Team USA hammers Japan 10-0

USABaseballFeatured1THOMASVILLE, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team rolled to a series-opening win, 10-0, over Japan on Sunday as it scored three runs in each of the first two innings and Carson Fulmer (Vanderbilt) and Andrew Moore (Oregon State) combined on a two-hit shutout in front of a packed house at Finch Field in Thomasville, N.C., home of the High Point-Thomasville HiTops of the Coastal Plain League.

“Carson came out in the top of the first and you could just tell that he had electric stuff,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “He threw eight pitches and we were right back in the dugout. That set the tone for our offense, we came out swinging the bat well and the floodgates opened pretty quick. I thought we did a great job of running the bases today, going from first to third, and put a lot of pressure on them. Continue reading

USA Collegiate National Team defeats Chinese Taipei 6-2

USABaseballFeatured1SHELBY, N.C. – Fresh off of winning a national championship at the College World Series, three Vanderbilt players played a critical role in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team’s 6-2 win over Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.

Bryan Reynolds hit an eighth-inning grand slam, Carson Fulmer struck out three batters in 1.2 innings, including an inning-ending punchout with the tying run on third in the seventh, and Dansby Swanson had a go-ahead RBI double as the U.S. (7-1-1) picked up the win in game two of its series against Chinese Taipei (0-1-1), played in front of a near-capacity crowd of 3,748 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. Continue reading

Chris Curry named Head Coach at Arkansas Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK – UALR Director of Athletics Chris Peterson has announced the hiring of Little Rock native Chris Curry as head baseball coach. A veteran of seven years as a catcher in professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants organizations, Curry recently completed his second year as top assistant and pitching coach at Northwestern State and previously worked on the baseball staffs at Arkansas, Arkansas Tech, Hendrix and Meridian Community College.
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USA Baseball and Chinese Taipei Play to a 5-5 Tie

USABaseballFeatured1CARY, N.C. — A 10th-inning played under international tiebreaker rules wasn’t enough to decide Tuesday’s series-opening contest between the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and Chinese Taipei as the two squads tied 5-5 at Coleman Field at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

“That was a really good game against a solid team,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “Chinese Taipei does a really good job offensively of making contact and putting pressure on you. They took advantage of walks and when they got a chance to score, they scored. I think this will be a great series. They have a good mix of players with right and left-handed hitters and speed and their pitchers come at you from all different angles. They are a solid team that will make us beat them, they won’t give us much. Continue reading