USA  15,  Taipei  1

Jordy Mercer went 3-for-3 for Team USA

SS Jordy Mercer went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, and 3 RBI as Team USA overwhelmed Chinese Taipei in World Cup Tournament play tonight.  The US hitters scored in 5 straight innings, including a huge 7-run 4th inning, and took advantage of 3 Taipei errors.

Two quiet innings began the game.  Team USA scored one run in the top of the 3rd when CF Jordan Danks (White Sox) singled, then scored on Mercer's RBI double into right center field.  Taipei came right back in the bottom of the frame to tie the score on a triple and a single off USA starter Andy Van Hekken (Astros).

After that, it was all USA.  Seven runs scored in the top of the 4th.  Mercer drove in the first run when he walked with the bases loaded.  C Tra...

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