Sept. 13, 2009
Team USA Opens Round 2 with
Shutout of Canada
Cory Luebke carried a no-hitter in the eighth and
finished with 10 strikeouts as Team USA blanked Canada 8-0 in
the opener of Round 2, Group G action in the 2009 IBAF Baseball
World Cup in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Luebke (1-0) allowed a single by Chris Robinson
with two outs in the eighth. Luebke walked one and hit one. Geno
Espinelli fanned one over the final 1.1 innings for the U.S.
Terry Tiffee had a two-run double in a four-run
first for Team USA. Tiffee and Jon Weber had consecutive RBI
doubles in the third to make it 6-0. Weber added an RBI single
in the fifth and Pedro Alvarez homered in the seventh to
complete the scoring against Canada (0-1, 3-1).
Tiffee and Weber both went 3 for 4 with three
Team USA will face Netherlands Antilles (0-1,
2-2) on Monday at Stadio Gavagnin in Verona, Italy. Kasey Kiker
is scheduled to start on the mound for the U.S.
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