SHOWCASE RECAP – DAY 2
Game one once again featured the red team taking on the blue team but the players today were completely different players than yesterday. The game started out slow with neither team getting on the board through the first two innings of play. Then in inning three the blue team got the scoring started. Darling Florentino singled and then proceeded to steal both second & third before being knocked in by a Casimiro Fernandez RBI single into CF, giving them a 1-0 lead. However, this woke up the red team up who proceeded to score three runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Ruben Maldonado got red started with a single and a stolen base which made scoring really easy when Joswel Soriano ripped a double into left. The next batter was Perez who would reach on an E-6 that moved Soriano to third, this was followed by a Jeurys Espinal RBI single into right-center, giving Red a 2-1 lead. Their final run of the inning was plated by lead-off man Jose Rodriguez when he put one into right for a RBI single, 3-1 Red.
Hansel Romero has something to say about red’s three runs though because once he reached on an E-4 he took advantage of the mistake by stealing second, third and then scoring on a passed ball, all during one Mercado at-bat, cutting the deficit to one. The final runs of the game were produced in the bottom of the fifth when red put up another 3 spot. This time it was Bryan Rodriguez who got it going with a single to the third baseman which was followed by a Wilton Perez single into left field, both of whom advanced via a passed ball throw to Diddier Valdez. Valdez then put a ball into left for a RBI double, plating Rodriguez. This brought up Ruben Maldonado who managed to get Perez across simply by putting it into play for a fielder’s choice. The last run of the inning and the game was Valdez scoring on a passed ball to Joswel Soriano. Red defeated Blue by a score of 6-2.
Player of The Game: Joswel Soriano
In the second game of the day, Ronny Mauricio got it all started by ripping a single into center and then advancing on a passed ball and then to third on an E-4 that allowed Oneil Manzueta to reach. He would later score on a Dolif RBI single. Manzueta would go on to steal second and also score on the Dolif single, 2-0 Red. Then in the top half of the third Sergio Rodriguez would lead off the inning with a double to left-center. After which he stole third allowing him to score on an Axel Garcia sacrifice fly, giving Red a 3-0 lead.
Black eventually got one back but that one was all they could muster. Red takes game two by a score of 3-1
Player of The Game: Ronny Mauricio
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