Sept. 11, 2009
Redmond, Team USA Shut Down
Todd Redmond did not allow a base-runner until
the seventh, and Ike Davis was one of four to homer as Team USA
rebounded to top Germany 9-1 Friday in Pool E play of the 2009
IBAF Baseball World Cup in front of 9,600 fans at Armin-Wolf
Baseball Stadium in Regensburg, Germany.
Redmond (1-0) allowed two hits in eight scoreless
innings for Team USA (1-1). He did not walk a batter and struck
out seven. Redmond surrendered his first hit with two outs in
Davis went 3 for 5 with a triple and a home run.
His dinger in the second put the U.S. on the scoreboard. Buck
Coats reached four times from the leadoff spot. He had two hits,
including a homer, two walks, two runs and two RBI. Justin Smoak
(left) went deep for the third time in two games. Trevor
Plouffer also homered for Team USA.
The United States scored three in the third,
three in the sixth and two in the eighth in building a 9-0 lead.
Germany (1-1) tallied an unearned run in the ninth.
Team USA will face China (0-2) in its final
first-round game on Saturday, while Germany will meet Venezuela
(2-0). Venezuela overwhelmed China 17-2 in five innings Friday.
The top two from each of the five pools will join
Italy and the Netherlands in the second round, along with the
best four third-place teams for a total of 16 teams. Each team
will play round-robin in one of two eight-team pools in the
second round. The top four from each of these two pools advance
to the third round.
9/10/09: Team USA Falls to Venezuela in 11 Innings
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