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USA baseball maintains its summer success

 

The United States National Collegiate baseball team overwhelmed China, 11-0, in the quarterfinals of the FISU World University Championships in Yokohama Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday night.

USA (4-0, 15-2) advances to the semifinals and will play the winner of Chinese Taipei-Japan on Thursday.

Oregon's Tyler Anderson earned his first win of the summer after keeping China off the board in five innings of work. The left-hander allowed two hits and struck out six. Texas Christian's Kyle Winkler was also impressive, striking out four of the seven batters he faced in two innings of relief.

Jason Esposito extended his current hit streak to nine games with a single in the fourth. Ryan Wright, who owns a five-game hit streak, extended his team lead with his fourth multi-RBI contest. Brad Miller's 2-for-3 performance at the plate increased his batting average to a team-best .441 (15-for-34).

It was the 11th time the U.S. has held an opponent to one or fewer runs. Team USA's pitching staff, which includes Stanford junior Brett Mooneyham, has an impressive 1.19 ERA and has struck out 176 batters, while walking just 36.

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