With a score 16-0 Team USA took Game 1 of the Pan Am "A" Qualifier against host Guatemala. An impressive start, Team USA's only obstacle was the boisterous home crowd.Be sure to check out RECAP/BOX/LOG for details on play-by-play, score-by-score plays.
The familiar phrase "If You Build It They Will Come" uttered repeated in the beloved film "Field of Dreams" rang true today as kids of all ages gathered in Guatemala for a clinic hosted by the 14U USA Baseball Olympic Team.
Ruiz, Rivera and Martinez representing the 14U USA Baseball Olympic Team met at Los Angeles International Airport before boarding their plane to Houston, TX where they met for the first time for a one-day training session before heading to Guatemala City, Guatemala to compete in the 2008 COPABE Pan An "A" Qualifiers.By Annie Rivera
Before the sun rose Wednesday morning, Nov. 26, three teammates met at Los Angeles International Airport where they began their journey to Houston, Texas and then ultimately to Guatemala City, Guatemala. Not only proud representatives of the 14U USA Baseball Team, but as Team USA's Coach Webb declared, the 14U Olympic Team.
Ruiz, Rivera and Martinez prepare to fly to Houston, TX to meet the rest of Team USA 14U USA Baseball Olympic Team.Rivera pictured with Dad Steve before flying to Houston, TX to meet the rest of the 14U USA Baseball Olympic Team.Rivera and Mom Annie before flying to Houston, TX to meet the rest of the 14U USA Baseball Olympic Team.