Team USA Blanks Chinese Taipei in Crucial Win

The U.S. scored in every inning while allowing only one hit

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HERMOSILLO, Mexico. – The USA Baseball 15U National Team impressed on both sides of the plate in its 10-0 five-inning win over Chinese Taipei on Friday at Estadio Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. The win moves the U.S. to 3-1 in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-15 Baseball World Cup Super Round.

Strong hitting, spectacular pitching, and sound defense earned the stars and stripes’ third Super Round win, setting up a must-see game against Cuba on Saturday.

The U.S. scored in every inning, plating three in the first, one in the second, and two every inning after that, highlighted by a John Short (Anaheim, Calif.) home run to left center in the bottom of the third.

Carson Bolemon (Greenville, S.C.) was locked-in from the first pitch to the last, going the distance with 5.0 innings of one hit baseball and four strikeouts. Bolemon carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and would’ve carried a perfect game if not for one hit batter.

Every Team USA batter reached safely at least once in the game, seven by hits and two via walk. Coy James (Advance, N.C.) continued his impressive World Cup, collecting two more hits, two runs scored, a double, and an RBI. Ethan Holliday (Stillwater, Okla.) got the scoring started with a two-RBI bases-loaded single in the bottom of the first inning, while Andrew Costello (Fariview, Pa.), James Tronstein (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Short each recorded an RBI of their own.


  • Back-to-back singles and a walk from Coy James, Andrew Costello, and Brady Ebel loaded the bases for Ethan Holliday who laced a single through the right side to drive in two and give Team USA an early lead.
  • Brady Murrietta made the score 3-0 in the stars and stripes’ favor, hitting into a double play but driving in Brady Ebel.
  • Alex Harrington started the bottom of the second with a double and would come around to score two batters later thanks to a James Tronstein single, putting Team USA ahead, 4-0.
  • In the bottom of the third inning, a Chinese Taipei error gave Team USA a 5-0 lead before John Short made the score read 6-0 by launching a home run to left center field.
  • James Tronstein walked to start the bottom of the fourth and immediately came around to score when Coy James hit an RBI-double to right center. James scored via balk two batters later to give the U.S. an 8-0 lead.
  • Two walks and a sacrifice bunt had Grady Emerson and James Tronstein standing on second and third only for Andrew Costello to drive one of them home and the other scored via error, giving Team USA the 10-0 lead and the win.


  • Carson Bolemon earned his first win of the World Cup pitching all five innings and only allowing one hit while striking out four.
  • Coy James continued his impressive World Cup, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI-double.
  • Ethan Holliday had a two-RBI day, going 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk.
  • John Short hit his first home run of the World Cup, sending a ball to deep left center in the bottom of the third inning.
  • Alex Harrington stole his eighth base in seven games and recorded a double on the day.
  • Every Team USA hitter reached base safely at least once, seven coming by way of hit and the other two earning walks.

The 2022 15U National Team will face Cuba in the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup Super Round Saturday, September 2 at 6:00 pm ET/3:00 pm local time at Estadio Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico.

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