United States Juniors Beat Puerto Rico

In a game that had been postponed because of rain, with Puerto Rico ahead 2-0, the United States rallied to score the games remaining eight runs to win 8-2.  Technically, it extends the shutout streak of the United States pitching, but the stats will probably be credited towards a few days ago, when the game should have been played.  The United States will now go into the second round 2-0, matching Canada as the two only undefeated teams.

When the game was suspended the United States had the bases loaded with no outs after Puerto Rico had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the frame.  The United States scored four runs to take the lead for good.  Jesse Winker and Clate Schmidt combined to throw five innings of shutout ball to allow Troy Conyers to get credit for the victory.  The offensive stars were Mikey White (3 for 5) and Addison Russell (2 for 2 with 2 RBIs).

The loss by Puerto Rico allowed Colombia and Mexico to advance to the second round.  The United States opens the second round against Panama.

You can read more about the game at: http://web.usabaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111124&content_id=26039350&vkey=news_usab&gid=

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