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LSU’s Bregman and New Mexico’s Birmingham experience Team USA Summer

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

Cuba edges Team USA 4-3

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgMATANZAS, 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

Team USA shutouts Chinese Taipei 3-0

USABaseballFeatured1HAARLEM, 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

USA Baseball picks up another shutout over Chinese Taipei 4-0

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgHAARLEM, 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