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USA Baseball World Cup Team Wins USOC Award

UNITED STATES – The U.S. Olympic Committee recently announced that the USA World Cup Baseball Team as the September Team of the Month.

Nearly 1,500 votes were cast by followers of the USOC’s Twitter site (@USOlympic). The Twitter votes account for ten percent of the final tally, with a voting panel of U.S. Olympic family members comprising the remainder.

USA Baseball’s Professional Team was named USOC Team of the Month after winning the IBAF World Cup for the fourth time. Team USA defeated Cuba 10-5 in the final in Nettuno, Italy on Sept. 27.

Comprised of the best minor league players, the team outscored opponents 118-42 and reeled off 14 consecutive victories after dropping the World Cup opener to Venezuela.

Team USA was led by Texas Rangers top prospect Justin Smoak (Goose Creak S.C.). The slugging first baseman, who was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, finished the World Cup with nine home runs and 22 RBIs.

Team Voting Results:

1. USA World Cup Team, Baseball
2. U.S. Women’s National Team, Hockey
3. Junior Pan American Team, Diving

For more information, please contact the USOC Communications Division at (719) 866-4529.

Photo courtesy of Ratti/FIBS

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