Venezuela had an impressive debut at the U-23 World Softball Championships in Paraná, Argentina, defeating mighty Canada 2-0, thanks to tremendous work from Frank Ujas.
The national team is one of the 12 teams that participate in this competition and is part of Group B along with Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Israel and the International Baseball and Softball Federation team. For its part, Group A consists of Australia, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa and Singapore.
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Venezuela’s victory was drawn at the top of the third act, when bullshit was just two lines of commitment.
Shortstop Yeferson Colmenárez led off the inning with Venezuela’s third single off Robert Dallas, but was forced to second on a groundout by Angel Adams. Immediately after that, first baseman Jesús Jimenez hit a long groundout across left field that sent the first strip into Adames’ legs.
Center fielder José Yépez failed to roll for third base, only for masked José Monjes to triple to right field to allow Giménez to get on the plate with the deciding home run.
Ugas was responsible for maintaining the advantage and sealed the victory with an impressive 7-run performance, taking just 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 9 strikeouts. Venezuela goes today to achieve another win against New Zealand.