Sept. 14, 2009
Smoak Homers Twice as Team USA
Smoak (left) had two of his team’s four home runs as Team USA
defeated Netherlands Antilles 11-1 in the second round of the
2009 IBAF Baseball World Cup at Stadio Gavignan in Verona,
Smoak had a two-run blast to cap a four-run fifth
as the U.S. took a 5-0 lead. He added a three-run shot in a
six-run seventh. Smoak has five home runs in five World Cup
Lucas May went deep in the third and Jon Weber
homered to start the fifth-inning rally for Team USA (2-0, 4-1).
May and Weber each went 3 for 4 with two runs.
Kasey Kiker struck out seven in four innings for
the U.S. with one hit and one earned run. Lucas Harrell (1-0)
surrendered one hit in three innings with two strikeouts to earn
the victory against Netherlands Antilles (0-2, 2-3) in a game
called after seven innings due to the 10-run rule.
Team USA will meet Japan on Tuesday at Stadio
Comunale in Macerata, Italy. Brad Lincoln is the expected
starter for the U.S.
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Official Website of 2009 Baseball World Cup