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Sagdal Homer Sends Team USA into Pan Am Playoffs And A Chance For Gold

Friday, July 17th, 2015
Pat Sagdal belted a two-run home run to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Mexico in the 2015 Pan American Games, Thursday, July 16. The win moves Team USA into the playoffs with a chance to win the Gold Medal.

Pat Sagdal belted a two-run home run to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Mexico in the 2015 Pan American Games, Thursday, July 16. The win moves Team USA into the playoffs with a chance to win the Gold Medal.

TORONTO – The United States could muster just two hits off Mexico’s Jose Naranjo, but one of them was as big as it gets.

In the fifth inning, Pat Sagdal broke up a scoreless pitching duel between USA’s Gerald Muizelaar and Naranjo by drilling a home run over the right-field fence with Nick Mullins aboard with a leadoff walk to give the United States a 2-1 victory over Mexico on Thursday.

The win ends a three-game skid and improves Team USA’s record to 2-3 in the Pan American Games at President’s Choice Ajax Ballpark in Toronto. It was also the final round-robin game for both teams and it was huge.

    TEAM USA PLAYOFF BOUND

Though both teams have 2-3 records, the win places the USA fourth in the six-team tournament that secures the final playoff spot, edging out Mexico because of head-to-head competition.

“Anytime you hit a home run it’s a big moment,” said Sagdal, who batted ninth and played centerfield. “That hit couldn’t have happened at a better time.”

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United States routs Dominican Republic in 2015 Pan American Games

Monday, July 13th, 2015

antonio.mancha.44 Tony Mancha (El Paso, Texas) fired a no-hitter and had two hits in leading the United States to victory in the opening game of the 2015 Pan American Games, Sunday.

TORONTO – The United States Men’s National Softball Team played nearly flawless fastpitch softball in overpowering the Dominican Republic 10-0 in its first game of the Pan American Games at President’s Choice Ajax Pan Am Ballpark, Sunday.

Led by Tony Mancha’s no-hitter and an offense that pounded out 11 hits, Team USA was never threatened in its lopsided victory over one of the world’s most powerful softball teams.

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United States claims consolation title in ISF Men’s World Softball Championship

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Nick Mullins powered Team USA to the ISF Men's World Softball Championship, Consolation Title, with a home run in the sixth inning.

Nick Mullins powered Team USA to the ISF Men’s World Softball Championship, Consolation Title, with a home run in the sixth inning.

SASKATOON, SK, Canada – With one powerful swing of his bat, Nick Mullins erased a stalemate with Mexico and gave the United States the Consolation Championship of the ISF Men’s World Softball Championship at Gordon Howe Softball Park, Saturday.

Mullins came to the plate with two out in the bottom of the sixth and blasted a solo shot over the left field fence breaking a 3-all tie. All pitcher Tony Mancha had to do was close out Mexico in the seventh. And he did, ending the game with a ground ball to give Team USA a 4-3 victory and the consolation title.

Team USA finishes 3-0 in the consolation playoffs and 4-3 in Pool B, good for fifth place.

    EXPLOSIVE START FOR USA

Team USA jumped out to commanding start in the first inning, sending eight batters to the plate. And before the inning ended, the Americans had Mexico on the ropes, leading 3-0.

Chris Miljavic started things off by working Mexico’s Samuel Vilalvazo for a walk. Kris Bogach followed with a single putting runners at first and third, and Josh Johnson brought home Miljavic with an RBI single.

But Team USA wasn’t finished as Derrick Zechman drilled a single chasing in two more runs.

    LOPEZ BLASTS MANCHA

Mexico fought back to tie the game 3-3 on Alex Garcia’s RBI single in the second, and Edgar Lopez’s two-run homer in the fourth.

Then after a scoreless fifth inning, Mullins came to the plate in the sixth with two out. And he didn’t disappoint his teammates, blasting the game-winning home run to send the Americans home with a title.

    GAME’S BEST PLAYER

For his efforts (1-for-3, RBI, run) Mullins was selected the “Player of The Game” by the Ballpark Radio broadcasting crew.

Along with Mullins’ production, Nate Devine was 1-for-4, run; Chase Turner 1-for-3, Zechman 1-for-3, 2 RBI; Bogach 1-for-2, and Johnson went 1-for-2, RBI, run.

    MANCHA SOLID IN WORLD SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

USA’s Tony Mancha pitched seven innings, allowing three earned runs on just four hits, with two walks and 12 strikeouts.

The right-hander from El Paso, Texas finishes the world softball championship with a 3-2 record over 27 2/3 innings. He allowed 12 hits, 12 walks with 45 strikeouts for a 2.37 ERA.

FINAL CONSOLATION STANDINGS
United States 3-0
Mexico 2-1
Guatemala 1-1
Great Britain 1-1
Netherlands 0-1
Philippines 0-1
Denmark 0-1
Indonesia 0-0