:::BWC News & Notes:::
Johnson honored by HOF nomination
Duensing on BWC gold
Trahern part of Marlins/Tigers mega-deal
Longoria, Rasmus among MiLB's top prospects
Baseball America's analysis
Stadeo.TV BWC video on demand
Stadeo.TV BWC Team USA interview
2008 National Team staff announced:
• Rob Walton, Field Manager (Head Coach, Oral Roberts Univ.)
• Jerry Meyers, Pitching Coach (Head Coach, Old Dominion Univ.)
• Nino Giarratano, Assistant Coach (Head Coach, Univ. of San Francisco)
• Ritch Price, Assistant Coach (Head Coach, Univ. of Kansas)
2008 schedule at Durham Bulls Athletic Park announced:
vs. Chinese Taipei,
July 27-29, 2008
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Team USA wins 37th IBAF Baseball World Cup
Led by over-powering pitching performances and timely hitting, the 2007 USA Baseball World Cup (BWC) team took home the United States' first International Baseball Federation (IBAF) World Cup gold medal in 33 years. In the final, the U.S. defeated rival Cuba, 6-3, putting an end to a run of nine consecutive BWC championships for the Cubans. Behind Manager Davey Johnson and BWC MVP Jayson Nix, the U.S. was 9-1 at the tournament, outscoring opponents, 63-17.
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Gold Medalist 2007 USA Baseball World Cup team.
14U National Team goes undefeated at Pan Ams
On the heels of a strong performance at the Pan Am qualifier event back in January, Team USA completed its dominance of the 14U age group by capturing the COPABE "A" Pan Am Championships gold medal 10 months later with a 7-2 defeat of Venezuela in the final. Matt Crownover pitched a complete game to secure the gold and Zach Davies was named Tournament MVP.
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Gold Medalist 2007 USA Baseball 14U National team.
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2007 Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C.
• USA Baseball has announced its dates for the 2008 Tournament of Stars to be held in Cary, N.C. The event will be held from June 16-23, 2008 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Click here for 2007 results, and please continue to visit www.usabaseball.com for more information on the 2008 event.

• The USA Baseball National Training Complex will also be the home of the UNC-Chapel Hill baseball team in the spring of 2008 while Boshamer Stadium is being renovated. The UNC home schedule includes series against NC State (March 28-30), Georgia Tech (April 4-6), Boston College (April 18-20), and Florida State (April 25-27).

• The path to Olympic gold became a little clearer for the U.S. earlier this month as Japan finished first in the Asian Championships, thus qualifying for the Olympic Games. Korea and Chinese Taipei finished second and third, respectively, and will move on to the second chance Olympic qualifier March 7-14, 2008. Australia also qualified in its region and will compete in the spring event as well. To date, host country China, the U.S., Cuba, Netherlands, and Japan have qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, with Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Great Britain, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and the winner of the Africa region (qualifier in mid-December), squaring off in the tournament in March. Three teams will advance from the second group, rounding out the 8-team field in Beijing. For more information stay tuned to www.usabaseball.com and the IBAF's official Web site, www.ibaf.tv.
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