Category Archives: Team USA

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

USA Baseball Announces 34 Players for 2008 18U National Team Consideration

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USA Baseball LogoCARY, North Carolina — USA Baseball (USAB) has announced a group of 34 players who will be considered for inclusion on its 2008 18U National Team for international competition. The 34 players, along with 13 alternates, were selected from those who participated this week in the 16th Annual Tournament of Stars, presented by Major League Baseball, at USAB’s National Training Complex. Continue reading USA Baseball Announces 34 Players for 2008 18U National Team Consideration

Team USA picks up 7-2 win over Columbia

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(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Kentrail Davis (Tennessee; Theodore, Ala.) blasted a three-run homer over the centerfield wall with two outs in the top of the eighth, igniting a late-inning rally that gave the USA Baseball National Trials Team a 7-2 victory over the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plain League in Sunday night’s action at Capital City Stadium. The National Trials Team improved to 8-2 with the victory, its fifth in a row. Continue reading Team USA picks up 7-2 win over Columbia

Team USA shuts out Fayetteville

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(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) – Mike Leake’s two-run, pinch-hit single in the top of the eighth inning gave the USA Baseball National Trials Team the insurance it needed in a 3-0 victory over the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League in Friday night’s action at J.P. Riddle Park.

With the bases loaded, one out and the National Trials Team leading 1-0, Leake (Arizona State; Fallbrook, Calif.) ripped the first pitch he saw from SwampDog reliever Jeff Ibarra through the right side of the infield. That plated Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), who led off the inning with a walk, and Kentrail Davis (Tennessee; Theodore, Ala.), who followed with a walk. Continue reading Team USA shuts out Fayetteville

Checking in on Team USA

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 Checking in on Team USA

Team USA picks up 8-3 over Newport

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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 Team USA picks up 8-3 over Newport

Team USA splits on Tuesday

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USA Baseball Logo(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 Team USA splits on Tuesday

Team USA picks up 6-4 win over North Adams

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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 Team USA picks up 6-4 win over North Adams