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You Win Some, You Lose Some: V.I. Select Baseball Team Goes 1-1 Wednesday

Aug. 16, 2007 — The V.I. Select baseball team fell to a North Carolina team 5-1 Wednesday as the Clendinen Caribbean Classic continued at Lionel Roberts Stadium on St. Thomas.
The Virgin Islands had an uphill climb from the start of Wednesday’s game against the Greensboro (N.C.) Palominos. The V.I. team’s ace pitcher, Kellen St. Luce, gave up a solo shot to Greensboro's Nick Rogers in the first inning, along with another run in the second. St. Luce regained his composure and held the Palominos scoreless for the next three innings, finishing the game with 11 strikeouts.
The V.I. team cut into the lead in their half of the fifth inning when an error by Greensboro left fielder Ryan Green allowed Logan Senelistose to score, cutting the lead to one and making the score 2-1 Greensboro. The Palominos broke the game open in the top of the sixth inning when Steven Todd hit a base-clearing three-run double to left-center field. Todd made the inning out trying to stretch his double into a triple.
Greensboro pitcher Esterlin Paulino didn’t allow another run in his game-tying, 11-strikeout, complete-game effort.
Facing off in another game against a Florida squad, the V.I. team also made up a match scheduled for the night before, which was called off because of a power outage.
The Virgin Islands won that game 5-4, scoring the winning run against the team from West Tampa in the bottom of the seventh inning. The V.I. team got great pitching from brothers Jermaine and Joel Cotton, going the complete game for the win.
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