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Japan cruises to a 5-2 win over Team USA

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgHIROSHIMA, Japan – Japan scored five runs in the first two innings and rode them to a 5-2 victory to take a 2-1 series lead over the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. South Carolina’s Grayson Greiner had two hits and an RBI in the loss.

“Obviously it’s not the result we wanted, but you have to give every ounce of credit to Japan’s team,” remarked manager Jim Schlossnagle (TCU). “They pitched outstanding, played great defense and got timely hits.” Continue reading

Team USA defeats Japan 6-3 in Game 1 of Series

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgMATSUYAMA, Japan – A 50 minute rain delay turned the tides in the favor of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team as it scored six times in its final four at-bats to take a 6-3 game one victory over Japan. Two Japanese errors led to three unearned Team USA runs.

“It’s a good start for us, but we know we have a long way to go,” remarked manager Jim Schlossnagle. “We didn’t panic after the first inning because we felt like we were having good at-bats against Osera and we just needed to get a timely hit. We felt like Luke Weaver was going to keep them under control.” Continue reading


Team USA rallies past Japan to complete Doubleheader Sweep

DURHAM, N.C. – Dominic Ficociello’s (Arkansas) run-scoring single in the seventh proved to be the game-winner as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team defeated Japan, 4-3, Tuesday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

For the second time during the series, Team USA used a late-inning rally to defeat Japan, and on Tuesday, it gave the club a doubleheader sweep. In addition, it gave Team USA a 3-0 advantage over Japan with two games remaining in the five-game series. Continue reading


U.S. Collegiate National Team takes Game 1 of DH, 8-2

CARY, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team scored seven runs in the seventh in game one of a doubleheader Tuesday, downing Japan, 8-2, at the National Training Complex Stadium.

The victory gave the U.S. a 2-0 advantage in the five-game series, with the third game scheduled for a 6:05 p.m. ET start Tuesday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading


USA Collegiate National Team rallies past Japan 7-6

DURHAM, N.C. – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team scored five runs in the seventh for a comeback victory, 7-6, over Japan Sunday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Overall, Team USA overcame a five-run deficit, chipping away at the lead with a run in the fifth and then took advantage of two Japan errors in the seventh for the come-from-behind victory. Continue reading

Vanderbilt rallies again in ninth


WestlakeVandy TOKYO- For the second time in three days, the Vanderbilt offense rallied from behind in the ninth inning. Down to the their final strike and trailing 3-0 to Waseda, sophomore infielder Jason Esposito drilled a bases loaded triple to deep center field to tie the game at 3-3.

Aaron Westlake was hit by a pitch to start off the inning and Andrew Giobbi followed with a hard hit single to left field. Junior Curt Casali then drew a walk to load the bases. Waseda ace Yuki Saito struck out Mike Yastrzemski to bring the Commodores within one out of defeat. However, Esposito wasn’t willing to go down easy. After fouling a Saito fastball straight back, he turned on a 2-2 pitch and sent it sailing over the head of the Waseda center fielder to clear the bases.

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