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Jul, 2022

Day 2 Recap of the Mustang-9 World Series

Another day of pool play was completed as Day 2 of the Mustang-9 World Series concluded in Modesto, California.

Game 5 : East Long Beach, CA 9, Vacaville, CA 7

Two runs in the seventh helped propel East Long Beach, CA ahead of Vacaville, CA in extras, 9-7.

The first of those two runs came via a Jesse Marquez Jr. double and wild pitch.

Vacaville struck first in the bottom of the first inning when Joseph Rico doubled and later scored on an Elijah Galvan sacrifice fly. East Long Beach quickly responded, putting up two more runs in the top of the second to pull ahead, 3-2. The runs kept piling on for East Long Beach but Vacaville slowly chipped away. Midway through the fifth the score stood at 7-4 in favor of East Long Beach before Vacaville mounted a fifth and six inning comeback. Their tying run in the bottom of the sixth was scored when Liam Richerson stole home.

East Long Beach held on, however, en route to their 9-7 victory.

The high-scoring affair consisted of 21 total hits with 13 coming from East Long Beach and eight from Vacaville. Rico of Vacaville led the team in hits, going 3-for-4 while Chase Baltazar led East Long Beach in hits with his 4-for-4 effort.

With the win, East Long Beach, CA evens their record out to 1-1. They faced Bel Passi PONY later on in the day during Game 9. The loss put Vacaville, CA at 0-2. They played Laredo, TX later on in the day during Game 8.

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Game 6 : Bel Passi PONY 7, Laredo, TX 9

Host Bel Passi PONY dropped a close one to Laredo, Texas by a score of 9-7.

Laredo was up 6-0 early in the game but surrendered six runs across three innings to Bel Passi who knotted the game at six in the top of the fourth. After not scoring since the second, Laredo took the lead back in the fourth inning on a groundout by Alexandro Gonzales, single by Migel Elizondo Jr. and wild pitch. Bel Passi took one back on a wild pitch in the top of the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as Laredo captured the win.

Several Bel Passi players had RBI that nearly allowed them to mount a comeback, but their efforts ultimately fell short. The players with RBI included Carson Gil, Kyle Martin, Peter Rodarakis, and Nicholas Martin Delgaizo.

Laredo had ten hits in the game with Jerry Hennessey, Elizondo Jr., and Gonzales all having multi-hit games.

The win makes Laredo, TX’s record sit at 1-1 while the loss puts Bel Passi at 0-2. Laredo faced Vacaville, CA later in the day during Game 8. Bel Passi faced off with East Long Beach in the nightcap of Day Two in Game 9.

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Game 7 : Placentia, CA 5, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX 4

Game 7 featured a close contest between Placentia, CA and Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX which ended in Placentia being victorious by a score of 5-4.

Placentia gained their lead in the third inning when they scored four of their five runs. Finn Knapp led the pack in hits, going 2-for-3.

Los Mochis, Sinaloa attempted to mount a comeback, but fell short despite great efforts from Eden Lopez with a triple, Irving Fong with a double, and an Angel Cuevas single all resulting in RBI.

Jeremiah Peterson toed the rubber for Placentia, going three innings and only allowing one run on five hits. He sat down two and walked none. Cuevas was the starter for Los Mochis, Sinaloa. He went four and two-thirds innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. He also struck out two.

Despite the loss, Los Mochis, Sinaloa collected ten hits. Juan Cabrera, Lopez, Fong, and Cuevas all had a multi-hit game.

Placentia, CA will improve to a perfect 3-0 in the tournament’s pool play. Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX will drop to 2-1 in the pool play. Both can be seen in action tomorrow in the one game elimination style tournament. Placenta earns the bye as the #1 seed from their pool and will face the winner of Laredo, TX and Vacaville, CA at 1:30pm PST/US. Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX also earns the #1 seed from their pool, earning a bye. They will square off against the winner of Bel Passi PONY and East Long Beach, CA at 4:00pm PST/US.

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Game 8 : Laredo, TX 10, Vacaville, CA 0 (4 innings)

Laredo, TX blanked Vacaville, CA for the first shutout of the tournament, winning 10-0.

Damian Onofre was on the mound for Laredo, lasting all four innings while allowing five hits and no runs. He struck out six and walked none.

In the second inning, several Laredo players added RBIs to their statistics with Onofre, Raul Ortega Jr., Jerry Hennessey, and Alexandro Gonzales contributing. Hennessey ended the game going 3-for-3. The most impressive statistic for Laredo didn’t come with the bats, however, it came with their feet. They stole 18 bases in the game as five players stole more than one base. Onofre had five stolen bases.

Andrew Stanley led Vacaville in hits, going 2-for-2 in the game. He also tacked on three stolen bases.

The win puts Laredo, TX at 2-1 and Vacaville, CA at 0-3. Both will be in action against each other again in the one game elimination style tournament at 8:30am PST/US.

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Game 9 : East Long Beach, CA 22, Bel Passi PONY 5 (4 innings)

East Long Beach capped off Day 2 with a blowout win over Bel Passi PONY, 22-5.

The game started off all in East Long Beach’s favor with their team scoring 10 runs in the first inning. Emilio Aguirre doubled twice in the inning.

As quick as East Long Beach scored a bundle of runs, Bel Passi responded with a bunch of their own. They tacked on five runs in the bottom of the second to make the game a more manageable, 11-5.

East Long Beach responded right back with 11 unanswered runs of their own. Aguirre and Jesse Marquez Jr. finished with four RBI each. Nearly every person in East Long Beach’s lineup had a hit as they tallied 19 total knocks.

Carson Gil finished 2-for-2 with three RBI for Bel Passi.

With the result, East Long Beach improves to 2-1 while Bel Passi falls to 0-3. These two will face each other again in the semifinals tomorrow at 4:00pm PST/US.

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