Patino And Shooni Are Pan American Team Champions
The United States Team "B" of Hugo Patiño and Mazin Shooni have won the Pan American team championship with a 59-44 victory over Venezuela Team "A". In the finals, Shooni lost to Merlin Romero 30-29 in 25 innings, but Patiño ran 8 and out for a 30-17 victory over Miguel Canton to secure the first-place trophy.
Shooni and Patiño advanced to the finals by running over Venezuela Team "B". Shooni won 30-17 in 19 innings over William Villanueva, and Patiño edged Daniel Reyes 30-27 in 25 innings. The toughest match for the USA contingent was in the quarterfinals when it faced its own team mates from USA Team "A", with six-time national champion Pedro Piedrabuena and always dangerous Michael Kang. The latter surprised Shooni, 30-28 in 26 innings, but Patiño jumped out to a 11-0 lead and ended up besting Piedrabuena 30-24 in 23 innings to secure the team victory, 58-54 and the chance to advance.
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