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Venezuela finishes in 5th fifth place at the Softball World Cup

Venezuela finishes in 5th fifth place at the Softball World Cup

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on July 15, 2014

In a rematch against the Philippines, Venezuela made certain they wouldn’t suffer the same fate the second time around.

Though outhit 7-10, the Venezuelans made the most of them while relying on the timely pitching of Mariangee Bogado in exacting revenge over the Blu Girls in fashioning a 7-4 decision at the end of the Softball World Cup in Irvine, California on Monday, July 14.

Jineth Pimentel and Anna Coscorrosa rose to the challenge, teaming up for 3 hits and 5 RBIs in avenging Venezuela’s 0-3 shutout loss to the Philippines at the start of the 7-nation tournament 7 days ago.

Bogado held her ground on the mound in issuing a five-hitter marked by 7 strikeouts, one earned run and one walk against the Pinay batters, according to the report of game.changer.com.

Escaping her clutches was Adamson University batsmen Lorna Adorable, who was hot in going 3-for-4 at bat, marked by a triple in the first inning and single in the fifth and sixth innings, and scored two runs.

The Phillippines could not get its offense going as it left 9 players stranded on base.

University of Las Vegas Nevada hurler Francesca Foti, who starred in the Blu Girls’ shutout of the Venezuelans, gave up 6 runs in 2 1/3 innings in getting credited for the loss.

The Filipinas tried to come back with 3 runs in the top of the fourth and fifth innings to close in at 4-7, but Bogado induced Marilyn Francisco to ground out in the fifth for the third out to end the match.

Buoyed by the triumph, Venezuela trumped fifth-seeded Mexico 4-0 later and finished the competition in fifth place.

The Mexicans wound up sixth (2-5) while the Filipinas finished last in the tournament with a 1-6 win-loss record.

Among the defeats of the Phlippines were to defending champion Japan (1-10) and Chinese-Taipei (1-16), squads it will also be up against in the 17th Asian Games slated Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 in Incheon, South Korea.

In the championship, US reasserted its mastery over Canada 5-2, completing a 7-game sweep in regaining the Soft World Cup crown it won in 7 previous editions of the event.

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