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Team USA gets big win over Venezuela in IX Pan Am games

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

johnson.josh.348web Josh Johnson pitched seven shutout innings and then got relief help from Tony Mancha, as Team USA defeated Venezuela 2-1, Friday, in the IX Pan Am games In Parana, Argentina. Photo By BOB OTTO

PARANA, ARGENTINA – Another well pitched game. Another extra inning affair. But this time a far more pleasing result for the USA Men’s National Fastpitch Team in the IX Pan Am games.

After losing in 11-innings to Mexico on Friday, Team USA bounced back on Saturday by beating Venezuela, 2-1, in nine innings.

Tony Mancha, who took the tough loss against Mexico, picked up the win with two innings of solid relief. And he also showed he swings a pretty good bat by driving in the winning run with two out in the top of the ninth.

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