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Team USA wins Border Battle! —> 2014 Border Battle Update and report from the week!

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Report, box score links, schedules, pictures, archived game video and more!

 

 
 
 
 

Men's Slow Pitch National Teams – 2014 Links

Link to the 2014 Team USA

Link to the 2014 USA Future Stars

Link to the 2014 Team Canada and Canada Selects

Link to SportsCanada.tv  where border battle games will be livestreamed

Link to Border Battle Schedule in Canada

 


 

The pay per view of the Border Battle livestream looked great on my 56 inch tv!

Team USA went 9-0 on the week including 3 wins over the USA Future Stars, a win over Canada Select, and an 18-9 win over Team Canada in the Border Battle showdown Saturday.  The team had some slow starts including a game vs the Canada Selects where they were tied at 18-18 going into the 7th inning and they scored 17 runs to win!  But overall Team USA took care of business and won every game.  They were led by leadoff hitter Bryson Baker who had an .814 batting average 12 homers and 37 RBI.  

# 2014 Team USA GP PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R HBP ROE FC CI BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
5 Brian Zirkle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Scott Kirby 2 3 3 3 2 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
4 Bryson Baker 9 44 43 35 17 6 0 12 37 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.814 0.795 1.791 2.586
21 Luis Reyna 9 39 35 26 13 4 3 6 22 27 0 0 2 0 4 0 0.743 0.769 1.543 2.312
17 Robert Blackburn 8 26 25 19 9 6 0 4 14 16 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.760 0.769 1.480 2.249
44 Brett Helmer 5 20 15 11 4 2 0 5 14 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.733 0.750 1.867 2.617
12 Brian Wegman 9 43 39 28 13 7 0 8 21 28 0 1 0 0 4 0 0.718 0.744 1.513 2.257
22 Chris Larsen 8 22 21 15 2 3 1 9 23 14 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.714 0.727 2.238 2.965
3 Brandon Dillon 9 40 37 26 13 7 0 6 17 21 0 1 1 0 3 0 0.703 0.725 1.378 2.103
41 Denny Crine 9 35 32 22 12 3 0 7 19 17 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.688 0.714 1.438 2.152
30 Kevin Filby 9 43 37 27 7 7 0 13 39 26 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.730 0.698 1.973 2.671
14 Kevin Bazat 9 38 34 21 12 8 0 1 13 19 0 0 4 0 4 0 0.618 0.658 0.941 1.599
1 Jeff McGavin 9 30 23 12 10 2 0 0 11 14 0 1 0 0 4 0 0.522 0.533 0.609 1.142
38 Donovan Pokraka 9 24 20 9 4 3 0 2 8 11 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.450 0.458 0.900 1.358
25 LC Watson 7 16 16 7 2 2 1 2 7 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.438 0.438 1.062 1.500
8 Travis Clark 6 21 19 8 4 1 0 3 11 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.421 0.429 0.947 1.376
Totals 9 444 399 269 124 61 5 79 258 258 0 7 11 0 34 1 0.674 0.682 1.446 2.129

Team USA's starting lineup for the Border Battle game against Team Canada

Team Canadas starting lineup for the Border Battle game vs Team USA

 


 

The USA Future Stars went 3-4 on the week, beating Team Quebec, Team Canada, and Canada Selects but losing to Team USA 3 times and the Northeast Ohio All Stars.  The futures were led by Chris Greinert who batted .750 had 12 homers and 25 RBI and middle infielder Mike Umschied who batted .667 with 8 homers and 22 RBI.

# 2014 Future Stars GP PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R HBP ROE FC CI BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
33 Chris Greinert 7 28 28 21 5 3 1 12 25 18 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.750 0.750 2.214 2.964
12 Dave Kessler 7 20 20 15 8 4 0 3 9 11 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.750 0.750 1.400 2.150
44 Dale Brungardt 7 29 26 18 7 1 1 9 17 16 0 0 2 0 3 0 0.692 0.724 1.846 2.570
21 Mike Umscheid 7 30 27 18 5 5 0 8 22 18 0 0 2 0 3 0 0.667 0.700 1.741 2.441
9 Neil Haglund 7 23 22 15 5 2 0 8 17 12 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.682 0.696 1.864 2.559
18 Andy Vitcak 4 13 12 8 5 3 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.667 0.692 0.917 1.609
5 Brian Zirkle 7 26 24 16 9 2 1 4 8 17 0 0 3 0 2 0 0.667 0.692 1.333 2.026
2 Westy Guill 6 17 17 11 5 2 0 4 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.647 0.647 1.471 2.118
10 Jonathan Lenz 7 25 24 14 11 3 0 0 8 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.583 0.600 0.708 1.308
11 Cory Large 7 27 24 13 4 5 1 3 9 15 0 0 2 0 3 0 0.542 0.593 1.208 1.801
4 Adam Rockoff 7 21 21 12 6 0 1 5 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.571 0.571 1.381 1.952
15 Kyle Pearson 7 27 25 12 4 3 1 4 11 12 0 0 1 0 2 0 0.480 0.519 1.160 1.679
16 Faron Miller 4 9 7 3 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.429 0.444 0.429 0.873
13 Cameron Cox 4 10 10 4 3 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.400 0.400 0.700 1.100
Totals 7 305 287 180 80 33 6 61 156 157 0 0 14 0 17 0 0.627 0.646 1.422 2.068

