Sept. 23, 2009
Redmond Hurls Team USA into
Gold Medal Game
Todd Redmond tossed 8.1 scoreless innings and
three teammates belted solo home runs as Team USA clinched a
spot in the 2009 IBAF Baseball World Cup championship game by
blanking Puerto Rico 3-0 at Stadio Cerreti in Florence, Italy.
This will be the 12th appearance in a Baseball
World Cup final for the U.S., which is looking for its fourth
title (1973, 1974, 2007).
Redmond (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out
four against Puerto Rico (2-3, 8-4). Jason Childers recorded the
final two outs for his first save of the tournament.
Ike Davis went deep in the second to start the
scoring for Team USA (5-0, 11-1). Buck Coats homered in the
fifth and Jon Weber added a dinger in the eighth to cap the
Team USA will meet Cuba on Thursday at Stadio
Borghese in Nettuno, Italy. The U.S. will conclude Round Three
against the Netherlands on Friday. After an off day on Saturday,
Team USA will attempt to defend its 2007 IBAF Baseball World Cup
title on Sunday in Nettuno, Italy. The game will be televised
live at 10 a.m. EDT on MLB Network.
Alvarez Homers as Team USA Tops Venezuela 6-3
Plouffe Pops Game-Winning Home Run in Team USA Win
Alvarez Hits Three Homers in 13-4 Team USA Win
Smoak Homers Again as Team USA Tops Japan 4-2
Smoak Homers Twice as Team USA Wins 11-1
Team USA Opens Round 2 with Shutout of Canada
Team USA Blanks China to Advance to Round 2
Redmond, Team USA Shut Down Germany
9/10/09: Team USA Falls to Venezuela in 11 Innings
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