Cameron Decker Homers in the Clutch in USA win Over Mexico

Decker decks U.S. over Mexico in extra innings

SUMMERSIDE – Just when it appeared that the United States was going to lose to a valiant rally by Mexico, Camden Decker came through in the clutch. Decker , the designated hitter, towered a three run home run in the top of the eighth inning as the United States prevailed 5-3 over Mexico in day seven action at the ISF 2005 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship at Queen Elizabeth Park’s VIV Field in Summerside. Decker (2-4, three RBI, run scored, reached on an error), Evan O’Reilly (2-3, run scored, home run), Jason Loe (1-2, two runs scored, double) were tops as the U.S. scored five runs on six hits. O’Reilly started the U.S. scoring binge with a solo shot in the third inning. Mexico rallied with a pair of their own in the bottom half of the sixth, sending it to extra innings. The U.S. had Loe start at second base as a result of the International tie breaking rule. For Mexico, who finish the tournament at 3-5 will enjoy a well-deserved day off on the last day of play Friday, Jesus Barrerra (2-4, RBI), Gustavo Benitez (1-4, ytwo runs scored, RBI, home run) and Alonzo Melendez (2-4) led the way. Zach Warne pitched three innings in relief to earn the win allowing a run on two hits, striking out one. Starter John Kelly went five innings giving up two runs on seven hits walking one and fanning two. Losing pitcher Sergio de la Rosa pitched a complete game, allowing five runs on six hits, walking three and sitting down two.
Pat Healey

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