Team USA Wins 2009 World
Pomeranz (right) of Ole Miss took a no-hitter into the seventh
as Team USA defeated Germany 8-1 in the title game of the 2009
World Baseball Challenge at Prince George Citizen Field in
Germany, led by Georgia State head coach Greg
Frady, scored in the top of the first without a
hit before Blake Forsythe (Tennessee) tied it with an RBI single
in the bottom of the second. Team USA took the lead for good in
the third as Rick Hague (Rice) had a run-scoring single and
Michael Choice (UT Arlington) belted a solo homer.
Tyler Holt (Florida State) had a two-run double
and scored in the fourth to give Team USA a 6-1 lead. Yasmani
Grandal (Miami) and Bryce Brentz (Middle Tennessee) had
consecutive home runs in the fifth to complete the scoring.
Andreas Janzen had a single with two outs in the
seventh for Germany’s first hit. Pomeranz finished with 12
strikeouts in seven innings. Nick Pepitone (Tulane) and Chad
Bettis (Texas Tech) finished the game on the mound for Team USA.
Team USA finished its summer with a 19-5 record.
(photo by Jimmy Jones)