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Team USA hammers Holland 14-0

FROM PRESS RELEASE

DURHAM, NC— Tyson Ross (3-0, California) took a no-hitter into the sixth, striking out eight over seven innings in leading Team USA (19-7) to a 14-0 victory over the Netherlands in the first of a three-game, two-day series. Ross allowed just two hits while walking none, in his first appearance since the Gold Medal Game eight days ago.

Brett Wallace (Arizona State) drove in five with a three-run home run and a two-run double, while Ryan Flaherty (Vanderbilt) went 3-for-5 with four RBIs a day after turning 21 years old. Roger Kieschnick (Texas Tech) went 3-for-4, as the trio all hit home runs.

Flaherty, Kieschnick and Jordan Danks (Texas) all hit home runs as part of an eight-run eighth inning.

Ross was perfect through the first 14 batters, before an error by second baseman Ryan Flaherty allowed the first Dutch base runner to reach base in the fifth. Ross finished off the inning by striking out the side. Ross’ no-hit bid was broken up an inning later, by Danny Rombley, with a one-out base hit to center field.

Five of the Americans first six runs came with two outs to give them a 6-0 lead after three.

The Americans tallied back-to-back, two-out RBI singles from Logan Forsythe (Arkansas) and Kieschnick to take a 2-0 lead in the first. Wallace’s two-out, two-run single in the second then made it 4-0.

A Kieshnick homer in the third gave the Americans a 5-0 lead in the third, before a two-out, RBI double from Josh Romanski (San Diego) made it 6-0. Dutch righthander Rob Cordemans gave up six runs on seven hits over the first two and two-third innings.

Wallace’s homer in the eighth made it 9-0, after reliever Diegomar Markwell pitched four and one-third scoreless innings. Wallace’s blast was one of three homers and eight runs in the inning, as Flaherty added a three-run shot and Danks followed with a solo shot.

TEAM NOTES
It was second baseman Ryan Flaherty’s 21st birthday last night… shortstop Danny Espinosa made a nice play off the glove of Ross in the first inning to rob Dirk van’t Klooster of a base hit… these same two teams will play in Holland in Rotterdam starting next week at the World Port Tournament… the four home runs was a summer-high… high school senior Tyler Stovall, a Team USA junior team invitee, pitched the ninth inning.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
The nine-game American trip will continue with the Netherlands on Sunday in Cary (morning game at 11 a.m.), and Durham (afternoon game at 5 p.m.), before closing out with and Russia on Monday (one night game) in Cary, NC at 7 p.m… the team closes out their schedule at the World Port Tournament in the Netherlands starting on August 2.

China drops Team USA 2-1

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BIRMINGHAM, AL— China’s Kun Chen, Youhua Guo and Quansheng Zhao out dueled Team USA’s Lance Lynn (2-1) and Jordy Mercer as the Chinese (1-2) won the third game of the five-game series over the Americans (17-7), 2-1, on Wednesday evening. Team USA had won the first two games of the series.

Chen went the first six and two-thirds, giving up one run on seven hits, before yielding to Guo. Guo went an inning and one-third before yielding to Zhao in the ninth, who posted the save, despite putting the tying run on second base.

Brett Wallace (Arizona State) and Danny Espinosa (Long Beach State) each had three of the Americans nine hits, who rested starting outfielders Jordan Danks (Texas) and Logan Forsythe (Arkansas) to begin the night.

Espinosa’s bunt base hit in the ninth sent the winning run to the plate against Zhao with one out. Espinosa was then balked to second. Zhao though got a flyout and strikeout to end the game.

An RBI single followed by a groundout gave China a 2-1 lead in the second, the second time in two nights the Chinese led early.

Lynn went the first four innings, giving up two runs on two hits. Mercer went the final six innings, not allowing a hit the rest of the way. He struck out eight on the night and did not walk a batter.

Wallace gave the Americans a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI single.

TEAM NOTES
The game was delayed by over an hour due to a rain storm which started around 90 minutes prior to first pitch… Manager Mike Weathers played in the Oakland A’s minor league system in Birmingham, AL in the mid-1970’s for three years… RHPs Jacob Thompson (Virginia) and Brian Matusz (San Diego), neither of which are injured, left the team for precautionary reasons due to a high number of innings pitched over the previous eight months… Thompson finished the summer 1-2 with a 1.27 ERA, Matusz was 3-1 with a 1.33 ERA… junior national team invitee, Tyler Stovall, a lefthander/outfielder from Hokes Bluff (AL) High School joined the team on Wednesday and will be with the team through the end of the week… Team USA is now 2-2 against Communist-led governments over the last four games (China and Cuba).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
The five-game series with China continues in Rome, GA on Thursday and Ft. Mill, SC on Friday, finishing off the nine-game (two-day) American trip with the Netherlands and Russia in North Carolina… the team closes out their schedule at the World Port Tournament in the Netherlands starting on August 2.

