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Stanford's Mooneyham helps Collegiate National Team sweep Korea in baseball series

 

Stanford's Brett Mooneyham made his first start for the Collegiate National Team, his second appearance of the summer, during a 5-3 baseball victory over Korea on Sunday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. The triumph by Team USA completed a five-game sweep of Korea as the Americans improved to 6-0 this summer.

Mooneyham pitched a scoreless first inning before the game was halted by 70-minute rain delay. After the game resumed, Team USA scored a pair of quick runs to take a 2-0 lead in the first.

Mooneyham didn't figure in the decision, which went to Sean Gilmartin of Florida State. Gilmartin work 3 1/3 innings in relief of Mooneyham. The pitching staff combined for 12 strikeouts, its fourth double-digit effort of the season.

The Collegiate National Team will hit the road for the rest of its summer tour, next playing on Tuesday in Omaha, Neb., for a nine-inning game against the Omaha Diamond Spirit.

Softball

Recent Cardinal graduate Alissa Haber was voted the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Female Athlete of the Month for June 2010, based on her record-breaking play at the 2010 ISF Women's World Championship in Caracas, Venezuela.

The USA Softball Women's National Team was also selected as June 2010's Team of the Month for its performances leading to a seventh consecutive World Gold Medal.

Haber made her presence known in her first appearance at Worlds, setting several records while helping Team USA to a ninth overall World Championship on July 2. Haber's most impressive performance at Worlds came on June 17 against 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Australia. She went 3-for-3, hitting two doubles, with one run and four RBI.

In total for the month, Haber played seven games, starting all in the outfield. She went 14-for-20 at the plate with one walk for a .700 average (.615 for the event overall). Even excluding the two World Championship games that fell in July, Haber set the record for most RBI in a World Championship, scoring 19 (20 overall) to push her past another Stanford alum, Jessica Mendoza's 16.

Haber ranks fourth for most career RBI at Worlds, trailing three-time World team member Mendoza by only 10 RBI. Haber is now tied for first for the most doubles in a single Worlds, hitting all seven in June, and is second for most hits with 14 of 16 also coming in June.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports

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