Pepperdine head coach Steve Rodriguez served as an assistant coach this summer with the USA Collegiate National Team which played around the world including in Cuba. You can check out the video interview below. Continue reading
New Mexico head coach Ray Birmingham and LSU shortstop Alex Bregman both spent the summer as members of the USA Collegiate National Team. Birmingham served as an assistant coach this summer while Bregman served as the everyday shortstop. Bregman and Birmingham though had a connection together as Bregman is from New Mexico. Continue reading
MATANZAS, Cuba – Chris Okey (Clemson) launched a pinch-hit home run and Alex Bregman had two hits and a pair of RBIs but it wasn’t enough as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team dropped its series-opening contest to Cuba, 4-3, in front of 10,500 rowdy fans at Victoria de Giron Stadium on Thursday.
“I thought tonight was a well-played ball game by two talented teams,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “Cuba just pitched a little bit better than us today and took advantage of a couple of opportunities we presented to them. It was a really fun atmosphere out there this evening and we are looking forward to getting back out there again. Hopefully we can cut down on a few of the mistakes and even up the series tomorrow night.” Continue reading
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team defeated Japan, 6-3, to win the championship game at the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium on Sunday.
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team advanced to the championship game at Honkbal Week with a 4-1 win in a semifinal showdown against Chinese Taipei at Pim Mulier Stadium on Saturday. Continue reading
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team posted yet another shutout, its fifth in the last seven games, as it cruised past Chinese Taipei, 3-0, in the final game of the double round-robin portion of Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium on Friday.
With the win Team USA improves to 16-3-2 overall this summer, including a 5-1 record at Honkbal Week. It will advance to the sudden-death playoff rounds as the number-one seed and will play Chinese Taipei again on Saturday in the semifinals at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET). Vanderbilt right-hander Carson Fulmer will get the start on the mound. The winner will advance to face the victor of Saturday’s nightcap between Japan and the Netherlands. Continue reading
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team pitching staff saw its incredible scoreless run end at 37.2 innings as it narrowly missed a bid for its fourth consecutive shutout but the squad rolled to an 8-1 win over the Netherlands in front of a standing-room only crowd at Pim Mulier Stadium on Wednesday. Continue reading
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team pitching staff continues to dominate Honkbal Week as Cal State Fullerton teammates Justin Garza and Thomas Eshelman combined for the squad’s third consecutive shutout while Bryan Reynolds (Vanderbilt) was 4-for-4 with three RBIs in a 6-0 win over Japan at Pim Mulier Stadium on Tuesday. Continue reading
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team fired its second straight shutout and seventh of the summer as it defeated Chinese Taipei, 4-0, at Honkbal Week on Monday afternoon at Pim Mulier Stadium.
“We are pitching extremely well, playing good defense and the ball isn’t carrying much out here so the way we are approaching the game has to be a little bit different,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “We feel like we need to manufacture runs and that is we were able to do for the most part today. We did make a few mistakes on the bases and that probably cost us a couple of runs, but all in all, we played pretty well. Continue reading
HAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team couldn’t find an answer for the Japanese pitching staff on Friday as Yuki Yoshida and Yasuaki Yamasaki combined on a one-hitter to lead Japan to a 1-0 win in the opening game of the 27th edition of Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium.