USA BASEBALL NEWS

15U

15U: Team USA Blasts Dominican Republic, 16-1

August 18, 2017
  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
United States 5 0 7 0 4 16  15 
Dominican Republic 1 0 0 0 0
Win: Hector (1-0)  Loss: Vidal
Box Score Play-by-Play Cumulative Stats

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA - The 15U National Team pushed its win streak to five games when it toppled the undefeated Dominican Republic, 16-1, on Thursday afternoon in the 2017 COPABE Pan Am "AA" Championships in Cartagena, Colombia. 

The United States (6-1) needed only five innings and an hour and 26 minutes to reach the necessary runs to take care of business.

Mac Guscette (Nokomis, Fla.) led all hitters in the shortened game, finishing 3-for-3 with two runs while Michael Brooks (Lake Worth, Fla.) and Petey Halpin (San Mateo, Calif.) had 2-for-3 days, scoring three times apiece.

Tanner Witt (Houston, Texas) and pitcher Rawley Hector (Van Alstyne, Texas) also tallied two hits on the day, with Witt finishing with a game-high four RBIs.

Hector threw an impressive game from the mound to keep the Dominican Republic hitters from finding any rhythm. He went the entire 5.0 innings, allowing just two hits, one walk and the lone run while striking out three on the day.

The Stars and Stripes wasted little time getting runs on to the scoreboard, putting a five spot up in their first at-bat. Masyn Winn (Kingwood, Texas) walked to start the top of the first off before Roc Riggio (Simi Valley, Calif.) singled and, thanks to an errant throw by the second basemen, made it to third with Winn scoring. Michael Moore (Leawood, Kans.) then hit a groundout RBI to plate Riggio.

Halpin got his first hit of the day in his first at-bat, making it to second when Brooks drew a four-pitch walk. Guscette then beat out the throw on an infield hit, but another rushed throwing error led to extra bases, getting Guscette to second and Brooks and Halpin across the plate.

Witt then made shot a bullet through the left side before Hector doubled down the left field - the third-straight hit of the order - to bring around Guscette.

The Dominican Republic would score their lone run in the bottom of the first thanks to one of their two hits on the day.

The U.S. wouldn't be able to respond until the third inning, but responded in a big way scoring seven runs to push the lead to 11.

Guscette got his second hit of the day when he laid down a gorgeous bunt down the third-base line to load the bases with Halpin at third and Brooks at second. After Witt brought one home after drawing a four-pitch walk, Hector sliced one to right field to bring in Brooks. Winn then knocked a two-RBI single to left field to plate Witt and Guscette.

Crow-Armstrong would come through with a sacrifice fly to score Hector before Moore used a throwing error to score himself as well as Riggio.

With the 15U team knowing what was at stake in the fifth, Crow-Armstrong led off the inning with a blast to center field before Halpin reached on a fielder's choice and Crow-Armstrong scored on a throwing error by the second basemen. Dylan Crews (Longwood, Fla.) then singled through the middle to score Halpin before Witt doubled to left field, scoring Crews and Brooks and ending the game there.

The streaking 15U National Team look to remain red-hot when they move to play Brazil in the final game of the Super Round on Friday, Aug. 18. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.

Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter for the most up-to-date news about the 15U National Team.

The COPABE Pan Am Championships is a World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Continental Championships and serves as a qualifier to the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup in 2018.

View More
15U

15U National Team Crowned World Champions

USA defeats host country Panama 7-1 Sunday
August 20, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
PAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 3
USA 6 0 0 1 0 0 X 7 3 1
Win: A. Painter Loss: J. Tejada  Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats | Full Game
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - Team USA claimed its first 15U World Cup Championship Sunday, downing host country Panama 7-1 in front of a sold-out crowd in the final game of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup at Estadio Kenny Serracin in David.


    

 

"This is an unbelievable, indescribable feeling to bring home the gold with this super-talented group," said manager Jason Maxwell. "Sometimes talent doesn't always win, but they all bought into the idea that hard work does. This feeling is something that I'll never forget.

I can't say enough about the hard work our staff put in. Manny Crespo, Troy Gerlach, and Adam Moseley are tremendous people. When I was announced as manager of this team, I felt like I had to put together a good baseball quality staff, but also good men, and that comes first. I am so appreciative of all their time and effort- all the countless hours they put in that people don't see- and everyone got rewarded tonight. I keep saying this, but it really is an indescribable feeling."

USA needed just three hits to secure the victory, taking advantage of three Panamanian errors. First baseman Brady House (Winder, Ga.), right fielder Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.), and center fielder Tyree Reed (Vallejo, Calif.) recorded the hits.

Starting pitcher Andrew Painter (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was solid through five and a third frames, striking out five.

The Stars and Stripes ignited early, taking advantage of back-to-back walks to Diaz and Schrier to lead off the frame, and then House pushed a ball through the right side to bring Diaz home. After Luke Leto was hit-by-pitch to load the bases, two straight Panamanian misplays cleared the bases, giving USA a 4-0 start. Hartle then came home on another single through the right side, this one courtesy of Clifford, and left fielder Ryan Spikes (Covington, Ga.), who reached on a fielder's choice, crossed home on a fielder's choice from catcher Charlie Saum (Ventura, Calif.).

Panama broke the shutout in the fourth, scoring after a leadoff double and groundout. USA quickly put the lead back to six, after right fielder Tyree Reed (Vallejo, Calif.) doubled to the right center gap, stole third, and came home on a fielder's choice from House.

Panama continued to threaten, leaving runners on in each of the final three frames.

Several USA players took home additional hardware, including shortstop Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.), who was named the World Cup Most Valuable Player and also took home the award for most runs and the batting title.

AWARDS
Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) (Tournament MVP) (Batting Title) (Most Runs Scored)
Sam Dutton (Rainbow City, Ala.) (Lowest ERA)
Brady House (Winder, Ga.) (Most RBI)

All-World Team
Andrew Painter (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) (Starting Pitcher)
Brady House (Winder, Ga.) (First Base)
Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.) (Third Base)
Ryan Spikes (Covington, Ga.) (Outfield)

View More
15U

Come-From-Behind Win Propels USA into World Championship

August 18, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
JAPAN 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1
USA 0 0 0 3 1 4 X 8 7 1
Win: S. Dutton  Loss: S. Kanai  Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats | Full Game
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - Team USA propelled itself into the gold medal game of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup Saturday, pulling off a thrilling come-from-behind 8-2 victory over Japan at Estadio Kenny Serracin in David.


    

 

Utility man Ryan Spikes (Covington, Ga.) sparked the offense, collecting two doubles and driving in the equalizer and go-ahead run in the fourth inning. Shortstop Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) blasted his second homer in as many games, while infielder Brady House (Winder, Ga.) drove in three with a double down the left field line.

Reliever Sam Dutton (Rainbow City, Ala.) picked up the victory, tossing three nearly flawless frames, allowing no hits and just one walk while striking out two and facing just one batter over his minimum.

The game started grim for USA, after a leadoff hit-by-pitch and three walks brought home a runner for Japan, and they then added another off a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Japan clung to the narrow lead until the bottom of that frame, where Schrier smacked his second long ball, and the first hit for USA on the day, in nearly the exact same spot over the left field wall. After House was beaned and infielder Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.) reached on a blooper to right field, Spikes found the perfect gap, sending the ball sailing to the left center fence to bring them both home and hand the Stars and Stripes their first lead of the day at 3-2.

Second baseman Davis Diaz (Pittsburg, Calif.) provided insurance, doubling to right field in the fifth and coming home on a bases-loaded wild pitch.

The squad added cushion in the sixth, when right fielder Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.) scored via a bases-loaded walk before House cleared them with a double sliced down the left field line to put USA on top 8-2.

USA will likely take on host country Panama in a rematch, slated for a 7:00 pm ET Sunday night showdown under the lights.

 

View More
15U

Hartle Hurls USA To 10-0 Shutout Over Cuba

August 17, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
USA 1 0 5 0 2 0 2 10 10 0
CUBA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Win: J. Hartle  Loss: J. Lorenzo Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats | Full Game

 

 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA- Team USA made it one step closer to medal contention, picking up its fourth shutout of the tournament by downing Chitre-pool top seed Cuba 10-0 Friday in the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup, held at Estadio Kenny Serracin in David.

Infielder Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) led the charge for the red, white, and blue, posting a triple and a homer and scoring three times. First baseman Brady House (Winder, Ga.) continued his dominance, turning in a 3-for-4 day with two runs and two RBI. Starting pitcher Josh Hartle (King, N.C.) held the Cuban offense that entered Super Round play with the top amongst the field, to just two hits through five innings, striking out three. Hartle also tripled, driving in three. Second baseman Davis Diaz (Pittsburg, Calif.) also scored twice while centerfielder Tyree Reed (Vallejo, Calif.) recorded two hits.

Relievers Sam Dutton (Rainbow City, Ala.) and TR Williams (Shenandoah, Va.) each worked a scoreless/hitless inning from the bullpen.

Schrier started things right away for USA, taking the second pitch of his at bat and blasting a long ball over the left field wall.

Cuba threatened with a pair of base runners in two separate frames, but the Stars and Stripes put up a five-spot in the third to add some cushion. Reed doubled to left center and after moving over on an infield single from Diaz, scored on a wild pitch.

Schrier walked and moved to third on an infield to third on single up the middle from House that scored Diaz, and after infielder Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.) reached on a fielder's choice turned error, all three came home courtesy of a massive in-the-gap triple from Hartle in right center.

USA added insurance in the fifth, again courtesy of Schrier, who tripled home Diaz who was hit-by-pitch. House then dropped a ball into shallow center to bring home Schrier.

The squad finalized the victory in the final frame, after a sacrifice fly from utility man Ryan Spikes (Covington, Ga.) brought in infielder Justin Colon, who laced a pinch-hit single through the left side to lead off the inning. A bases loaded walk to catcher Charlie Saum (Ventura, Calif.) brought home House, who singled again, for the final run.

USA will return to action again at 3:00 p.m. ET Saturday, taking on Chitre-pool second seed Japan.

 

View More
15U

Leto Leads USA to First Super Round Win

Team USA downs Dominican Republic 13-9
August 16, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
DR 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 7 9 2
USA 0 1 5 3 4 0 X 13 9 3
Win: C. Little  Loss: A. Luna Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats | Full Game
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - Led by utility player Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.), Team USA was victorious in its first game of Super Round play of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup, held at Estadio Kenny Serracin in David.

Leto was a perfect 3-for-3, scoring four times and driving in two. Shortstop Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) added three runs, and second baseman Davis Diaz (Pittsburg, Calif.) registered two hits with a pair of runs.

The Dominican jumped on USA early, taking advantage of back-to-back misplays to score three runs. The stars and stripes cut the lead in the bottom of the second, after Leto led off with an infield single to the shortstop and came around to score on a sacrifice fly from catcher Charlie Saum (Ventura, Calif.).

DR took the run back in the third using a pair of hits, before USA exploded with five runs in the third to take control of the contest.

After a walk to Schrier, a double from infielder Brady House (Winder, Ga.) moved him to third. A free pass to Leto loaded the bases, and then a second straight walk, this one to designated hitter Josh Hartle (King, N.C.), cut the deficit to two. House and Leto both came home courtesy of a laser to left field from utility man Ryan Spikes (Covington, Ga.) and tied the contest. The good guys then took the lead on a long single to right field from right fielder Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.) that brought home both Hartle and Spikes and put USA up 6-4.

The squad added cushion the following frame, plating three runs courtesy of a Diaz (Pittsburg, Calif.) single, took second on a throwing error, and moved to third on a balk. He scored, again courtesy of House, and then a double from Leto brought home Schrier, who walked, and Leto later scored on a wild pitch.

DR kept things interesting, using a pair of walks and singles combatted with a double to bring home two runs and cut the lead to 9-6, before a bases-loaded strikeout from reliever Gage Ziehl (Penfield, N.Y.) put out the threat.

USA added some cushion, as centerfielder Tyree Reed (Vallejo, Calif.), who walked, came home on a Diaz double, Diaz scored on a wild pitch, Schrier on Leto's triple, and Leto on a passed ball.

Dominican threatened again, scoring in the seventh and leaving two men on before Leto came in to close out the victory.

USA returns to action at 3:00 p.m. ET Friday, taking on Chitre-pool top seed Cuba.

View More
15U

USA Advances to Supers with 8-0 Win Wednesday

August 15, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
BRAZIL  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
USA 4 0 1 0 0 3 X 8 11 2
Win: A. Painter Loss: M. Ribiero  Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats | Full Game
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - Team USA advanced to the Super Round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup after defeating Brazil 8-0 Wednesday, in a continuation from Monday's rainout at Estadio Kenny Serracin.

