March 8, 2009

USA trounces Venezuela 15-6

Team USA's victory over Venezuela tonight advanced them into the second round of the tournament.  They will play the winner of the Canada/Venezuela game to win Pool C outright. 

Melvin Mora's RBI single in the third marked the first run of the game and held the lead after both teams exchanged two runs in the fourth.

The only Yankee on team USA, Derek Jeter, replaced Jimmy Rollins in the bottom of the 5th and USA promptly went on to rally for eight runs in the top of the sixth.  Jeter walked during that rally and scored a run, but flied out and popped out to complete his line for the game. 

USA pounded out five more runs in the final three innings totalling 15 runs and 16 hits.

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