The IBAF announced a new schedule late Wednesday night, wherein the U.S. will now face Australia on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. Team USA will then take on South Korea and Venezuela in a double-header on Friday, at 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, respectively. All Thursday and Friday games will be scheduled for seven innings.
As Internet is available, live scoring for all U.S. games will be available at USABaseball.com, the online home for USA Baseball. Please visit the site for schedule and roster information, tournament updates and more. Live updates can also be found on Twitter at @USABaseball. Overall tournament information can be found here.
NOTES: James McCann, a catcher in the Detroit Tigers organization, will be added to the Team USA roster for the Pan American Games, Oct. 18-25...McCann was a second round selection of the Tigers in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft, and he finished the year with the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps, which is managed by Team USA skipper Ernie Young...he will wear No. 16...McCann replaces Travis d'Arnaud who left the U.S. team Tuesday due to a left thumb injury suffered on Oct. 9...The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced Wednesday the naming of Matt Shoemaker as their minor league pitcher of the year...Shoemaker joins fellow U.S. teammates Jeff Beliveau (Chicago Cubs minor league pitcher of the year), Jordan Danks (Rawlings Gold Glove, CF) and Drew Smyly (Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher of the year) as a recipient of postseason minor league hardware...Shoemaker, 25, spent the majority of his fourth season in the Halos' system with Double-A Arkansas where he was named Texas League Pitcher of the Year...he posted a 12-5 record with five complete games, two shutouts and a 2.48 ERA in 23 starts...his 2.48 ERA led Texas league starters and ranked third in all of Double-A while his 1.07 WHIP was tops in Double-A...Shoemaker was called up to Triple-A Salt Lake at season's end and made four starts with the Bees.