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USA pulls off another thrilling win, 4-3 in nine innings over Australia

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Midland Daily News
Fred Kelly / fred.kelly@mdn.net

Midland, Mich. – The United States’ final pool play game began over four hours late on Wednesday, but it sure was worth the wait.

Jonathan Broadbear’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave USA a thrilling 4-3 comeback victory over Australia for the Americans’ second dramatic win in front of a large crowd at Currie Stadium in as many nights at the WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship.

A day after edging Czech Republic 3-2 at the stadium, USA came from behind twice against perennial power Australia in a game which was originally slated for 6 p.m. but which ended up starting after 10 p.m. after a mid-afternoon thunderstorm swept through Midland and pushed the day’s action behind schedule.

Two and a half hours and three ejections later, USA emerged with its hardest-fought victory of the tournament so far. Continue Reading

Clutch Hits And Solid Pitching Lift Team USA Past Australia

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Jonathan Broadbear delivered the game-winning hit in leading the USA Softball Junior Men's National Team to a 4-3 victory over Australia, Wednesday, at Emerson Park in Midland, Mich.

Jonathan Broadbear delivered the game-winning hit in leading the USA Softball Junior Men’s National Team to a 4-3 victory over Australia, Wednesday, at Emerson Park in Midland, Mich.

MIDLAND, Mich. – Jonathan Broadbear was struggling with the bat, no doubt, getting just one hit in his last 13 trips to the plate. But it’s not what you did in the past that counts, but what you do NOW. Especially in a game-winning situation.

And did Broadbear ever come up clutch for Team USA late Wednesday night.

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