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Team USA completes sweep over Chinese Taipei

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(CARY, N.C.) – Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton; Corona, Calif.) and Ryan Lipkin (San Francisco; Vacaville, Calif.) both had two-run doubles to propel the USA Baseball National Team to a 5-3 victory over the Chinese-Taipei National Team in the final game of a six-game series at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Team USA, playing as the visiting team, completed the series sweep of Taipei with the victory. Continue reading Team USA completes sweep over Chinese Taipei

USA picks up another Win over Chinese Taipei

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(DURHAM, N.C.) – Five consecutive hits produced a four-run fourth inning that propelled the USA Baseball National Team to a 7-3 victory over the Chinese-Taipei National Team in the fifth game of a six-game series Sunday evening at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The game was called after the completion of the top of the eighth inning due to inclement weather. Team USA has won each of the first five games of the series. Continue reading USA picks up another Win over Chinese Taipei

Team USA pounds Chinese Taipei 12-1

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(DURHAM, N.C.) – Micah Gibbs (LSU; Pflugerville) was 2-for-3 with four RBI, and Brett Hunter (Pepperdine; Moorpark, Calif.) recorded seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work as the USA Baseball National Team defeated the Chinese-Taipei National Team 12-1 in the fourth game of a six-game series Saturday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Team USA has won each of the first four games of the series. Continue reading Team USA pounds Chinese Taipei 12-1

Mendonca added to Team USA

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(DURHAM, N.C.) – USA Baseball announced Saturday the addition of Tommy Mendonca (Fresno State; Turlock, Calif.) to the 2008 National Team. Mendonca, the 2008 College World Series Most Valuable Player, joins the team Saturday afternoon and will be available for Team USA’s game Saturday night against the Chinese-Taipei National Team.

Mendonca hit .285 (83-for-291) with 19 home runs, 70 RBI and eight doubles for College World Series champion Fresno State this season. He tallied 150 total bases for a .515 slugging percentage and committed only 11 errors in 77 games for a .947 fielding percentage. Mendonca led the Bulldogs to a 46-31 record; Fresno State was 14-4 in postseason play, including a 6-0 mark in elimination games en route to becoming the lowest seed to win an NCAA Championship.

Team USA continues its six-game series against Chinese-Taipei with a 7:05 p.m. EDT first pitch Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The U.S. squad has won each of the series’ first three games.

Team USA knocks off Chinese Taipei 4-2

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(DURHAM, N.C.) – Christian Colon’s RBI groundout broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning and proved to be the game-winning hit as the USA Baseball National Team defeated the Chinese-Taipei National Team 4-2 in the third game of a six-game series Friday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Team USA improves to 3-0 on the summer. Continue reading Team USA knocks off Chinese Taipei 4-2

Team USA knocks off Chinese Taipei 4-2

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(KANNAPOLIS, N.C.) – Hunter Morris (Auburn; Huntsville, Ala.) laced a two-run, tie-breaking double in the top of the 11th inning and give the USA Baseball National Team a 4-2 victory over the Chinese-Taipei National Team in the second game of a six-game series Thursday night at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium. The U.S. team has won each of the first two games, both of which went extra innings. Continue reading Team USA knocks off Chinese Taipei 4-2

Team USA slides by Chinese Taipei 4-3 in 12 innings

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(GREENVILLE, S.C.) – Ryan Jackson (Miami-FL; Miami Springs, Fla.) scampered home on a passed ball with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the USA Baseball National Team a 4-3 victory over the Chinese-Taipei National Team in the first game of a six-game series Wednesday night at Fluor Field. It was the first game for the U.S. squad since reducing to a 20-man roster for international play. Continue reading Team USA slides by Chinese Taipei 4-3 in 12 innings

Team USA National Team Roster Announced

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USA Baseball Logo(DURHAM, N.C.) – USA Baseball announced Tuesday its 2008 National (Collegiate) Team, headlined by left-handed pitcher and 2007 National Team member Mike Minor (Vanderbilt; Chapel Hill, Tenn.). The 20-man roster consists of nine pitchers, nine position players and a pair of two-way players. The 2008 USA Baseball National Team will compete next month in the Haarlem Baseball Week in the Netherlands and at the FISU World Championships in the Czech Republic. Continue reading Team USA National Team Roster Announced

USA finishes Trials with a Scrimmage

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(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Ryan Bellamy (Miami-FL; Davie, Fla.) struck out Ryan Jackson (Miami-FL; Miami Springs, Fla.) with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth, preserving a 4-2, eight-inning victory for the USA Baseball National Trials White Team in the final intrasquad of the trials period Monday night at Capital City Stadium. This was the final competition before Tuesday’s announcement of the 2008 USA Baseball National Team roster. Continue reading USA finishes Trials with a Scrimmage