July 27, 2009


Team USA Wins 2009 World Baseball Challenge


Drew 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 British Columbia.


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)