Redmond, Team USA defeats Germany
Todd Redmond gives up two hits in eight innings for the U.S.
Ike Davis started things off for the U.S. with a solo home run to deep centerfield in the second inning, and Team USA followed with three runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead on Germany starter Tim Henkenjohann.
Buck Coats hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning and Justin Smoak followed with a home run of his own, pushing the lead to 7-0.
The U.S. capped its scoring in the eighth inning on a solo home run to right-center by Trevor Plouffe and an RBI single through the right side by Terry Tiffee.
U.S. starter Todd Redmond took a perfect game into the seventh inning with two outs before Germany third baseman Daniel Wulf reached on an infield single. Redmond (1-0) pitched eight innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven. Jason Childers finished the game, giving up one run and striking out a batter in the ninth.
Davis led all hitters going 3-for-5 with a home run and a triple. Coats reached base safely four times, batting 2-for-3 with a home run and two walks.
Team USA will face China (0-2), Saturday, Sept. 12, in its third and final game of Pool E action in Regensburg, Germany. The second round of the 2009 IBAF Baseball World Cup is slated to take place beginning Sunday, Sept. 13, in Italy and the Netherlands.
The attendance was announced at 9,600 for the evening.
The game lasted two hours and 36 minutes.
The USA Baseball Professional Team had never met Germany in international baseball competition before tonight.