Vandy's Alvarez on fire for USA
Pedro Alvarez (AP/Stew Milne)
Pedro Alvarez (AP/Stew Milne)

Posted Aug 12, 2006

HAVANA- Wednesday night Pedro Alvarez had 3 hits and a walk in 4 at bats as the USA defeated Mexico 12-5. It was just another night at the office for Alvarez who leads the USA Baseball with a .402 batting average.

Alvarez started out slow with USA baseball but has been a tear recently.

Against Mexico, Alvarez's RBI single in the third scored two runs for the Americans. An RBI single to right-center to tied the game in the fifth. In the sixth Alavarez had another RBI, this time on a double.

Alvarez, who some experts project would been the #1 pick if he were in the MLB draft, has 39 hits, 38 RBIs, and 19 walks in 97 at bats. He also has 5 homeruns and has stolen 9 bases in 9 attempts.

Team USA improved to 24-2-1 with the win. The US will close out the Pool B portion of the schedule Friday night against Chinese Taipei at 7:45 p.m. ET at Latino Stadium.

Pedro's USA Stats

AVG     GP-GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  
.402    27-27   97  25  39  11   1     

5     38  19    0    17     9-9

Vandy USA Notes

Vanderbilt's David Price is 4-1 with team USA. Price has an incredible 0.26 ERA and leads the team in strikeouts with 52 strike outs. He has given up just 5 walks...... Vandy reliever Casey Weathers who joined the Team USA late as a replacement has appeared in 6 games (9.1 innings) and has a 1.93 ERA and 17 stikeouts.

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