Panama Wins Bolivarian Games

Panama brought some excellent pitching to the Bolivarian games to win the tournament.  In pool play they went undefeated allowing only two runs in the five games they played.  The second place Venezuelan team (4-1) scored one run in a 3-1 loss and the eventual third place team Ecuador (2-3) scored one run in a 17-1 loss.  You can review the pool play results here:

Peru (2-3), Guatemala (2-3) and Bolivia (0-5) also participated in the event.

In the playoffs the Panamanian pitching got better.  Navaro Eliecer got his second win, an 8-0 shutout of the fourth seeded Ecuador.  Venezuela slipped past third seeded Guatemala 2-1.

In the finals Acosta Alberto won his second game as the Panamanians did not allow a hit in their 6-0 win over Venezuela.  It was the second no hitter of the tournament.  In pool play Venezuela had beaten Bolivia 11-0 without allowing a hit.  Colmenarz Lugo Juan Esteban started for Venezuela and took the loss, his second of the tournament.  Both of them were against Panama.

Ecuador beat Guatemala 2-1 for third place.

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