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Vanderbilt Baseball splits Doubleheader in Japan

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

TaylorHillVU TOKYO- Vanderbilt baseball split a doubleheader in Japan, shutting out Aoyama Gakuin 1-0 in the first game, before falling 3-2 to Meiji University on their home field.
With one out in the bottom of the second in game one, Andrew Giobbi sent a fastball deep over the left field wall to give the Commodores a 1-0 lead. The run proved to be all they would need with the stellar pitching of three VU hurlers.

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Vanderbilt ties Hosei University 4-4

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SonnyGrayVanderbilt TOKYO- Vanderbilt and Hosei played to a 4-4 tie in a game that ended after nine innings due to darkness.

Sophomore right-hander Sonny Gray started for Vanderbilt. Gray struck out the side in the first inning, and recorded four straight strikeouts before allowing allowing a single to Hosei designated hitter Kameda. A hit batter moved Kameda to second base and a single by Ohyagi put Hosei up 1-0.  An error by senior shortstop Brian Harris allowed Ohyagi to score and increase Hosei’s lead to 2-0 after two innings. Gray finished with seven strikeouts over four innings before being removed from the game.

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VU donor steps up for Baseball Program

BillKaye The Nashville City Paper has an excellent article on Vanderbilt baseball donor Bill Kaye. He donated $500,000 which is going to stadium renovations at Hawkins Field and for the team to go on an eight-day, four-game exhibition tour through Japan. This is an important trip for the Commodores as it gives them an extra 10 days of practice for the tour and four games against international competition.

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Japan takes final game 8-7 over Team USA

FROM USA BASEBALL
teamusapic(TOKYO) – Japan took advantage of back-to-back errors in the bottom of the 11th inning to clinch the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championships with an 8-7 victory at Jingu Stadium.

With the game tied at seven, pitcher Sonny Gray’s (Vanderbilt) errant pickoff attempt moved Shota Kioke to third base with two outs. Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton) then misplayed a ground ball at shortstop that scored Kioke from third base to seal the game and best-of-five series. Continue reading

Team USA drops 8-3 decision to Japan

FROM USA BASEBALL

Blake Forsythe (Tenn) (Courtesy of USA Baseball)

Blake Forsythe (Tenn) (Courtesy of USA Baseball)

(TSURUOKA, Japan) – Team Japan struck out 14 U.S. batters and Team USA stranded 16 runners on base as it fell to Japan 8-3 in game four of the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championships in Tsuruoka, Japan.

Takahiro Araki hit a two-RBI single to left center in the first inning and Shota Ishimine followed with an RBI single in the second for a 3-0 lead on USA starter Trevor Bauer (UCLA). Continue reading

Team USA Tops Japan 8-4

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Christian Colon (Courtesy of USA Baseball)

Christian Colon (Courtesy of USA Baseball)

(SENDAI, Japan) – Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt) pitched five and a third innings of scoreless relief and Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton) hit a three-run home run in the fourth to lead Team USA to an 8-4 victory over Japan in game three of the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championships.

Team Japan scored three runs in the top of the first inning on USA starter Cody Wheeler (Coastal Carolina). Takahiro Araki hit an RBI triple to score the first run of the game and Masayoshi Kato followed with a two-RBI triple to put Team Japan up 3-0 after the first inning. Continue reading

Team USA Falls to Japan 7-5

FROM USA BASEBALL

Matt Newman of Arizona State (Courtesy of USA Baseball)

Matt Newman of Arizona State (Courtesy of USA Baseball)

(TOKYO) – Matt Newman (Arizona State) went 3-5 with four RBI for Team USA, but Japan rode a six-run third inning on its way to a 7-5 victory over the U.S., Monday, in the second game of the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship in the Tokyo Dome.

Team USA scored two runs in the first inning on Japanese starting pitcher Yuki Saito. Matt Newman (Arizona State) hit an RBI single to centerfield to score Christian Colon (Cal State Fullerton) from second base and Andy Wilkins singled through the right side to bring in Newman for the early 2-0 lead. Continue reading

Gerrit Cole leads Team USA to a 3-0 victory over Japan

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Gerrit Cole (Courtesy of USA Baseball)

FROM USA BASEBALL
(MATSUYAMA, JAPAN) – Gerrit Cole (UCLA) struck out nine batters and Tyler Holt (Florida State) scored the game-winning run as Team USA (12-1) beat Japan 3-0 in game one of the 37th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championships at Botchan Stadium in Matsuyama, Japan. Continue reading

Team USA captures Bronze Medal

BEIJING, CHINA — A four-run fifth inning highlighted by Taylor Teagarden’s two-run double and a two-run homer from Jason Donald helped lift the U.S. Olympic Baseball Team to an 8-4 win over Japan clinching the bronze medal for Team USA. Matt LaPorta and Matt Brown added home runs as well as the U.S. rallied from an early three-run deficit to earn the victory. Team USA finishes Olympic competition with a 6-3 record.

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