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Matt Barnes leads Team USA to 8-1 Win over Canada

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Tokyo, Japan – In a clash between a pair of unbeaten teams in pool play at the V FISU World University Championships, Matt Barnes (Connecticut) held Canada scoreless through seven innings and helped USA capture the No. 1 seed in Group A Monday night with an 8-1 win at Yokohama Stadium.

Barnes (3-0), who gave up just three hits, did not allow a runner to reach second base and finished with eight punch outs as USA improved its record to 14-2 on the summer. Sean Gilmartin (Florida State) made his fourth appearance working two-third of an inning where he allowed a run on two hits. Cal State Fullerton’s Nick Ramirez entered the game in the eighth inning with two outs and the bases loaded and struck out Nic Lendvoy to get out of the jam. The left-hander retired all four batters he faced which included a pair of strikeouts.

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2011 MLB Draft: Seattle eyeing Rice’s Anthony Rendon

AnthonyRendonRice The Seattle Mariners fans are already looking forward to the 2011 MLB Draft as they are currently one game behind the Pittsburgh Pirates in the loss column and 5.5 games behind Baltimore for the worst record in the league. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times recently took a look at some of the best prospects for the 2011 MLB Draft and the consensus a couple of weeks ago was that Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon was the clear cut number 1 pick. (Full Player Profile on Rendon available here) Rendon went down injured on July 14th with multiple fractures in his right ankle which was his second straight year of having a major right ankle injury.

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Team USA defeats Chinese-Taipei 6-3

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PeterOBrienBethune-Cookman Taipei, Taiwan – Pete O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) hit his fourth home run of the season and drove in two runs to help the Collegiate National Team (CNT) snap its two-game skid against Chinese-Taipei Tuesday with a 6-3 victory at Hsinchuang Field. With the win Team USA improves to 10-2 on its summer tour.

O’Brien’s fielder’s choice RBI in the fourth inning broke a one-all and gave USA the lead for good at 2-1. George Springer (Connecticut) singled to right to start the inning and moved over to second when Nick Ramirez (Cal State Fullerton) was hit by a pitch. Jason Esposito (Vanderbilt) advanced the runner’s on a sac bunt towards first before Springer sprinted home on O’Brien’s grounder to short.

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2011 MLB Draft Top Prospects by Fanhouse.com (July 24th)

Rice_AnthonyRendon_Large We are at about the halfway point of the summer collegiate baseball season as Fanhouse.com writer Frankie Piliere has updated his follow list as he has had an opportunity to see a couple of more high profile players including Anthony Rendon from Rice. His current list is below while you can check out his previous list by clicking here.

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Team USA hammers Strike Zone of Omaha 16-0

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PeterO'BrienBCU Omaha, Neb. – In its final tune-up game before heading overseas to Taiwan and Japan, Team USA defeated the Strike Zone of Omaha 16-0 in seven innings Thursday afternoon at Warrior Field. Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) hit a pair of home runs and Alex Dickerson (Indiana) added a round-tripper of his own as both players recorded a team-best four RBI. With the win Team USA improves to 9-0 on the summer.

From the beginning the Strike Zone squad seemed to be overmatched as the Collegiate National Team (CNT) scored eight runs over the first three innings, plating three in the first, five in the second and two in the third. Dickerson put USA on the board when he drew a bases loaded walk that scored Drew Maggi (Arizona State) who doubled to start the game. On the very next pitch, George Springer (Connecticut) laced a two-RBI single through the left side pushing across Brad Miller (Clemson) and Ryan Wright (Louisville) for a 3-0 lead.

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Matt Barnes leads Team USA to a 4-1 win over Korea

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MattBarnesUConn CARY, N.C. – Brad Miller (Clemson), Peter O’Brien (Bethune-Cookman) and Nick Ramirez (Cal State Fullerton) each smacked home runs and Matt Barnes (Connecticut) fanned nine batters as the Collegiate National Team won its fourth-straight game Friday night, 4-1.

Barnes, who was battling a stomach virus, worked six innings allowing one run on three hits for his first win of the summer. Sophomore Noe Ramirez (Cal State Fullerton) recorded his second save on the tour scattering just one hit over three frames with four strikeouts.

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2010 Team USA Collegiate National Team Roster Announced

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USABaseballPic CARY, N.C. — USA Baseball announced Sunday night the 22 members of its 2010 Collegiate National Team. The roster is headlined by pitchers Gerrit Cole (UCLA), Sonny Gray (Vanderbilt) and infielder Brad Miller (Clemson), who were all members of the 2009 National Team.

This year’s squad consists of five infielders, four outfielders, two catchers, nine pitchers and a pair of two-way players. The Collegiate National Team was selected after seven days of trials that included six intra-squad games and practices as the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Team USA is comprised of the top non-draft-eligible college players in the United States.

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Team USA Collegiate National Team Trials: Game 5 Recap

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BradMillerClemson Cary, N.C. — Brad Miller (Clemson), Austin Nola (LSU) and Anthony Rendon (Rice) each collected two hits to help the Blue team to a 5-3 win over the Red squad Saturday afternoon in Game 5 of the Collegiate National Team (CNT) Trials at the National Training Center (NTC).

With the game knotted up at three in the bottom of the seventh, Nola laced a single through the left side with one out scoring Steve Rodriguez (UCLA) putting Blue (2-1-2) up 4-3. Rodriguez, who was 0-for-2 with two runs, drew his second walk of the afternoon to start the frame then moved into scoring position after swiping second base setting up Nola’s game-winning hit. Miller followed with a single through the left side and Rendon reached on an error that scored Nola for the games final run and giving Blue a 5-3 victory.

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2011 MLB Draft Top Prospects by Fanhouse.com

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The 2010 College Baseball season ended on Wednesday night so it is now time to turn the page and focus on the 2011 season. Fanhouse.com MLB Draft guru Frankie Piliere has put out his first 2011 MLB Draft Follow List. The list includes his top 50 players that he has seen that are eligible for the draft next season. This means that you will not see a couple of big names on the list like UCLA’s Gerrit Cole and Vanderbilt’s Sonny Gray to name a few. He plans on updating his rankings in the coming months as he seems more of these guys play. The listings today has high school LHP Daniel Norris as his top ranked player with UConn’s Matt Barnes in the runner up spot. Alex Dickerson from Indiana checks in at number 3 behind Barnes while Travis Harrison and George Springer are fourth and fifth respectively. The rest of the top ten is Brett Mooneyham from Stanford, Dylan Davis from Redmond WA, Phil Evan from LaCosta Canyon in California, Josh Tobias of SE Guilford High School in North Carolina, and Hudson Boyd is tenth out of South Fort Myers High School. A couple other names of interest is Jason Esposito of Vanderbilt checking in at 17th while Kolten Wong is at 49 on the countdown. You can check out the full list below.

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