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Calendar of International Events for 2017

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Below is the calendar of events for baseball in many different geographical areas. If myworld had the time we would try to hit all of them. We’ll be at a few.

February 1-7 - Series del Caribe in Culican, Sinoaloa,Mexico - home of the Tomateros

March 6-10 - World Baseball Classic, Pool A Seoul, Korea

March 7-11 - World Baseball Classic, Pool B, Tokyo Japan

March 9-13 - World Baseball Classic Pool C, Miami, Florida, United States

March 9-13 - World Baseball Classic, Pool D, Jalisco, Mexico

March 12-16 - World Baseball Classic, Pool E, Tokyo, Japan

March 14-19 - World Baseball Classic, Pool F, San Diego, California, United States

March 20-22 - World Baseball Classic Finals, Los Angeles, ,California, United States

March - Florida for Spring Training, Palm, Florida, New Home of the Astros and Nationals

April 3 - Washington D.C. opening day for game versus the NL East Miami Marlins

June 16-28 - NCAA College World Series, Omaha, Nebraska

July 1- 9 - World Port Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands

July 2-7 - Cuba versus United States Series, Cary, Durham and Charlotte,, North Carolina

July 28 - August 6 - IV U-12 Baseball World Cup, Tainan, Taiwan

August 17-27 - Little League World Series, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

September 1 - 10 - Under 18 Baseball World Cup, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

United States Collegiate Team Beats Cuba

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

For the first time in Cuba the United States collegiate national team won a series against Cuba. After losing the opener 3-1 they won the last two games to clinch the five game series 3-2. In the final game the United States team was no hit in the first five innings by Miguel Lahera. Despite being limited to just three hits in the last four frames the United States made the most of them with Keston Hiura getting the biggest hit, a pinch hit solo shot in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie. It was the only hit given up by Cuban pitcher Livan Moinelo in his four innings of work. Ricky Tyler Thomas pitched the last 5.1 innings of shutout ball to seal the victory for the United States.

So after splitting with Taiwan and losing three out of five to Japan the United States was able to salvage a series to go 1-1-1. In 14 games played nine of them were decided by one run. The United States finished 4-5 in those one run games.

United States Bats Erupt in Win Over Japan

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

After being limited to one run in the first two games against Japan, the United States college bats erupted for 10 runs in a 10-2 win. A six run fourth inning that included a three run homer from catcher Evan Skoug put the game out of reach. T.J. Friedl also homered for the United States college national team with a two run shot in the eighth.

There has been nothing wrong with the United States pitching in this series, losing 2-1 and 1-0 games. That pitching again shined with starter Kyle Wright holding the Japanese bats scoreless for the first four innings. He struck out six and allowed three hits. Ricky Tyler Thomas then worked the next three without allowing a run. With the score 8-0 Japan scored their first two runs in the eighth on a two run single by Yota Kyoda. Two walks and a single had loaded the bases for him.

Jake Burger was the top hitter with three hits in four at bats.

Japan Shuts out United States College Bats

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

For the second time in two days the United States college national team had trouble making contact against the Japanese pitchers. Yesterday they could only score one run, striking out 12 times in a 2-1 loss. Today they were shutout in a 1-0 loss, equally their 12 strikeout performance.

This time it was Yuya Yanagi who shut down the United States bats for seven innings with the 12 strikeouts. Ichiro Tamura pitched a perfect two innings of relief to finish the game, his second save in two days. The lone run of the game came in the fifth inning, after a lead off walk and an errant pickoff throw brought the infield in for Yota Kyoda. He bounced a single up the middle to score the run.

Yanagi struck out eight batters in a row and 9 of the first 11. He finally gave up a two out double to Brendan McKay in the fourth to break up the no hitter. The only other time the United States team threatened to score was in the fifth after two 2-out walks put runners at first and second. Mike Rivera, who drove in the only run yesterday popped out to first to end the threat.

Yesterday the United States pitchers shut down the Japanese bats to two runs, but they failed to strike out a batter. Today four pitchers combined to strike out 11 hitters, but a leadoff walk in the fifth allowed the lone run to score. Alex Faedo pitched four innings of shutout ball, striking out six and giving up two hits.

Japan now leads their series over the United States 2-0. Prior to coming to Japan the United States split with Taiwan 2-2 with the last game cancelled because of a typhoon.

Japan Wins College Opener

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Chihaya Sasaki struck out 12 in his seven innings of work to lead the Japanese collegiate All Stars in a 2-1 win over the United States collegiate All Stars. Taiki Morikawa stroked a two run single to right field in the fifth inning to give the Japanese all the runs they needed.

