Sunday, November 18, 2007

Team USA upsets Cuban juggernaut

The United States won its first International Baseball Federation World Cup since 1974 with today's 6-3 victory over Cuba. The Cubans had won the last nine World Cups.

Jayson Nix, the tournament's most outstanding player, and Jason Jaramillo had two RBIs each, while former Biscuits Justin Ruggiano and Evan Longoria were a combined 5-for-9 with three runs scored.

Nix, an infielder in the Colorado Rockies' system, was 12-of-31 with six extra-base hits, six RBIs and nine runs scored in the Americans' nine games.

Flag courtesy of I eagerly anticipate coverage in the Havana newspaper.

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