Sept. 21, 2009
Plouffe Smacks Game-Winning
Homer for Team USA
Trevor Plouffe homered in the bottom of the ninth
to lift Team USA past Australia 4-3 in the final game of the
second round of the 2009 IBAF Baseball World Cup at Stadio G.
Falchi in Bologna, Italy.
Team USA (7-0, 9-1) secured the top seed in Group
G for the Final Round with the win.
Justin Smoak belted his ninth home run of the
tournament in the sixth to knot the score at one. Jon Weber had
an RBI fielder’s choice later in the frame to give the U.S. a
After Australia (5-2, 7-3) scored a pair in the
top of the seventh to take a 3-2 lead, Plouffe had an RBI
groundout in the bottom of the frame to tie it at 3. His two-out
dinger in the bottom of the ninth gave the win to the U.S.
Cory Luebke fanned five in six innings for Team
USA. Jason Childers had three strikeouts in two scoreless
innings. Ehren Wasserman (1-0) recorded the final two outs in
the ninth and earned the win for Team USA.
Plouffe and Lucas May each had two hits for the
Team USA will begin the final round on Tuesday,
Sept. 22, against Venezuela in Firenze, Italy. Venezuela
defeated the U.S. 13-9 in 11 innings in the first game of the
2009 World Cup for Team USA.
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