The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team shut out Chinese Taipei, 3-0, on Friday at Pim Mulier Stadium in the Netherlands. Team USA finished double round-robin play with a 5-1 record and by doing so, has now captured four shutout wins in its last six games.
Tennessee's Christin Stewart
went 1-for-3 with one walk in the win, hitting second in the lineup as Team USA's designated hitter. Stewart will enter playoff rounds holding a .387 average through 19 games (16 starts) this summer, while he continues to lead the club with 10 doubles and 24 hits. His 15 RBI also rank tied for first on the squad.
Team USA has now improved to 16-3-2 overall this summer and will advance to a sudden-death playoff round as the No. 1 seed, playing Chinese Taipei in semifinals on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET).