The Bahamas 2006 World University Baseball Team
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9 August, 2006 Bahamas Upsets Cuba 2-1 at University Baseball Tournament SIGFREDO BARROS The saying goes that in baseball any team can win on a given day no matter how tough the opponent, and Bahamas, behind a pitching gem from Neil Forsythe, stunned Cuba 2-1 Tuesday in the 3rd World University Baseball Tournament being held on the island. In other qualifying round action the United States shut out the Virgin Islands 4-0, Puerto Rico did the same 6-0 against the Czech Republic and Taipei beat Mexico 7-2. FORSYTHE’S EXCELLENT PITCHING BROUGHT JUBILATION TO THE BAHAMIANS. When going to the stadium the fans had little idea they were about to watch a historic game, as it turned out to the be first time that Bahamas defeated a Cuban baseball team since first meeting in the 1979 Pan American Games when Cuba won 12-0 behind the pitching of Jesus Guerra. However, everything was different on Tuesday. Right-hander Neil Forsythe went the route with a 88-89 MPH fastball, a slider and above all by keeping the ball down with excellent control. The Cubans, managed by Lourdes Gourriel, were held to three singles and their only run was unearned. Vladimir Banos was Forsythe rival through 8 innings striking out 10. But the Cuban gave up two earned runs, one on single by catcher Greg Burrows and another on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Sean Albury. The heart of the Cuban lineup, Zamora, Pedroso, Anderson and Luis, went hitless in 14 at-bats. Wednesdays schedule includes games between Bahamas and Nicaragua, Puerto Rico-United States, Mexico-Czech Republic, Virgin Islands-Chinese Taipei and what should be a good game between Cuba vs. Japan, rivals in the finals of the World Baseball Classic last March won by the Asians. BAHAMAS 000 000 110 2 5 4 CUBA 000 000 100 1 3 1 WP: Neil Forsythe (1-0). LP: Vladimir Baños (0-1).      After an historic win by the Bahamas over Cuba, all teams looked at the Bahamas team differently as they could see that the Bahamas meant business and came to win the tournament. next game for the Bahamas was Nicaragua who gave the Bahamas their first lost 3-0 behind the strong pitching performs of Greg Burrows Jr, who pitched 9 innings striking out 9 batter, giving up 7 hits and 3 runs, 2 earn and 1 unearned, the Bahamas had 2 hits in the game 1 by pitcher Greg Burrows and the other by Lionel Ferguson Jr,Ariel Francisco Sulduria was the winning pitcher for Nicaragua, next up for the Bahamas was Japan and they gave the Bahamas a beating  they had to hurry and forget, 15-0 no hit shut out in 7 innings the Bahamas used 2 pitchers in that game, Raymond Grant who went 5 innings and Eugene Bain who pitched 2 innings. Moving right along next up Italy, after getting no hit and shut out the Bahamas was ready for battle against Italy, but once again came up short by  2 runs losing 9-7, Tyrone Smith was the losing pitcher giving 8 runs in 1.0 innings of pitch, Culbert Evans came on in the 2nd inning and pitch 6 innings giving up 1 run and Niel Forsyth pitched 1 inning 0 runs no hit, Geron Sands was 3-5, 1 run scored and 2 ribs, Stephen Martin 2-2, 2 doubles 2 runs scored and 2 ribs, the Bahamas had 9 hits so did the winning team Italy who also had 9 hits, Italy used 5 pitchers against the Bahamas Cody Cillo 4.0 innings, Matted Modia 1.0 inning, Fillipo Mori  1.0, Joshua Caruso 0.1, and Stefano Bazzarini 2.2 innings.  with a 1 and 4 record the Bahamas now crosses over to play teams from pool “B”; The first game  for the Bahamas in the cross over, was the Czech Republic which they lost 7 to 6 in extra innings, and they also lost to the U.S Virgin Island, to loose their  final two games of the tournament, for a 1 & 7 win lost record, the Bahamas showed the world they can compete at that level, Game Stats to Come soon
Gold Medal
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Lionel Ferguson Sr.        Manager
  Neil Forsyth Winning Pitcher
     Greg Burrows Jr.  Catcher 2 Hits 1 RBI
      Sean Albury Game Winning RBI
        Raymond Grant Scored Game Winning Run
      Stephen Martin  Scored Teams First Run
The decision by Manager Lionel Ferguson Sr. to start Neil Forsyth was a very good choice, as Neil pitched an unbelievable game with his battery mate Catcher Greg Burrows Jr who called a masterful game behind the plate; Raymond Grant lead of the eighth with a monster double of left field fence, Edwin McPhee sac bunt him to third, and Sean Albury also hit a deep fly to left field that stayed in the park that scored Grant for what turned out to be the game winning run,in front of almost four thousand fans who were stunted by the play of the Bahamas Baseball Team, because this was the first time a Bahamas National Baseball Team ever beaten a Cuban National Baseball Team, Nathan Forsyth and Stephen Martin ran down every baseball that was hit in the out field showing of their speed and their ability to track down the ball of the bat, so if it hit, anywhere in the park, it was an out. stats on the rest of games of Tournament is at the bottom.
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