Tuesday night's hero Brady House (Winder, Ga.) had another big day, going 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Shortstop Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) scored three times with a pair of hits and three stolen bases. Outfielder Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.) recorded two hits and designated hitter Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.) also drove in two.

Starter Andrew Painter (Pompano Beach, Fla.) was strong, striking out eight in 4.1 innings while surrendering just one walk.

USA came out ignited, plating four runs in the first inning Monday. After back-to-back hit-by-pitches to Schrier and House, each advanced on a passed ball. A groundout down to second from Leto brought Schrier home and got USA on the board. House then scored on a single that dropped into left field from first baseman Josh Hartle (King, N.C.), and a single up the middle from Clifford scored both Tommy DiLandri (Las Vegas) (who boarded after also being beaned) and Hartle to give the stars and stripes some cushion.

The squad continued to pressure Wednesday, scoring again in the fourth. After Schrier singled to left field, he swiped two bags and came home on a single to right center from House. USA then added three in the sixth, with second baseman Davis Diaz (Pittsburg, Calif.) coming home, again courtesy of Brady House and back-to-back sacrifice flies from Leto and DiLandri.

The Stars and Stripes will face Cuba, Japan, and Dominican Republic, who all advanced from the Chitre pool, in crossover games beginning Thursday in David.

 

View More
15U

House Plays Hero in 4-1 Victory Over Panama

August 15, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
USA 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 0
PAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1
Win: C. Lansville Loss: P. Munoz Save: B. House
Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats | Full Game
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - Team USA moved back into the win column Tuesday night, taking down host country Panama 4-1 in the opening round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup at Estadio Kenny Seracin in David.

Infielder Brady House (Winder, Ga.) delivered a dynamic performance, blasting the squad's first round tripper of the tournament and earning a save with the final out in the seventh. House registered two hits, while shortstop Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) drove in two.

Starter Cale Lansville (Denver, Colo.) was dominant through five and a third, allowing just two hits while striking out two facing just one batter over his minimum. Reliever Gage Ziehl (Penfield, N.Y.) also fanned two across 1.1 innings of work.

The stars and stripes took an early lead thanks to House's first-pitch moonshot that bounced on the roof of the parking garage behind left field. In the second, after a walk to right fielder Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.) and a hit-by-pitch to center fielder Tyree Reed (Vallejo, Calif.) put two on, Schrier ripped the ball to right center, bringing them both home and adding cushion for USA.

Panama broke the potential shutout in the fourth, picking up their first hit of the contest with a leadoff single and then scoring on a double to center field.

They threatened again in the seventh after back-to-back walks after three straight walks loaded the bases with two outs before House induced a grounder down to third base to get the fielder's choice force out and save the contest.

USA returns to action at 10:00 a.m. ET for the resumption of their contest with Brazil. Play will resume exactly as it was left Monday, with two runners on and 4-0 lead for USA in the first.

 

View More
15U

USA-Brazil Postponed to Wednesday

August 13, 2018

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA -- Team USA's contest with Brazil was halted in the first inning Monday afternoon at Estadio Kenny Seracin due to inclement weather. The contest was the fourth of the opening round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 World Cup for USA.

The stars and stripes currently lead 4-0 with two men on and two outs in the bottom of the first, and play will resume with that very situation on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. ET. USA currently sits at 2-1 in the World Cup, and will face undefeated Panama on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

For updates and schedule changes, follow the @USABaseball15U Twitter account.

View More
15U

15U National Team Suffers 2-1 Setback Sunday

August 12, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
USA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 2
CHINESE TAIPEI 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 2 7 2
Win: S. Peng Loss: J. Hartle Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats | Full Game
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - Team USA (2-1) suffered its first setback of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup, dropping a tight 2-1 affair to Chinese Taipei (3-0) Sunday at Estadio Kenny Seracin in the province of David, Panama.

The stars and stripes were held to just six hits, with shortstop Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) as the only multi-hit performer of the day. Infielder Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.) plated the then-tying run.

The contest was a pitcher's duel through four and a half frames, until Taipei broke the blank, using a leadoff double, a wild pitch, and a right side single.

