Team USA Clinches Series with Japan

MUTIGERS.COM <i>Tim Jamieson has guided Team USA to an 11-1 record so far this summer.</i>
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Tim Jamieson has guided Team USA to an 11-1 record so far this summer.
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July 7, 2011

DURHAM, N.C. - The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, led by Mizzou head coach Tim Jamieson, has clinched a series win with Japan after defeating the Japanese National Team in the first three games of the five-game series. Team USA has won a pair of one-run games in that span and also used an 8-2 win to clinch the series. Team USA won game one, 7-6, coming back from a five-run deficit, and then swept a doubleheader with Japan on July 5 with scores of 8-2 and 4-3.

Team USA and Japan were supposed to resume their series yesterday, but rain forced a cancellation of the game after two and a half innings. The teams will play in the series finale on Friday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., the home of the NCAA Men's College World Series. The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets to the game, visit web.usabaseball.com.

So far this summer, Jamieson has done an outstanding job managing Team USA. The team has played 12 games and lost just one; the lone loss came against NECBL All-Stars at Fenway Park. Team USA has outscored its opponents, 84-33, this summer and the team is hitting .286 with a .386 OBP. Also, the pitching staff has done well, putting together a staff ERA of 1.95 in 106.0 innings pitched. The staff was led by Mizzou's very own Friday night starter, Eric Anderson, who leads the team in wins (two), innings pitched (12.0) and ERA (0.00) while allowing no earned runs and just eight hits. He also struck out seven batters in his two starts with Team USA as well.

MUTigers.com will have a complete recap of Friday's game with Japan and for all the updates from Omaha, be sure to follow @MUTigerBaseball and @USABaseballCNT on twitter.

 

 

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