 

Team USA Futures with Canada Select

 



 

Team USA Box Score Links

 

Future Stars Box Score Links

 

Saturday, July 26th

Team USA 18  Team Canada 9 – Kitchener, Canada – (Wind blowing in kept score low.  Helmer 2 HR, 6 RBI in first two at bats)

USA Future Stars 22  Canada Selects 3  (Futures dominate)

Friday, July 25th

Team USA 30  Team Quebec 14 – Kitchener, Canada – (USA was down 10-1)

USA Future Stars 18  HomeRunSports 3 – Kitchener, Canada – (Futures with an easy one)

Team USA 34  USA Future Stars 19 – Kitchener, Canada

Thursday, July 24th

Team USA 35  Canada Selects 22  – Kitchener, Canada  (USA was tied 18-18 going to 7th inning)

Team USA 37  Team Europe 11 box score – Kitchener, Canada

Future Stars 30  Team Quebec 14 – Kitchener, Canada

Future Stars 33  Team Canada 25 – Kitchener, Canada

Tuesday, July 22nd

Team USA 13  Future Stars 11 box score (only played 4 innings) – Parma, Ohio – (Walk off homer by Chris Larsen)

Team USA 45  Northeast Ohio All Stars 21 – Parma, Ohio  (USA got off to huge start)

Northeast Ohio All Stars 31  Future Stars 25 – Parma, Ohio – (Futures beaten by local all star team)

Monday, July 21st

Team USA 25  Future Stars 18 – Midland, MI – (4 homers by Luis Reyna)

Team USA 21  Team Wallace 5 – Midland, MI

 

 


 

Video clips of Midland, Michigan and Parma, Ohio games 

 

2014 Team USA and Futures picture album

 

 


 

Tuesday July 22, 2014
James Day Nike Park – 11828 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma, Ohio

 

Below is USA Nationals vs. Cleveland All Stars from Nike Park in Parma, Ohio
 

Below is USA Futures vs. Cleveland All Stars from Nike Park in Parma, Ohio
 

 
Below is Team USA vs. USA Futures from Nike Park in Parma, Ohio

 

 

Northeast Ohio All Stars
 
 
 
Future Stars
 
 
 
Future Stars managers Billy Messina and Rob Humphrey
 
 
The Northeast Ohio MVP was SS Zack Messer with his bat and glove
Buddy Wolf was 4-5
But a true team win for Northeast Ohio All Stars
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# Roster PA AB H TB 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K
6 Jeremy Coleman 5 5 3 8 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0
8 Rueben Miller 3 3 2 6 0 1 0 1 4 2 0 0
9 EJ Pokorney 4 4 3 8 0 2 0 1 4 3 0 0
12 Zack Messer 5 5 3 3 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
13 Josh Underwood 5 5 3 7 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 0
14 Rich Zatta 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
15 Rusty Dodge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Ryan Roeppel 5 5 3 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
20 Ike Worlow 5 5 3 9 1 0 0 2 5 3 0 0
22 Jon Dombrowski 5 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1
24 Mike Bailey 5 5 3 7 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 1
44 Brian Hill 4 4 4 9 1 2 0 1 3 3 0 0
94 Buddy Wolf 5 5 4 11 1 1 0 2 4 5 0 0
Team Totals 52 51 34 76 13 10 1 10 31 31 0 2
 
NE Ohio All Stars finish off the Future Stars 31-25
Might be the first time a local all star team has beaten a USA team?
 
Team USA
 
 
 
Futures Chris Greinert hit one we google earthed at 450
 
 
 
Team USA pitcher Lloyd Watson stabbed a rocket shot by Greinert to turn a double play earlyT
 
 
After an intentional walk to Kevin Filby, Chris Larsen hits a walk off homer to beat the Futures

 

 

 

 


 

 

Monday July 21, 2014 – Dow Diamond – Midland, Mich. – 825 E Main St, Midland, MI 48640

Below is USA Futures vs. USA Nationals – from Midland, Michigan – game starts in bottom of 1st.

Futures scored 7 in the top of the 1st on 6 homers.

 


 

 

 

 

Below is two parts of the USA Nationals vs. Wallace Landscaping  from Midland, Michigan
These both have audio problems and video problems.

Big crowds in Midland, MichiganTT

 

 
Larsen and Wegman get interviewed
 
 
Team USA takes on Team Wallace
 
 
 
Evie and Carolyn, my camera and stats crew
 
Neil Haglund was out at first
 
 
Luis Reyna hit 4 homers against the Futures
 
 
Lloyd Watson of Team USA pitches to Future Stars
 
Team USA finishes off the Future Stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
These guys got pretty excited about catching a home run ball
 
Crine congratulated on a homer
 

At the end of each game fans could get pictures or autographs.

This fan used to play for the famous Droba's Auto Body softball club!  πŸ™‚

 


 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

One response to “Team USA wins Border Battle! —> 2014 Border Battle Update and report from the week!”

  1. Dee McDonald says:

    Is it just me or is Mike Macenko the Rocky Balboa of slowpitch softball. I don’t mean that as a negative at all. He’s a blast to listen to and I love the way he talks to everybody. What a great guy!

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