Winter Leagues

Mercer Again Boosts Team USA

Mercer Again Boosts Team USA

USA  7,  Japan  3

Team USA earned their second win in a row with a defeat of Japan this evening.  This was the make-up for the game that was rained out on Sunday.  Team USA doubled up the Japanese on hits, 14 - 7, with Pirate farmhand SS Jordy Mercer picking up 2 hits.  Mercer is now 5-for-12 in three games, with two doubles, a homer, and 5 RBI.

Team USA got onto the scoreboard first, with a pair of runs in the 2nd inning.  LF AJ Pollock (Diamondbacks) led off with a single into left field, and 3B Tommy Mendonca (Rangers) followed with a single to right, moving Pollock to third.  CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) grounded to first for a fielder's choice, with Pollock thrown out at the plate.  C Tuffy Gosewisch (Phillies) drove in both Mendonca and Danks with a double into right center fiel...

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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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