The United States pitchers Tanner Houck and J.B. Bakauskas allowed only three hits in their nine innings of work. All of those hits were given up by Houck in the fifth inning when the Japanese scored both their runs. Two of those three hits were of the infield variety. Prior to that Tanner had retired the first 12 batters he faced. J.B. retired all nine batters he faced in his three innings of work. The United States team relied on their defense to retire the Japanese hitters as they showed their ability to make contact. Not once did a Japanese hitter strikeout.

The United States scored their lone run in the second inning on a Mike Rivera RBI single. The three Japanese pitchers limited the United States team to four hits.

A Beer and a Burger for United States Collegiate National Team

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

The United States is traveling to Taiwan to open their yearly international series and they will be bringing a Beer and a Burger with them to play the games. That is infielder Jake Burger and outfielder Seth Beer. Below is the roster of the national team and their international schedule:

Pitchers

Ricky Tyler Thomas, Tim Cate, Cole Sands, Darren McCaughan, Alex Faedo, Tyler Johnson, Tanner Houck, Zach Warren, Brendan McKay, Alex Lange, Glenn Otto, David Peterson, J.B. Bukauskas, Kyle Wright

Catchers

Mike Rivera, Evan Skoug, KJ Harrison

Infielders

Evan White, Dalton Guthrie, Taylor Walls, Jake Burger, Devin Hairston

Outfielders

Jeren Kendall, Keston Hiura, Seth Beer, TJ Friedl

Travel Schedule

July 5-9 in Taiwan to play Taiwan

July 12-17 in Japan to play Japan

July 23-27 in Cuba to play Cuba

Last year’s roster included number one picks Corey Ray, Matt Thaiss, A.J. Puk, Zach Burdi and Anthony Kay. The 2010 team featured established major leaguers Jackie Bradley Jr, Sonny Gray, Gerrit Cole, Brad Miller and George Springer. Follow them and you will be watching the stars of the future in the major leagues.

What is a Chanticleer

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Now that Coastal Carolina has won the NCAA College World Series, myworld has been grasping with the origin of their team name the Chanticleer. According to the Coastal Carolina website a chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barn yard, greatly feared and respected by all. The pronunciation for Chanticleer is SHONT-ti-clear and the students refer to themselves as Chants (Shonts).

Coastal Carolina Wins the Championship

Friday, July 1st, 2016

In the NCAA football and basketball championships the odds of a team like Coastal Carolina winning a championship are pretty slim. Big schools with lots of scholarship opportunities are more likely to win those championships. Not in baseball, where scholarships are not as prevalent, allowing the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers to assemble a group of players to win the NCAA baseball championship. That will carry with them and the school for a long time.

The Chanticleers took advantage of two walks, a strikeout wild pitch to advance the runners to second and third and a double error (fielding and throwing) by the Wildcats second baseman Cody Ramer to score their first two runs. G.K. Young closed out the inning with a two run blast over the right field bullpen area to give Coastal an early 4-0 lead.

The Wildcats scrambled back with two runs in the bottom frame, also taking advantage of two walks and a fielding error to load the bases. Jared Oliva drove in two runs with a single.

The Wildcats made things interesting in the ninth inning, Zach Gibbons hitting a sacrifice fly to make it 4-3 and Ryan Aguilar doubling down the left field line to put the tying run on third. Alex Cunningham struck out Ryan Haug on a 3-2 pitch and the pile on began.

Andrew Beckwith pitched the first 5.2 innings to get credit for the win. That improved his record to 15-1, the most wins by a college pitcher in the NCAA. He won the MVP of the College World Series. No major league team thought the junior was good enough to draft in the 2016 draft. Perhaps that is a reflection of the quality of some of the major league teams scouting departments.

Coastal Carolina Sends it to a Game Three

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The Chanticleers nipped Arizona 5-4 to take the College World Series to a third game. Anthony Marks started the scoring with a two run single in the third and J.K. Young ended the scoring with a two run single in the eighth. Arizona almost came back in the bottom of the eighth, scoring twice and putting the tying run at second with the go ahead run on third. Cody Ramer popped out to end the threat.

Cameron Ming, the Wildcats shutdown reliever was victimized for the three runs in the eighth.

Arizona Shuts Down Coastal Carolina

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

In the opening match of the best two out of three JC Cloney threw a four hit complete game shutout to give the Wildcats a 3-0 win. Ryan Aguilar drove in two runs with RBI singles in the first and seventh innings and Mr. Reliable Zach Gibbons drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The shutout is the first to happen in the finals match.

Arizona needs just one win to secure their fifth NCAA championship. Coastal Carolina needs two wins to win their first championship.