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Whynot homers to save the game for J & B Painting

Monday, August 15th, 2016

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MOLINE, IL – J & B Painting’s Tyler Whynot drilled a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to forge a 1-1 tie, and Jesse Palacios drove in the winning run in the eighth on a bases-loaded fly ball to bring in Blake Hunter, as J & B held off the Bloomington (IL) Stix, 2-1, to improve to 2-0 in the ISC World Tournament.

Patrick Burns fired a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts over seven innings, and Tony Mancha came on in relief in the eighth to seal win, and send J & B into Tuesday’s round at 8 p.m. against the Toronto Gators (2-0), who beat the Topeka Toros, 8-0, to advance.

The Stix scored an unearned run in the fourth to take the lead, and in the top of the eighth they had an excellent chance to win the game by loading the bases. But with two outs, Mancha struck out Rogelio Sequera to end the threat.

Jeff Farion pitched well in defeat, giving up one earned run on six hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings. Ethan Johnston took the loss after relieving Farion in the eighth.


J & B Paining collected seven hits with Hunter 3-for-3, run; while Mancha, Whynot (home run), Aaron Harvey, and Wilbert Cowick had one hit each.

The Bloomingto Stix had four hits with John Zambrano going 2-for-2, while Abraham Jose Solorzano and Sequera had one hit a piece.

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Mancha the man for J & B Painting

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

MOLINE, IL – Tony Mancha hurls the ball windmill style with the best in world. He also swings the bat with authority, too. And in the opening game of the 70th Annual ISC World Tournament, Sunday, Mancha did it all in leading J & B Painting of Agoura Hills, Calif. to a 6-1 victory over Waterdown First Ontario Hammer.

The right-hander from Las Cruces, New Mexico gave up one earned run on four hits, while walking one and striking out 10. And batting in the No. 5 slot, Mancha went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs.

But he had plenty of help as his teammates pounded out 10 hits, with Jesse Palacios going 3-for-4, and Cameron Schiller, Blake Hunter, Tyler Whynot, Wilbert Cowick (home run), and Patrick Burns had one hit each.

J & B Painting, ranked No. 7 by the ISC, fell behind 1-0 in the third on Scott Leblanc’s RBI triple, but it was shortlived as the J & B Painting plated two in its half of the inning and just kept rolling, adding two more in the fourth and single runs in the fifth and sixth.

Mancha closed out the game in dominating fashion with two strikeouts and groundout to move J & B Painting into the second round on Monday where they will meet the Bloomington Stix (1-0) at 2 p.m.

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    J & B Painting survives the Force for huge ISC World Tournament victory

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
    Tony Mancha pitched 12 innings to lead J&B Painting to a 5-1 victory over the Scarborough Force, Aug. 10, in the 2015 ISC World Tournament.

    Tony Mancha pitched 12 innings to lead J&B Painting to a 5-1 victory over the Scarborough Force, Aug. 10, in the 2015 ISC World Tournament.

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Fastpitch fans should have figured as much. For when you have the United States best fastpitch pitcher going against one of Argentina’s best, it’s probably going to be much like a tug of war – neither side giving ground.

    On Monday, J & B Painting’s Tony Mancha (El Paso, TX) and the Scarborough Force’s Juan Potolicchio (Parana, Arg.) battled each other through 12 grueling innings before J&B was able to escape with a 5-1 victory in the ISC World Tournament at Belleville Softball Complex in South Bend.

    The win improves J&B Painting to 2-0 and sets up the California team with Wisconsin’s Circle Tap (2-0) in a featured game, Tuesday night that will be broadcast live.


    The game stayed scoreless through eight innings, only to see both sides plate single runs in the ninth. J&B Painting struck first on Mark Aranda’s sacrifice fly that scored Patrick Burns, who started the inning with a clean single.

    But the Force of Ontario, Canada answered right back, tying the game on Bruno Motroni’s base hit that brought home Ben Wideman, who led the inning off with a walk.

    Then over the next two innings, Mancha and Potolicchio resumed their tug of war. But in the 12th inning, J&B Painting finally broke the Potolicchio stranglehold.


    Aranda started things off with a single, moved up to third on two wild pitches, and raced home to score on Mancha’s base hit.

    Wilbert Cowick followed with a single, moving Mancha to second; then after two strikeouts, Eli Salazar, Golden San Roman and Burns hit safely to drive in the final three runs.

    Scarborough threatened in its last turn at the plate with Craig Butler and Scott Leblanc reaching safely on base hits, but Mancha buckled down and got an infield out and a strikeout to end the game.


    The win improves Mancha to 2-0 and places him among the world tournament’s pitching leaders in innings (20), strikeouts (27), ERA (0.35), and earned runs (1).

    J&B Painting collected 10 hits, led by Burns 2-for-6, 2 RBI; San Roman 2-for-5, Salazar 2-for-5, RBI; and Jesse Palacios, Aranda (RBI), Mancha (RBI), Cowick, had a hit apiece.

    Scarborough had eight hits, led by Motroni 2-for-5, RBI; Scott Leblanc 2-for-5, and Andy Skelton, Don Hale, Craig Buttar and Jake Taylor with one hit each.