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Team USA Defeats Chinese Taipei, 4-0

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On Monday, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team posted another shutout win, 4-0, over Chinese Taipei at Pim Mulier Stadium. With the victory, Team USA's pitching staff has now allowed just one run over the first three games played during Honkbal Week. 

#Vols Christin Stewart started as designated hitter for Team USA, batting second in the lineup vs. Chinese Taipei. He went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI in the game, putting USA on the board early in the first inning. Following today's performance, Stewart holds a .357 average and a team-leading 10 doubles, while his 13 RBI rank second-best on the club.


The Collegiate National Team will continue with the second half of a double round-robin tournament on Tuesday against Japan, with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) at Pim Mulier Stadium.
Happy Birthday wishes on July 13 to outfielder Johnny Youngblood!

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Team USA No-Hits Netherlands

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The US Collegiate National Team no-hit the Netherlands on Saturday in a 3-0 victory. The no-hitter marks the third in the history of the Collegiate National Team and the first on international soil. Both of the previous no-hitters came in Cary, North Carolina, where Team USA held Korea hitless in 2010, and no-hit Guatemala in 2009.

#Vols own Christin Stewart started and hit second in the lineup, going 1-for-4 with one run scored as Team USA's designated hitter against the Netherlands.

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The Collegiate National Team will observe an off day before continuing the tournament on Monday, July 14, as Team USA takes on the Chinese Taipei squad with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. local (8 a.m. ET).
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#VFL Chase Headley smashed a solo home run to left field on Thursday night, ending Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw's 41-inning scoreless streak (since June 13). Headley's blast tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth, before Kershaw and the Dodgers went on to take a 2-1 victory at Dodger Stadium.

Headley continues his recent hot streak this week, as the third baseman is hitting .379 (14-for-39) through nine games in July. In his seven games since July 4, he is 12-for-30 (.400) with four RBIs. 

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- Video via MLB.com: Headley's solo dinger

Right-handed relief pitcher and #VFL Matt Ramsey was recently acquired by the Miami Marlins from the Tampa Bay organization in exchange for three international bonus pool slots. On Tuesday night, Ramsey reported to Double A Jacksonville and threw two perfect innings in his debut. In 25 total appearances between Jacksonville and the Rays' Double A Montgomery this year, he is 3-0 with a 1.01 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched.

Read more on Ramsey's move from the Jacksonville Suns Baseball Network: Matt Ramsey Joins Jacksonville
Former Vol right-hander R.A. Dickey threw seven scoreless frames last night en route to a 4-0 Blue Jays victory over the Angels in Anaheim. Dickey (7.0,4,0,0,1,5) improved to 7-8 on the season with the win, as he retired 12 straight batters from the second through the sixth inning. His 19 starts and 99 total strikeouts this year lead Toronto's squad entering today's game.

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Stewart & Team USA Close Home Slate With 7-0 Win

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The US Collegiate National Team featuring Tennessee's Christin Stewart played its final game on American soil on Tuesday and posted a 7-0 win over Japan. Stewart came on late in the game and drew a walk. 

The win improves Team USA's record to 11-2-2 on the summer as it prepares to head to the Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week in the Netherlands, July 11-20.

After 15 games in the States, Stewart is hitting .362 going 17-for-47. His 17 hits are second on the squad. He has posted a team-high eight doubles and smacked two homers to go with 12 RBIs, second-most on the team. Stewart leads the team in slugging percentage at .660 and has a .455 on-base percentage. 


Stewart Starts, Draw Walk In 7-5 USA Loss

Tennessee's Christin Stewart started in left field and went 0-for-3 with a walk as Team USA's Collegiate National Team dropped a 7-5 decision to Japan on Monday night in Wilson, N.C. 


The Collegiate National Team will close out its stay in the States on Tuesday when it concludes out its series against Japan with a 6 p.m. showdown at Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington, N.C.

Stewart Drives In Run In USA Win


Christin Stewart had a run-scoring double as the US Collegiate National Team posted a 10-0 win over Japan on Sunday night in Thomasville, N.C. Stewart went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in the win. He is hitting .386 with 17 hits, two homers and a team-best 12 RBIs. 


The Collegiate National Team and Japan will return to the diamond on Monday when they travel to Wilson, N.C., for a 7 p.m. showdown at Fleming Stadium, home of the CPL's Wilson Tobs.

Happy Birthday - July 6: Harper, Palardy, Johnson, Serrano

Happy Birthday to football VFLs Alvin Harper and Michael Palardy, rowing VFL Erika Johnson and Tennessee baseball rising sophomore Kyle Serrano!

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