Sept. 27, 2009
Team USA Claims 2009 IBAF
Baseball World Cup
Lucas May had a three-run homer in the second and
Team USA added six in the seventh in a 10-5 victory over Cuba to
win the 2009 IBAF Baseball World Cup in front of 5,008 fans at
Stadio Borghese in Nettuno, Italy.
USA (14-1) won 14 straight games after dropping its opener and
claimed its fourth World Cup (1973, 1974, 2007, 2009).
May’s blast snapped a scoreless tie. The game was
knotted 4-4 before the U.S. put up six in the top of the seventh
to take a 10-4 lead. Justin Smoak (left), Jon Weber, Terry
Tiffee, Josh Kroeger and May each had two-out RBI singles in the
Brad Lincoln (3-0) allowed three runs with two
strikeouts in 4.1 innings of relief to earn the victory.
Alfredo Despaigne went 3 for 5 with a homer and
two runs for Cuba (12-3).
Smoak had nine home runs and 22 RBI to be named
MVP of the tournament. Tiffee and Weber joined Smoak on the
Redmond Hurls Team USA into Gold Medal Game
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
Official Website of 2009 Baseball World Cup
(photo by BrianFlemingPhotography.com)