15 and Under Results - Day 2

Adrian Morejon was an MVP of the 15 and under tournament. The Cuban recently signed a multi million dollar contract to play for the Padres. The second day of games was a little more competitive as these players battled for their country. The South/Central American teams proved their superiority over the Asian teams on this second day.

Japan 4 Cuba 0

Japan pitchers tossed their second straight shutout, but this one was against the powerful Cubans. Masaki Oyokawa went seven innings for Japan, allowing just four hits in shutting out Cuba. Shoki Koyama drove in two with a double and single.

United States 4 Venezuela 2

The United States battled with Venezuela, falling behind 2-0 before rallying for two spots in the sixth and seventh innings. Jesus Orecchia drove in both runs for Venezuela with an RBI double and single in the first and third innings. A Venezuelan error proved costly in the sixth allowing two unearned runs to score. Christian Cairo and Carter Young drove in the two runs that put the United States on top. Jasiah Dixon stole two bases and scored a run for the stars and stripes. Zachary Martinez pitched four innings of shutout ball in relief to get credit for the victory.

Panama 6 Taiwan 4

Panama broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the eighth and shocked Taiwan with the win to improve their record to 2-0. Taiwan rallied for two runs in the last of the ninth but fell short to drop to 0-2. Fernando Gonzalez got the big two run single that gave Panama the win.

Colombia 10 South Korea 5

Colombia shocked Korea scoring 10 runs in the last two innings to pull off the upset. Both teams move to 1-1. Guillermo Quintana and Luis Arzuza each drove in two runs for the Colombians.

Czech Republic 10 Australia 0

The Czechs evened their record to 1-1 by winning this seven inning game. The Aussies are wondering where their offense is after enduring their second straight shutout. All the Czech runs were scored in the seventh inning to break a 0-0 pitcher’s duel. Tomas Hrbek pitched all but one out to quiet the Aussie bats, allowing three hits and walking four. Martin Grundmann scored twice and drove in two runs in the wild seventh inning. Michael Best and Tomas Chadim also contributed two RBIs each. Aussie pitchers walked six hitters in the 10 run seventh.

Mexico 11 New Zealand 3

Mexico won their first game, dropping New Zealand to 0-2. Mexico scored at least one run in the third through eighth innings. Kevin Garcia led the charge with three of the 15 Mexican hits. Sergio Villalba, Juan Garza and Jared Guerrero each drove in two runs. Oscar Valenzuela got the start and pitched four shutout innings for Mexico.

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