by Jarred Amato
Playing in front of a sellout crowd of 2,763 at Cardines Field, the USA National Team defeated Newport 8-3 Thursday night. There were also at least eight scouts in attendance, from San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Kansas City among others, who were beginning their evaluations for the 2009 (and 2010) MLB Drafts. Here’s a breakdown of the Americans’ performance against the Gulls of the NECBL. Continue reading
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(NEWPORT, R.I.) – Kentrail Davis (Tennessee; Theodore, Ala.) was 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and three RBI to propel the USA Baseball National Trials Team to an 8-3 victory Thursday night over the Newport Gulls of the New England Collegiate Baseball League at Cardines Field. The National Trials team improved to 6-2 with the victory and finished the NECBL portion of its tour 5-2 against the league.
With the score tied 1-1 in the third, Davis ripped his fourth round-tripper of the tour off the light standard in beyond the 20-foot high right-field fence. The U.S. squad never trailed again, stretching its lead with a run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and a run in the sixth. Continue reading
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Pittsfield 5 Team USA 2
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Two errors led to three unearned runs, and that made the difference as the USA Baseball National Trials Team dropped a 5-2 decision Tuesday to the Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League at Wahconah Park. The game was the first of two Tuesday for U.S. team traveled, which traveled to Torrington, Conn., immediately following the game for a nightcap against the Torrington Twisters.
After taking 1-0 lead on a two-out, first-inning double from Blake Smith (California; Modesto, Calif.), the National Trials team allowed four runs on three hits, a hit batter and one costly error in the bottom of the second. Perry Silverman had the key hit in the inning, a two-run double off the wall in left-center. The Dukes added another run on a walk, a passed ball and an error in the fourth. Continue reading
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(North Adams, Mass.) – Dusty Coleman (Wichita State; Sioux City, S.D.) was 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base, leading the 2008 USA Baseball National Trials Team to a 6-4 victory Sunday night over the North Adams SteepleCats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League at Joe Wolfe Field. The National Trials Team improves to 3-1 in the trials portion of its tour. Continue reading
The CBB made the trip to Lynn MA to check on the Team USA Trials that are taking place this week during a series of exhibition games against teams from the NECBL. Team USA entered the game against the North Shore Navigators with a 2-0 record with victories over the Keene Swamp Bats and Holyoke Sox. The Navigators entered with a 4-2 record. Continue reading
HOLYOKE, Mass. – Josh Fellhauser’s two-out RBI single capped a three-run sixth inning that propelled the 2008 USA Baseball National Trials Team to a 7-2 victory Friday night over the Holyoke Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League at MacKenzie Stadium. The U.S. team improves to 2-0 during the trials portion of its competition. Continue reading
KEENE, N.H. — Aaron Senne (Missouri; Rochester, Minn.), Ryan Ortiz (Oregon State; San Diego, Calif.) and Kentrail Davis (Tennessee; Theodore, Ala.) all homered in a five-run third inning as the 2008 USA Baseball National Trials Team defeated the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League 11-0 Thursday night at Alumni Field. This was the first competition during the trials.
With the U.S. team leading 4-0, Senne ripped a one-out solo home run to right. On the very next pitch, Ortiz laced a solo shot to right-center. An error and a walk set the stage for Davis’ homer, a three-run blast to right-center. It was the first of two home runs on the night for Davis, who followed a Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton; Corona, Calif.) sixth-inning leadoff home run with a solo round-tripper to right-center.
Team USA completed their tour of New England with a 5-4 victory over the Newport Gulls (NECBL). Team USA scored four runs in the first inning with the first run coming on a double by Justin Smoak (South Carolina). Brett Wallace (Arizona State) then followed up with a three run homer in his first at bat of the summer with Team USA. The coaching staff of Team USA used the game to get five pitchers work in the game. Jacob Thompson (UVA) started and gave up no runs on one hit and two walks. Mike Minor (Vanderbilt) came in for two innings while giving up two hits and striking out four batters. Eric Surkamp (NC State) then came in to pitch two innings but gave up one run on two hits. Josh Romanski (San Diego) came in relief of Surkamp and gave up three runs in his two innings of work. Cody Satterwhite (Ole Miss) gave up two hits but did not give up a run as he got his first save of the summer for Team USA. The team will be off until June 29th when they play Chinese Taipei in Burlington NC.
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