Bogado Tosses One-Hitter For Venezuela's First Win At Olympic Games
Aug. 15, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana University standout softball pitcher Mariangee Bogado earned the win for the Venezuelan softball team on Friday at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The Venezuelan team erupted for eight runs to invoke the run-rule after five innings in an 8-0 win in pool play. The victory was the first for Venezuela in Olympic history, as they are making their first appearance in softball at the Olympic Games.
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Bogado's final line showed she allowed just one hit, a single in the first, and one walk to go along with three strikeouts to even her record at 1-1 in the Olympics.
In their first game of the Games, Bogado and Venezuela fell to the United States, 11-0 in five innings with Bogado tossing 2.0 innings of relief and allowing just one earned run on three hits.
In game two, Bogado got the start and went 4.1 innings and gave up five runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out two in a 7-1 loss to China. The next day, Bogado saw action out of the bullpen again, pitching 2.1 innings of relief in a 3-0 loss to Chinese Taipei where she gave up just one hit and struck out two.
Bogado and Venezuela have three games remaining in pool play to determine whether they advance on to the medal round next week. Venezuela will take on Canada at 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday (Aug. 16) followed by a midnight ET battle with Japan Sunday (Aug. 17) night. And they will round out pool play Monday (Aug. 18) at 7:30 a.m. against Australia at Fengtai Softball Field in Beijing.
During her three years at Indiana, Bogado left her mark on the program and the record books. She struck out 299 batters during her final campaign, the second most in school history and led the Hoosiers to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996. Her career strikeout total of 569 ranks fourth all-time in IU softball history while she received second team All-Big Ten and first team All-Mideast Region following her senior season.
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