Team USA Advances To Pan-Am Gold Medal Game

USA 12,  Cuba 10 Team USA advances to the Gold Medal competition in the Pan Am games tomorrow with a win today over the Cuban team.  That means that Cuba will not go on to play for the Gold Medal — for the first time in over 60 years– and the first time since 1967 that Cuba will not come out of the tournament with the Gold. Team USA jumped out to the early lead with 5 runs in the top of the 2nd game, then added 2 more runs...

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Team USA Falls To Mexico

Mexico  3,  USA  2 Team USA fell just short in Saturday’s game against Mexico in the Pan Am tournament.  After three scoreless innings, the US scored a run in the top of the 4th, when RF Brett Carroll (Red Sox) bounced into a double play, scoring 2B Joe Thurston (Marlins) from third base.  Mexico answered with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the inning.  Mexico also scored a run in the 5th.  All three Mexican run came off USA...

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Three Hits For Mercer, Team USA Runs Over Panama

USA  11,  Panama  0 US starter Drew Smyly (Tigers) pitched 6 shutout innings to earn the win over Panama in the Pan Am tournament on Friday afternoon.  Smyly allowed just 4 hits and one walk, while striking out 4 batters.  Reliever Matt Shoemaker (Angels) pitched the 7th inning, also scoreless, and allowed one hit and one walk. The game lasted 7 innings because Team USA was leading by more than 10 runs after those 7 innings. ...

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Team USA Rolls Over Dominicans; Mercer Hit Twice

Team USA began their experience in the Pan Am games with a definitive 20-2 win over the Dominican Republic this afternoon.  The US got onto the scoreboard with a solo homer by lead-off batter CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) in the top of the 1st, and another run quickly followed.  Team USA made it 4-0 with 2 runs in the 4th, then 8-0 with 4 runs in the 5th.  C Tuffy Gosewisch (Phillies) added a 2-run homer in the top of the 7th.  The...

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World Cup Ends With Rain Out For Team USA

Rain and poor field conditions forced the International Baseball Federation to cancel the World Cup Tournament’s Bronze Medal game this afternoon in Panama.  Team USA and Team Canada were tied with 4-3 records after Round Two.  The Federation declared both teams tied for third place in the final standings, though they have yet to decide what to do about actually awarding bronze medals.  Canada had a 6-1 record in Round One,...

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