Minor leads Team USA to 10-0 victory


Mike Minor (Vanderbilt) pitched six strong innings while striking out twelve batters to lead Team USA to a 10-0 victory in seven innings over China in Mobile AL. The offense was led by Jordan Danks (Texas) who went 2-3 with two runs scored. Pedro Alvarez (Vanderbilt) and Roger Kieschnick (Texas Tech) each homered in the game also. Team USA will be back in action on Tuesday when they face off against China again in Mobile AL.

Team USA Recap

University Of Texas inks 15th Signee for 2008!

Freshman
Pitcher
Bats: Leftt
Throws: Left
6’5″ 195 lbs.
Hudson High School
Lufkin, Texas
#12 BRANDON BELT

Prior to SJC:
Randon was the most valuable player of his high school district and also earned All-State and All-american distinctions. 2006 drafted by Boston Red Sox.

The University of Texas baseball squad added pitcher and outfielder Brandon Belt to the squad when UT Athletics compliance office validated his National Letter of Intent on Monday.

Belt, a 6-foot, 5-inch, 190-pound left-hander originally signed a letter of intent for the 2007 season but opted to play at San Jacinto College. Last season, Belt helped lead the Gators to the JuCo World Series with a 7-2 record, 2.82 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 51 innings on the mound and a .421 batting average with 11 doubles, nine home runs and 57 RBI at the plate.

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Japan wins third straight over Team USA


FROM USA BASEBALL RELEASE
DURHAM, NC— Keijiro Matsumoto and Hiroki Uemoto each drove in two runs as the Japan University All-Stars (4-3) won the first series on U.S. soil, in 19 attempts, defeating Team USA (10-5) for the third-straight time in the five-game series, 5-2.

The Americans managed just 13 hits over the three losses, Saturday night getting shut down by Shota Oba, who avenged a loss in game one against the Americans. Oba pitched a complete game five-hitter, striking out eight and walking three. Two of those hits, and one of the runs, came in the ninth.

The U.S. vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series began in 1972 in Japan, with the late legendary USC coach Rod Dedeaux helping organize the event. The Americans had won the first 18 meetings on U.S. soil.

Matsumoto’s RBI single through a drawn in infield, gave the Japanese a 1-0 lead in the first. An RBI single by Hiroki Uemoto followed by an RBI single by Tetsuya Kokubo then chased Ryan Berry (Rice) from the game in the fifth, giving Team Japan a 3-0 lead. Matsumoto’s second RBI single then made it 4-0.

Berry (0-1) gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits for the loss

TEAM NOTES
Oba had lost game one to Team USA…. The Americans had eight hits in the previous two losses against Japan… Lance Lynn (1-0, 0.00) will oppose Mikinori Kato in the Sunday finale… Japanese teams have been playing against organized U.S. teams for more than 100 years. The first games occurred in 1905 when Waseda University visited the U.S. to play a series.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
The 10-game North Carolina home stand concludes in Durham, NC on July 8, all with the Japanese… the team then heads to processing in Washington DC on July 9 (or 10) before heading to the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The open play up with the Dominican Republic on July 14.

Bibb Falk inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame!

Former Longhorn player and coach Bibb Falk was inducted posthumously into the College Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Falk was represented at the Lubbock Convention Center ceremony by his niece Clemmie Hext.

“To hear all the baseball stories of Uncle Bibb,” Hext said, “you would have to be somewhere for a long while. He was gruff on the outside but had a heart of gold on the inside, and he touched so many lives. He always had a determined look on his face and a baseball rulebook in his pocket. He was a baseball man through and through but a wonderful human being. He truly loved all his players – especially the ones who competed on the 1949 and ’50 national championship teams at Texas.”

