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• 2008 14U National Team roster announced

• Brian Barden shows off his Olympic bronze medal

President Bush visits Team USA in Beijing

Oprah celebrates 2008 Olympians

• USA Baseball and Town of Cary to introduce Triangle Classic in October

• 2009 National Teamís Durham dates announced

2010 D-II baseball to be held at NTC in Cary, N.C.

Dodger Stadium to host 2009 World Baseball Classic finals

• IBAF unveils pools for 2009 Baseball World Cup

• Baseball among high school sports with increased participation numbers



Olympics: Brian Duensing

Womenís: Sarah Gascon

16U: Team GM Jeff Singer


• USA Baseball has joined Facebook!

• Alums Price and Minor receive awards for í08 performances

• Aggie alum Johnson discusses Olympics

Knight ties Metsí start to Beijing Pressure

• Olympic coaches Cooke and de Armas enjoy Olympic experience

Teagarden tested on world stage

Fowler not taking things too seriously

• Schierholtz receives a heroís welcome

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Team USA bronzed in Beijing
In the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games baseball tournament, Team USA won the bronze medal after defeating Japan, 8-4. In what was considered one of the toughest baseball tournaments in Olympic history, the U.S. finished with a 6-3 overall record. Team USA overcame an early deficit in the bronze-medal game, rallying behind two players who played key roles throughout the Games, Matt Brown, who finished with a team-best 10 RBIs in the tournament, hit a three-run home run to tie Japan at 4-4, and Jason Donald, who led the squad in Beijing with a .381 batting average, hit a two-run home run to put the game out of reach. More »
Olympic infielders Jason Donald and Jayson Nix celebrate their bronze-medal victory. (Michael Zarrilli)
16U Team continues Pan Am reign, wins gold
Team USA relied on solid pitching from Philip Pfeifer and Peter Tago and timely hitting from several players to beat host nation Mexico, 7-3, to win the gold medal at the 2008 COPABE "AA" Youth Pan American Championships. The victory at Estadio Beto Avila in Veracruz, Mexico, gave Team USA an 8-0 record in the tournament. The victory extends the 16U National Team's international win streak to 23 games and qualifies it for the 2009 AA (16U) World Youth Championships in Chinese Taipei. More »
The 16U National Team celebrates its gold medal win. (USA Baseball)
U.S. brings home bronze from Womenís Baseball World Cup
Marti Sementelli hurled a one-run complete game to lead Team USA to a 2-1 win and help her team earn a bronze medal at the III IBAF Women's Baseball World Cup in Matsuyama, Japan. The tournament featured a much stronger field than in years past and saw host Japan go undefeated on its way to gold. Malaika Underwood was named the WBWCís top second baseman, and she was honored for having the most RBIs in the tournament (11), and Sementelli was presented with an award as the tournamentís top pitcher. More »
The Womenís National Team joined its competitors at the WBWC to support baseballís return to the Olympics in 2016. (Koji Yamazaki)
18U National Team finds silver lining at the AAAs
The 18U National Team's undefeated run came to an end at the worst possible time in Alberta, but the loss to Korea couldn't mar a terrific season for the team. Four members of Team USA were named to the IBAF World AAA Junior Championships All-Star team: Jeff Malm at first base, Nolan Fontana at shortstop, Harold Martinez at third base, and Matthew Purke, a left-handed pitcher. Team USA had outscored its opponents 66-10 in the seven games prior to the 7-0 loss to Korea in the gold-medal final. More »
Nolan Fontana soars over a sliding Australia player in Team USAís Worlds opener. (John Lypian)
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