USA Men finish Pan American Games with loss to Venezuela

Written by Bob on July 18th, 2015

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada — Despite some late inning heroics at the plate, Team USA was unable to overcome a second-inning solo home run that put Venezuela on top in a 1-0 loss at the 2015 Pan American Games. With the loss, the U.S. finished the Pan American Games with a 2-4 record, falling just one game shy of the medal rounds to finish in fourth place.

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“I’m proud of our boys,” said Head Coach Denny Bruckert (Gillespie, Ill.). “We had just as many chances today as Venezuela did to turn the tide in our favor, we just didn’t get the breaks. We went through this tournament and faced everyone’s ace and you’re not going to score a lot of runs when you face pitching like that. Despite that, we showed that we can play with anybody. Everyone in the stands saw that. The future of this program is bright.”

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