out at second base. Allen advances to second on a passed ball. Lipka is walked. Lorenzen reached first on an error by the shortstop. Van Alstine struck out swinging, Wolters walked, scoring Allen from third. Littlewood singles to center, scoring Lipka and Lorenzen. Littlewood advanced to second on a passed ball. Harper doubles to left center, scoring Wolters and Littlewood. Harper thrown out at third base trying to stretch the double into a triple.

3rd INNING: Harper moves to first base, Lipka goes to right field. Kelly walks opposing pitcher Donis to begin the 3rd. Flores hits a single to left, advancing Donis to second. Donis advances to third, Flores to second on a passed ball. Right fielder Paolo Pezzarossi hits bloop single to shallow left, scoring Donis. Hurtarte strcuk out swinging for the first out of the inning. D’Angelo Caal flies out to deep right, scoring Flores. Caseres singles to center. Cerezo flies out to center on a nice catch by Lorenzen. Kelly doubles to right to leadoff the bottom of the 3rd. Wolters grounds out to second base, advancing Kelly to third. Littlewood hits double down the left field line, scoring Kelly. Harper singled to right and advanced on an error by the right fielder to second. Littlewood advanced to third on the play. Viktor Osorio replaces Donis on the mound for Guatemala. Rodriguez singles to center, scoring littlewood and Harper. Lopes hit by a pitch. Rodriguez and Lopes advance on a wild pitch. Allen grounds out to third, scoring Rodriguez. Lipka is walked. Connor Mason pinch hits for Kelly and singles to right. Wolters doubles to right center, advancing Mason to third. Manuel Hernandez comes on in relief of Osorio for Guatemala.  Littlewood grounds out to the first basemen to end the inning.

2nd INNING: Kelly hits Diego Cerezo to begin the inning. Guatemalan catcher Diego Figuero grounds into the 6-4-3 double play. Adolfo grounds out to Rodriguez at third to end the top of the 2nd. Delmonico begins the bottom of the second with a ground out to the first baseman, Dennis Hurtarte. Lorenzen grounds out to third base, Kelly singles to left center. Wolters hit by a Donis offering. Littlewood hits a triple off the top of the right field wall, scoring Kelly and Wolters. Harper knocks a single to right field, scoring Littlewood. Rodriguez hits a double to left center, scoring Harper from first base. Lopes hits a double to center field, scoring Rodriguez. Allen nails a shot over the center field wall for the second home run of the game for Team USA. Pinch hitter Matt Lipka draws a walk to continue the inning. Lorenzen hits a home run over the left field wall.

1st INNING: Kelly hit the first two Guatemalan batters to come to the plate, then snagged a line drive on the mound and picked off the runner at second. He struck out Estuardo Caseres to end the top of the 1st. Wolters singles to center to begin the bottom of the 1st for Team USA. Littelwood grounds out to second. Harper hits a bomb over the right field wall, USA up 2-0. Rodriguez follows with a single to left. Lopes pops out to the third baseman for the second out.Rodriguez steal second base. All strikes out to end the 1st inning.

PREGAME: Hola! and welcome to the fourth game for Team USA at the 2008 COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships. Team USA is 3-0 and looks to improve on that record this afternoon against Guatemala at Estadio Colon in Xalapa, Mexico.

Starting Lineup:

1. Tony Wolters, 2B
2. Marcus Littlewood, SS
3. Bryace Harper, RF
4. Jake Rodriguez, 3B
5. Christian Lopes, LF
6. Will Allen, C
7. Nicky Delmonico, 1B
8. Michael Lorenzen, CF
9. Michael Kelly, P