“It was a great night, exciting, we entered the game calm. We knew we had the opportunity to reach the bronze medal match, we played and took the victory. It was incredible,” celebrated Escobedo, born 26 years ago in Phoenix, Arizona, and who until 2012 represented the United States in international competitions.
The right-hander took a step forward when her teammates needed her most: she covered the entire route and left the Aussie batters with five hits and one run. He struck out five of them.
Escobedo (2-2) was backed up by a productive eleven-hitter offense that punished the Australians with two lines in the second act and a couple more in the fourth.
“Tomorrow is another day. We are going to go out and compete as we know,” he said with his eyes on the podium.
So far, Mexico has only one medal in Tokyo-2020: the bronze achieved by Alejandra Valencia and Luis Álvarez in the archery combined teams tournament.