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Baseball: USA 18U team wins to earn spot in gold medal game

September 06, 2013|By Eric Sondheimer

 The USA 18U baseball team stayed on track in its quest of a gold medal by rallying for a 7-5 victory over Chinese Taipei on Friday at the IBAF World Cup in Taiwan.

Scott Hurst, who will be a senior at La Puente Bishop Amat and has committed to Cal State Fullerton, had two hits, including a triple. The USA team ralllied from a 5-2 deficit, scoring two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth.

USA will play Japan for the gold medal on Sunday. Jack Flaherty from Harvard-Westlake and Jacob Nix from Los Alamitos have also been key contributors.

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com

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