Baseball: Chicago beats Team Manila, 13-7 in Mustang World Series
In game nine of the 2019 Mustang World Series, Chicago, Illinois defeated Manila, Philippines 13-7. Camori Robinson collected four RBI’s and was the driving force behind Chicago’s offense.
Chicago scored two runs in the top of the first to jump out to an early lead. Parker Robinson opened the game’s scoring with an RBI single to center field that scored Donovan Evans. P. Robinson then stole second, third, and home to give Chicago a 2-0 lead.
Chicago added another run in the top of the second to take a 3-0 lead. After Jaidon Hilliard singled and stole second and third, C. Robinson’s double brought him home.
Chicago plated six more runs in the top of the third to take a commanding 9-0 lead. Michael Watson singled to score Blake Ragsdale. Gaston Lopez then singled to score P. Robinson and Watson to give Chicago a 6-0 lead. Isaac Ochoa also singled to score Lopez Jr. for Chicago’s fourth run of the inning. The fifth and sixth runs of the inning came from C. Robinson’s double that scored Ochoa and Hilliard.
Manila scored its first three runs in the bottom of the third. With the bases loaded, Christian Marantal tripled. Marantal’s triple scored Juancho Gatmaitan, Axl Fallorina, and Rafael Blaza.
Chicago managed to plate one run in the top of the fourth. After P. Robinson singled and stole second, a fielder’s choice let him score.
Manila continued to chip away, adding three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Santino Malabanan tripled and knocked in Mark Olayvar and Jorrell Ching. A passed ball then allowed Malabanan to score, cutting Manila’s deficit to only four runs.
Chicago plated two more runs in the top of the fifth to expand its lead. Hilliard hit a double to center field that scored Jesiah Dawson for Chicago’s first run of the inning. The second run came on C. Robinson’s double to right field that scored Hilliard.
Manila managed to add one more run in the bottom of the fifth. Martino Ilagan led off the inning with a walk before stealing second. Olayvar then doubled, which allowed Ilagan to score.
Chicago scored its final run in the top of the sixth. After P. Robinson singled and stole second, a fielder’s choice allowed him to score Chicago’s thirteenth run of the game.
Chicago advances to face Placentia, California at 6:00 p.m. CT/US on Sunday, August 4 at the Youngsville Sports Complex. Manila is eliminated after compiling a 1-2 record in the tournament.