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Carlos Bustamante: “I took it as a challenge, getting three outs without runs allowed”

17/11/2019

Carlos Bustamante entered the game in the tenth inning, with the game tied 2-2, and two runners on by the tiebreaking rule.

“We knew the game situation in the tenth. I took it as a challenge, getting three outs without runs allowed,” started Bustamante.

The first hitter he faced was dangerous Bobby Dalbec. “When I was ready to pitch, I saw him in position to bunt, he was giving me an out, so I just tried to throw a strike to get the out,” added the right-hander.

“We knew they could come to bunt, and they did it. Then with the bases loaded, I was thinking on a double play, but when I had the second strike, I tried to strike him out to close the inning with the next hitter. Thank god I could do it.”

“I’m very happy for the win, and for being able to represent my country in this event. Any team could have won today's game, as players we must give our best effort and we did it. We saw the opportunity, we took advantage of it and could win.”

Asked about his experience in the Premier12 he said “This is a very important tournament, I’m sure it will improve even more year after year.”