The lead was short lived, as USA tied things up the following inning. Leto led off with a perfectly placed bunt down the third base line, stole second, and moved to third on another bunt, this one by outfielder Tommy DiLandri (Las Vegas). Leto plated the equalizer on a sacrifice fly from right fielder Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.), and USA continued to threaten, leaving two men on in the frame.

Chinese Taipei wasted no time responding, taking advantage of a bases-loaded walk to plate the eventual game winner in the sixth.

USA returns to action Monday, taking on Brazil at 3:00 p.m. ET.

 

View More
15U

USA Blanks Germany 10-0 Saturday

August 11, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
GERMANY 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
USA 1 5 3 1 X 10 7 1

Win: C. Little Loss: L. Helmig Save: None

Box Score | Play-by-Play | World Cup Stats
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - Team USA improved to 2-0 in their section of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 Baseball World Cup®, held at Estadio Kenny Seracin in the province of David, Panama.

Corner outfielders Tommy DiLandri (Las Vegas) and Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.) each turned in two-hit days, with DiLandri doubling and scoring twice and Clifford one of each. Infielder Davis Diaz (Pittsburg, Calif.) also scored twice and drove in two, and starter Christian Little (University City, Mo.) picked up the win, allowing just one hit and striking out three over three innings.

The squad tacked on a run in the opening frame, as Diaz, who was walked, came home on a left field single from first baseman Brady House (Winder, Ga.).

USA added cushion in the second, plating five runs. DiLandri led off with a double, took third on a passed ball, then scored on the first of three balks issued during the frame. After a single from Clifford down the right field line and back-to-back hit-by-pitches to catcher Charlie Saum (Ventura, Calif.) and center fielder Tyree Reed (Vallejo, Calif.), another walk to Diaz brought in a run and then a bases-clearing misplay in center field on a connection from third baseman Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.) brought in three more, giving the good guys a 6-0 lead.

Back-to-back doubles from DiLandri and Clifford opened the third, as Clifford later came home courtesy of an infield single from shortstop Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) and Reed, who singled earlier in the frame, scored on a sac fly from Diaz.

The final run of the run-rule shortened contest came in the fourth, when Leto walked, took second on a wild pitch, stole third, and scored on a failed pickoff attempt.

USA returns to action Sunday, facing Chinese Taipei in another early morning contest, slated for 11:00 a.m. ET.

 

View More
15U

USA Dominates 27-0 in WBSC Opener

August 10, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 R H E
CHINA 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
USA 3 14 3 7 X 27 13 1

Win: S. Dutton Loss: Huadanzhaxi Save: None

Box Score | Play-by-Play | Highlights | Full Game
 

CHIRIQUI, PANAMA - The 15U National Team opened play in the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-15 Baseball World Cup® Friday, dominating China 27-0 at Estadio Kenny Seracin in the province of David, Panama.

Team USA was led offensively by first baseman Josh Hartle (King, N.C.), who went 3-for-5 with three runs and five RBI. Designated hitter Luke Leto (Portage, Mich.) doubled twice, scored four times and also drove in four. Second baseman Davis Diaz (Pittsburg, Calif.) and outfielder Tyree Reed (Vallejo, Calif.) also plated four runs each.

Right hander Sam Dutton (Rainbow City, Ala.) got the Opening Round start, striking out six in three innings of work. The bullpen duo of Rheego McIntosh (Temacula, Calif.) and Gage Ziehl (Penfield, N.Y.) kept the shutout intact, each tossing a scoreless frame and picking up a strikeout.

The Stars and Stripes wasted no time getting on the board, plating three runs in the opening frame.

After leadoff man Cody Schrier (San Clemente, Calif.) walked, Leto ripped his first of two doubles, moving Schrier to third. Both then scored on a single to left center from Hartle, who himself came around on a single to shallow left center from right fielder Ryan Clifford (Raleigh, N.C.).

USA dominated in the second, scoring 14 times off six hits and four errors, including back-to-back doubles from Hartle, and a triple from third baseman Brady House (Winder, Ga.). The squad then continued to add cushion, adding three runs in the third and seven in the fourth.

Utility man Ryan Spikes (Covington, Ga.) tripled and catcher Karson Bowen (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) collected two hits to round out the USA offense.

USA continues pool play Saturday, facing Germany at 11:00 a.m.

View More