Category Archives: Team USA

USA Collegiate National Team to play Cuba this Summer

USABaseballLogo.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation announced on Wednesday that the two international baseball powers will continue their home-and-home international friendship series in the U.S. this July. 2015 will mark the fourth consecutive year the two countries have met on the baseball diamond for a five-game series. The U.S. hosted in 2013, while Cuba hosted the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2012 and 2014. Continue reading USA Collegiate National Team to play Cuba this Summer

Ed Blankmeyer named 2015 Collegiate National Team Manager

BlankmeyerSt.Johns_thumb.jpgDURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball officially named St. John’s University head coach, Ed Blankmeyer, as the manager for the 2015 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team on Tuesday. Blankmeyer previously served as an assistant coach on the 2010 Collegiate National Team that posted a 16-3 record and captured the silver medal at the FISU World University Baseball Championships in Tokyo, Japan.

“We are thrilled to have Ed lead the Collegiate National Team program in 2015,” said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball’s executive director/CEO. “He has Team USA experience in 2010, as well as an impressive resume in two decades at St. John’s, and, most importantly, a passion for coaching student-athletes to succeed.” Continue reading Ed Blankmeyer named 2015 Collegiate National Team Manager

Tennessee’s Christin Stewart talks Team USA Experience

Tennessee junior outfielder Christin Stewart spent the summer of 2014 with the USA Collegiate National Team where he led the team with a .383 batting average while driving in 16 runs. You can check out a video interview with Stewart below.  Continue reading Tennessee’s Christin Stewart talks Team USA Experience

LSU’s Bregman and New Mexico’s Birmingham experience Team USA Summer

New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham and LSU shortstop Alex Bregman both spent the summer as members of the USA Collegiate National Team. Birmingham served as an assistant coach this summer while Bregman served as the everyday shortstop. Bregman and Birmingham though had a connection together as Bregman is from New Mexico.   Continue reading LSU’s Bregman and New Mexico’s Birmingham experience Team USA Summer

Cuba edges Team USA 4-3

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgMATANZAS, Cuba – Chris Okey (Clemson) launched a pinch-hit home run and Alex Bregman had two hits and a pair of RBIs but it wasn’t enough as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team dropped its series-opening contest to Cuba, 4-3, in front of 10,500 rowdy fans at Victoria de Giron Stadium on Thursday.

“I thought tonight was a well-played ball game by two talented teams,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “Cuba just pitched a little bit better than us today and took advantage of a couple of opportunities we presented to them. It was a really fun atmosphere out there this evening and we are looking forward to getting back out there again. Hopefully we can cut down on a few of the mistakes and even up the series tomorrow night.” Continue reading Cuba edges Team USA 4-3