Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 3/9/13
The team with the most Indian presence, Puerto Rico, opened up action on Friday against Spain with Mike Aviles starting at shortstop.In the first inning, Aviles knocked in team Puerto Rico's second run with a sacrifice fly that scored Alex Rios. He also later walked and stole a base in the game that Puerto Rico won 3-0. Although their were no Indians involved, a few other games took place including another Pool D surprise. This time team Italy destroyed Canada, forcing a 10 run mercy in the 8th inning. Nick Punto had a big day at lead off for Italy and the previously unknown Chris Colabello provided all the power, hitting the games only home run and knocking in four of their 14 runs. Colabello is currently a AA player in the Twins organization. With the win, team Italy is just one win away from advancing to the next round. On the other side of the world, the second round of play has begun, with Japan beating Chinese Taipei in extra innings and the Netherlands getting an unex...
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