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On July 19, we send Happy Birthday wishes to #VFL and current Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes. On his birthday today, Gomes went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Detroit and helped the Indians to a 6-2 win! He now owns a .269 average on the season and is hitting .295 with four doubles and three homers during the month of July.
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On Saturday morning, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team topped Chinese Taipei, 4-1, in the semifinal round of Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium. With the win, Team USA improves to 17-3-2 overall this summer and advances to the championship game on Sunday, facing the winner of a Japan-Netherlands matchup scheduled for Saturday evening.

UT's Christin Stewart produced another multi-hit game for Team USA, going 2-for-4 with a double, one walk and one RBI as the club's designated hitter. Entering Sunday's championship game, Stewart continues to lead the USA squad with a .394 average, 26 hits, 11 doubles and 16 RBI through his 20 games (17 starts) this summer.


The Honkbal Week Championship contest is set for Sunday at Pim Mulier Stadium, beginning at 2 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET). 

Team USA Shuts Out Chinese Taipei, 3-0

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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).

Happy Birthday - July 18: Minnock, Moberg and Ruff

A trio of birthdays to celebrate today on July 18, senior rower McDarragh Minnock, junior baseball player Jeff Moberg and recent track and field graduate Kianna Ruff


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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. 

Read more about it and watch the clip here:
- 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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