OKOTOKS, Alberta – Nolan Fontana (INF; Winter Garden, Fla.) scored twice and collected three hits, including a two-out double to trigger a decisive three-run fifth inning, as the USA Baseball 18U National Team clipped the Okotoks Dawgs 5-2 tonight in exhibition action in the second day of the International Super Series at Seaman Stadium. Besides the USA and the Dawgs, a college summer league squad, the national teams from Chinese Taipei and Canada comprise the field for the series. Continue reading 18U National Team strikes early in Win at International Super Series→
Phoenix, Ariz. – USA Baseball announced the final 18-man roster for the 18U National Team Wednesday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The team consists of seven pitchers, seven infielders, three outfielders, and a utility player. The team will travel to Edmonton, Canada, to participate in the IBAF World Junior Championships July 25-Aug 3. Continue reading USA Baseball announces U-18 team→
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Phoenix, Ariz. – The Red team jumped on Blue team starter Mike Trout early on the final day of the 18U National Team Trials at Phoenix Municipal Stadium Wednesday and held on to win Game 5 of the series 8-2 in six innings.
With runners on the corners early in the first inning, a double steal by Ryan Curl and Wes Hatton put the Red team up 1-0 early as Curl reached home. With the Red team still threatening with a runner in scoring position with one out after a Jiovanni Mier groundout, Bobby Borchering punched an RBI double to left centerfield scoring Hatton and putting the Red team up 2-0. Continue reading Red Team takes rubber game of U-18 USA Trials→
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE Phoenix, Ariz. – For the first time during the trials the bats were silenced by the pitching and defense for both teams as the Red team came from behind to win 2-1 and even the series at the 18U National Team Trials at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
The Blue team scored first in the top of the second inning on starter Trevor Bauer. Bauer began the second with a strikeout but a passed ball by catcher Marlon Mitchell on strike three allowed Colton Cain to reach first. This misplay then led to an Austin Maddox RBI triple to right centerfield to give the blue team a 1-0 lead. Continue reading Red Team ties up U-18 Team USA Trials→
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE GAME 1: RED TEAM 13 BLUE TEAM 11
PHOENIX, ARIZ.— In a game that saw a combined 24 runs on 29 hits at the USA Baseball 18U National Team trials, the Blue Team answered every call the red team put forth to draw first blood, winning game one of the trials 13-11 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium,.
The Red team jumped on veteran ace Ryan Weber (St. Petersburg, Fla.) early as they scored four runs in the top of the first inning. Wes Hatton (Norco, Calif.) got the Red team started with a lead-off single through the right side but was out at second as Jiovanni Mier (Pomona, Calif.) grounded into a fielder’s choice. Continue reading Blue Team grabs 2 games to 1 lead in U-18 Trials→
The College Baseball Blog will be making a few trips over the next few weeks highlighted by a visit to the Cape Cod League All-Star game in Chatham MA. We will also have reporters at the AFLAC All-American Game in Los Angeles and the Area Code Games in Long Beach CA. If you know of a game that we should attend over the next few months feel free to email me or we could use you as a guest reporter.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE CARY, 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→
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CARY, North Carolina – Dixie raced to an early 3-0 advantage then held off NABF the rest of the way for a 3-2 victory June 22 to capture the gold medal of the 16th Annual USA Baseball Tournament of Stars presented by Major League Baseball.
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CARY, North Carolina — Following semifinal medal-round victories that were punctuated by a nearly 3.5-hour rain delay, NABF and undefeated Dixie will meet June 22 for the gold medal of the 16th Annual USA Baseball Tournament of Stars presented by Major League Baseball.