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2008 MLB Prospects


We can now look ahead to the 2008 MLB Draft prospects as Pedro Alvarez (Vanderbilt) and Justin Smoak (South Carolina) lead the draft eligible players. They will also be joined by pitchers Jacob Thompson (UVA) and Brian Matusz (USD). All four of these players are on Team USA this summer as the team will take part in the Pan-American games and the World Port Tournament in the Netherlands. Ike Davis (Arizona State) and Jordan Danks (Texas) also get some talk about being in the top of the 2008 draft. We have found two sites that are already giving their predictions on the upcoming draft which can be read about by clicking the links below.

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Project Prospect

Team USA takes Game 2 from Chinese Taipei


FROM USA BASEBALL RELEASE

BURLINGTON, NC— Roger Kieschnick (Texas Tech) hit his second home run of the series, the go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth, to lead Team USA (7-1) to a 6-4 victory over Chinese Taipei (1-2) in the second game of the five-game series. Kieschnick finished with three RBIs, all coming in the last two innings.

Ryan Flaherty (Vanderbilt) had two RBI singles, while Jordan Danks (Texas) reached base safely three times, scoring three times on two walks and a single.

Chinese Taipei scored four runs in the eighth to tie the game at 4-4, after the Americans took a 4-0 lead in the top of the inning with three runs.

Closer Cody Satterwhite (Ole Miss) gave up a two-run, two-out double by Chuan Lin Yi to tie the game at 4-4. Back-to-back RBI doubles off of Josh Romanski (San Diego) cut the lead to 4-2. Satterwhite (1-0) ended up with the win, rebounding with a scoreless ninth.

Team USA finally solved reliever Wen Cheng Kai with three runs in the eighth to lead 4-0. Kai had retired the first six batters he faced, before giving up a leadoff walk to Jordan Danks (Texas). Danks came around to score for the second time in the game on a Kieschnick RBI single, before Flaherty followed with an RBI single to make it 3-0. A sacrifice fly by Justin Smoak (South Carolina) made it 4-0.

Jen Lo Chia pitched five strong innings for Chinese Taipei, allowing just one hit, but trailing 1-0. He walked three and struck out another three on 72 pitches. Jacob Thompson (Virginia) countered with six scoreless innings of two-hit ball. He struck out two and walked two, using just 79 pitches.

Flaherty drove in Danks in the third to give the Americans a 1-0 lead. Catcher Mu Chen Jui had two of the first three hits for CTBA. The second hit came in the eighth. CTBA finished with six hits.

TEAM NOTES
The Americans were the designated visitor after serving as the home team on Friday… the first half of the game saw a steady downpour of rain…. Team USA had a three-hit shutout last night and had 16 scoreless innings in the series until CTBA scored in the eighth… the game times tonight, Sunday and Monday (7 p.m. /12 p.m./10 a.m.) represent close to the same times the Americans will play at the Pan American Games next month (7 p.m. /11 a.m. /9 a.m.).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
The Chinese Taipei series will continue in Cary, NC at the National Training Complex (July 1-2) at noon on Sunday and 10 a.m. on Monday, before finishing off in Kannapolis, NC (July 3) at 7 p.m. The 10-game North Carolina home stand continues with Japan on July 4 to begin a five-game series.

Longhorn Baseball Players in the Summer Leagues!


We have compiled a list of the Texas Longhorns and where they are playing this summer.

Cape Cod Baseball League

Wareham Gatemen

Russell Moldenhauer
Bradley Suttle

Hyannis Mets

Hunter Harris
Austin Wood

Brewster Whitecaps

Keith Shinaberry

MINK League Baseball


Beatrice Bruins

Clint Stubbs
Kyle Lusson

California Collegiate League

Santa Barbara Foresters

Drew Bishop

Texas Collegiate League

Coppell Copperheads

Todd Gilfillan
Pat McCrory
Travis Tucker
Kyle Walker

Colleyville Lone Stars

Andy Reese
Blake Williams

Denton Outlaws

Alex Posey
Juston Street

NCBWA NAMES 2007 DICK Howser Trophy Finalist!


The four finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy are Vanderbilt pitcher David Price, Texas outfielder Kyle Russell, Rice pitcher-first baseman-designated hitter Joe Savery, and Florida State second baseman Tony Thomas Jr.

One member of this quartet will be named the winner at a national news conference on Friday, June 15, at 10 a.m. (CDT) at the Omaha Press Club, 22nd Floor, 16th & Dodge Streets (the old First National Bank Building), as the 21st recipient of the prestigious award, given annually since 1987.

NCBWA

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