A day after throwing a scare into Pool B leader Canada, South Africa
couldn’t quite do the same against Mexico. Jorge Cantu and Vinny
Castilla had three hits apiece and Adrian Gonzalez had two hits and two
RBIs to pace Mexico’s 12-hit attack. The Mexicans scored in six of
their eight half-innings to improve to 1-1 in the tournament.
Francisco Campos, Mexico’s 2005 Caribbean Series hero on the mound,
threw four innings and got relief help from former Devil Rays farmhand
Pablo Ortega, who fanned five in two innings. Shortstop Brett
Willemburg had four hits for South Africa, which had 11 as a team and
has been better than advertised in its first two games. South Africa
turned three doubles plays.