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Stanford's Mooneyham gets baseball win for the USA Collegiate National Team

 

Stanford sophomore Brett Mooneyham scattered three hits over five innings and George Springer (Connecticut) collected two hits and drove in three runs to pace the Collegiate National Team to an 8-4 win over the Omaha Diamond Spirit of the MINK League on Tuesday night at E.A. Fricke Field in Papillion, Neb.

With the win, Team USA improves to 7-0 on the summer.

Mooneyham (1-0), who allowed a run on two hits in the first inning, struck out four with no walks and allowed just one more base hit over the next four frames. Kyle Winkler (Texas Christian) tossed the final four innings allowing three runs (all earned) on five this with five punch outs and a walk.

Springer, who played all three positions in the outfield Tuesday, singled in the fourth with the bases loaded pushing CNT's lead to 5-0. After Brian Johnson (Florida) walked with the bases juiced, Springer sent a 1-2 offering back up the middle scoring Nolan Fontana (Florida) and Ryan Wright (Louisville) extending the lead to 5-0.

Drew Maggi's (Arizona State) pinch hit bunt single scored Johnson and Peter O'Brien reached on a fielding error by third baseman Dan Smolinski producing two more runs for an 8-1 lead.

The Diamond Spirit made things interesting in the eighth inning scoring three runs to cut the lead in half at 8-4.

-- Palo Alto Online Sports/USA Baseball

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