Team USA Routes Guam, 13-1

Stars and stripes sit atop Group C heading into final day

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HERMOSILLO, Mexico. – The USA Baseball 15U National Team recorded six extra base hits in a 13-1 victory over Guam on Sunday at Estadio Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. The win improved Team USA to 3-0 in World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-15 Baseball World Cup pool play.

The red, white, and blue won by double-digits for the second time in three days, paced by 11 hits from the plate and 11 strikeouts from the mound. Team USA jumped ahead early, taking advantage of Guam wild pitches and didn’t falter. Guam was held to two hits and remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, crossing the plate via bases-loaded walk.

As a team, the stars and stripes recorded a combined .440 average on 11 hits, six extra-base hits, six walks and added seven stolen bases.

Ryan Mitchell (Germantown, Tenn.) had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base, and four RBIs. Andrew Costello (Fairview, Pa.) filled the stat sheet with one double, one triple, one walk, one stolen base, one RBI, and two runs. Ethan Holliday (Stillwater, Okla.) stayed hot, with a two double, two RBI performance.

Chandler Hart (Allen, Texas) got the start today and whirled 3.0 innings, only allowed one hit and struck out seven. Alexander Mercurius (Las Vegas, Nev.) earned the win with a hitless fourth inning of work.


  • Team USA jumped out to a four-run lead in the first as Alex Harrington and Andrew Costello scored on wild pitches before John Short doubled home Brady Ebel and later scored on a wild pitch.
  • To start the scoring in the second inning, Ryan Mitchell doubled up the middle to plate Ryan Harwood and James Tronstein. A few pitches later, Mitchell would score on a passed ball, making it 7-0, in Team USA’s favor**.**
  • Ryan Mitchell added to his RBI total in the top of the third, singling home Ryan Harwood to put Team USA ahead 8-0.
  • Andrew Costello sent a double down the left field line to score Ryan Mitchell and give Team USA a 9-0 lead.
  • Ryan Mitchell came through yet again in the top of the fifth with a sacrifice fly to score Alex Harrington, giving the U.S. a 10-0 lead.
  • Sebastian Norman made his mark on the game, driving in Andrew Costello with an RBI-single, to give Team USA an 11-0 advantage.
  • Ethan Holliday sent a ball over the right fielder for a double, sending Sebastian Norman and Brady Ebel home to put the U.S. ahead 13-0.
  • Guam drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the fifth for its first and only run of the game.


  • Ryan Mitchell led the offense with four RBIs, going 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored.
  • Andrew Costello went 2-for-3 with one double, one triple, one walk, one stolen base and two runs scored.
  • Ethan Holliday recorded two doubles to go with two RBIs on the day.
  • Ryan Harwood had a two hit day, adding a stolen base and two runs scored.
  • Alex Harrington was opportunistic on the base path, recording three steals.
  • Chandler Hart recorded seven strikeouts in 3.0 innings of one hit ball.
  • Alexander Mercurius earned the win in 1.0 innings of relief work, striking out one.
  • Team USA moved to 3-0 in pool play and sits atop the Group C standings.

The 2022 15U National Team will wrap Pool Play in the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup facing off against Puerto Rico on August 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Estadio Hector Espino in Hermosillo, Mexico.

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