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18U National Team remains unbeaten at IBAF Worlds

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Jeff Malm (INF; Las Vegas, Nev.) slapped a two-run, bases-loaded single to ignite a five-run fifth inning and Ryan Weber (RHP; St. Petersburg, Fla.) fashioned a five-hit complete-game performance to lead the USA Baseball 18U National Team to a 7-0 quarterfinal win against Puerto Rico today at the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, continues Aug. 2 with medal round semifinals. Medal games are set for Aug. 3.
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18U National Team edges Korea at IBAF Worlds

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Nolan Fontana (INF; Winter Garden, Fla.) lined a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning to plate the tying and go-ahead runs and Jake Barrett (RHP; Mesa, Ariz.) protected a one-run lead over the final three innings as the USA Baseball 18U National Team rallied for a 4-3 victory against defending world champ Korea in Day 6 of pool play at the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, concludes Aug. 3. Continue reading 18U National Team edges Korea at IBAF Worlds

18U National Team blanks Mexico at IBAF Worlds

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ST. ALBERT, Alberta – Matthew Purke (LHP; Spring, Texas) twirled a complete-game four-hitter, retiring 21 of the final 22 batters he faced, as the USA Baseball 18U National Team blanked Mexico 2-0 today in Day 5 of pool play at the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, will conclude Aug. 3. Continue reading 18U National Team blanks Mexico at IBAF Worlds

18U National Team blitzes Russia at IBAF Worlds

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Led by an offensive attack that produced 21 hits and a pair of hurlers who twirled a two-hitter, the USA Baseball 18U National Team blitzed Russia 25-0 today in the fourth day of pool play at the International BAseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, will conclude Aug. 3. Continue reading 18U National Team blitzes Russia at IBAF Worlds

18U National Team hammers Netherlands 20-5

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Powered by three big innings, including a nine-run fourth, the USA Baseball 18U National Team erupted for 16 hits in a 20-5 rout of the Netherlands today in pool-play action of the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships at Telus Field. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, will conclude Aug. 3. Continue reading 18U National Team hammers Netherlands 20-5

Catching up with Kansas Head Coach- Ritch Price

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Kansas head baseball coach Ritch Price is serving as an assistant coach with the U.S. Collegiate National Team this summer. Price’s team is just two wins away from becoming the first national team in 30 years to go through the summer undefeated. The team has already defeated the Cuban national team twice this year, becoming the first U.S. team to accomplish this. Kuathletics.com caught up with Price as he helps his team prepare for the final games this weekend.

1) How has the experience with USA Baseball been this summer? In what capacity are you serving with the coaching staff?

RP: It’s been an unbelievable experience to work with some of the best players in the country, and compete against international teams for the first time. I’m the infield coach, coach first base, and throw bp (batting practice) and hit pre-game infield/outfield everyday. I work under one of the best coaches in the college game in Rob Walton (of Oral Roberts).

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Team USA completes Summer with a FISU Title

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(BRNO, Czech Republic) – Hunter Morris (Auburn; Huntsville, Ala.) snapped a scoreless tie in the top of the 12th inning, and Kendal Volz (Baylor; Bulverde, Texas) got a game-ending ground out with the potential tying run at third base as the USA Baseball National Team defeated Japan 1-0 in Sunday’s gold medal game of the FISU World Championships at Mestsky Stadium. It was Team USA’s third consecutive FISU title. Continue reading Team USA completes Summer with a FISU Title

USA-Japan World University Game Final (LIVE STATS)

USA and Japan are tied at 0-0 in the Bottom of the eighth inning. Live Stats are available here.

UPDATE #1: Still 0-0 into the Bottom of the Tenth. Japan is currently up to bat. Mike Minor is still on the mound for Team USA as he already has one out in the bottom of the tenth.

UPDATE #2: Hunter Morris gets a pinch hit single in the 12th inning to drive home Micah Gibbs with the first run of the game. Kendall Volz shut the door in the bottom of the 12th inning to complete a perfect summer for Team USA. A full recap will be posted as soon as we get it.

World University Game Final: Team USA vs Japan

Team USA will look to end the summer with a perfect record on Sunday when they take on the Japanese team in the World University Games Final. Team USA has already picked up the Haarlem Baseball Week title with two victories over the Cuban Olympic Team and will have a perfect record this summer if they can beat Japan on Sunday. Mike Minor of Vanderbilt is expected to start on the mound for the United States as he knocked off Cuba a few weekends ago in the Haarlem Baseball Week championship game. Continue reading World University Game Final: Team USA vs Japan

18U National Team defeats Australia in IBAF Worlds opener

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EDMONTON, Alberta – Ryan Weber (RHP; St. Petersburg, Fla.) permitted just seven hits and no earned runs while striking out 10 in eight innings and a balanced offensive attack fueled the USA Baseball 18U National Team to a 5-1 victory today against Australia in the Americans’ opening pool-play game of the International Baseball Federation’s AAA World Junior Championships at Telus Field. Continue reading 18U National Team defeats Australia in IBAF Worlds opener