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Facing a 3 0 deficit, Wilmer Pino got the WhiteWings on the board in the third inning with a two run home run, his ninth of the year, to bring the 'Wings within 3 2.
Torres, a 20 year old amateur boxer from Mission, is preparing for the Olympic Trials July 31 Aug. 6 in Mobile, Ala. Zeke doesn't want his son to overwork and/or hurt himself ahead of the biggest tournament of his life. If he wins the Trials in the 123 pound weight class, Torres will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London.
"We don't have any predetermined matches, but depending on how many kids we can Gucci Belt Snake G match, we can have anywhere from 15 to 30 bouts," Carr said. "We're sanctioned to do up to 35 bouts. We do have at least one female bout, two 15 year olds, as well."
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"We are a team," he says. " That's what we are. Without my family, this would not be possible. We all have to be up there together on the same page to be able to pull off this whole entire tournament."
The WhiteWings responded in the fifth with three runs. Leivi Ventura started the scoring with a triple, and Edgar Trejo responded with a single. Carl Johnson hit into a fielder's choice to give the WhiteWings an 8 7 lead.
"We are all in this together," Mark said. team captain Lawrence Clay Bey and professional champions in a 28 year career, knows all about self indulged boxers. So far, Torres is not one of them. Torres credits Gogue for getting him to the next level.
"We have always done everything together," the boxer's 43 year old brother and cornerman Tony said. "Even though it is just him in there fighting, taking the blows and throwing the blows, we are there to back him up.
"Yeah, we are nervous," Torres said. "Once that first punch gets thrown, our nerves are gone. We are going to be nervous until the day of the first fight."
It is a puzzle the Torres family hopes forms an Olympic berth.
Torres working toward Olympic dream
PHARR Isaac Torres bounced around the ring anticipating his sparring partner when his father Zeke called for his attention.
When Torres arrived at the gym last week, his brother Mark, 17, was there to help. Mark is always in his brother's corner and he has an important job he works Torres' mits before a fight. The water and bucket duties during fights? Yeah, that's Mark's job, too.
Stanley Carr of Beto's Boxing Club, which is putting on the show, said while the threat of Tropical Storm Don has ignited numerous inquiries, the shows will go on as planned.
With the win, the 'Wings win the series, taking three of four from McAllen. The WhiteWings (34 26) move eight games above .500 for the first time since June 9 when they started 12 4. Luis Chirinos (5 2, 4.14 ERA) earned credit with the win while Kurt Houck (3 6, 5.92 ERA) was charged with the loss.
Zeke motioned with his hands for calm. With one nod, Torres let his father know he understood. When anyone on what Torres likes to call his "team" offers suggestions, he listens.
His team consists of the people who enrolled him in school, who threw him birthday parties when he was younger and who sold barbecue plates to help fund his boxing and martial arts endeavors. Listen to Torres carefully, and you will hear him substitute "we" for "I."
"This is to have fun. Our goal is to have as many bouts as possible and give as many kids a chance to gain experience," he said.
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"It is team, baby," Gogue said. "There is an old saying, 'I don't get to the top by myself. I get to the top with the help of others.' He understands that. I'm just another piece of the puzzle."
With no set matches or featured bouts, this amateur show serves a couple of main purposes, Carr said.
At intermission, local singer Celina Renee Valdez will perform as well, Carr said.
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With two outs in the inning, the WhiteWings strung together four straight hits, bringing home three runs during the two out rally to give the 'Wings their first lead at 5 3. The lead didn't last long as Antoin Gray, in the next inning, pounded a grand slam over the left field wall to give the lead right back to McAllen.
Armando Garza covers sports for the Valley Morning Star.
age, weight and experience, Carr said. All bouts are three rounds and vary in length from 1 to 3 minutes depending on age and experience levels.
Tickets to the show can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $6 for general admission, and ringside seats are $10 each.
"Hey, take it easy," Zeke told his son.
"We don't have plans to cancel and the show should go on as scheduled," Carr said. "We're gonna try to make this a Louis Vuitton White Belt
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