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2011 Baseball World Cup – Italy vs Nicaragua

2011 Baseball World Cup – Italy vs Nicaragua

PANAMA – Italy improved to 2-1 with a 6-3 victory over Nicaragua in front of 250 fans on Tuesday to improve 2-1.

NICARAGUA……….. 000 300 000 – 3 9 0 (1-2)
ITALY……………….. 212 001 00X – 6 11 1 (2-1)

Italy jumped out to a 5-0 lead after 3 innings and never looked back. Italian starter Cody Cillo lasted only 3.2 innings giving up 3 runs, 0 earned, giving up 4 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 3. Cillo threw 80 pitches in the 3+ innings. Alessandro Maestri provided 3.1 innings of solid relief to earn the win for Italy giving up only 3 hits along the way. Yovani D’Amico picked up the save.

Juan Carlos Infante set the table for Italy going 2-for-5 and scoring a run from the lead off spot. Shortstop Anthony Granato chipped in with a 3-for-5 day including the days only home run driving in 2 runs and scoring 2. First baseman Giuseppe Mazzanti was a homer shy of the cycle going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.

Elvin Antonio Orozco lasted only 1.2 innings in the start for Nicaragua giving up 3 runs on 4 hits to take the loss. Nicaragua went through 5 relievers. Jose Guido went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI in the loss as Nicaragua dropped to 1-2.

Nicaragua will take on Australia on Thursday.

Italy will take on Germany on Thursday night in the battle of Europe.

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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