U.S. Virgin Islands national baseball team

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United States Virgin Islands National Baseball Team
Country  United States Virgin Islands
Confederation COPABE

The United States Virgin Islands National Baseball Team is the national baseball team of United States Virgin Islands. The team represents the United States Virgin Islands in international competitions. The team participated in the 2010 XXI Central American and Caribbean Games held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico July 18-August 2, 2010. It was the first appearance for a USVI team at the CAC Games since 1998. In the first of USVI's four CAC Games, VI lost a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to Panama. The only score was made in the bottom of the sixth inning when Jaime Jaen hit a double and went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Earl Agnoly. With Jaen on third, Carlos Muñoz hit a single, which brought Jaen home to score the run. The USVI's Geronimo Newton pitched a complete game, scattering eight hits and walking one.

The second game, against Guatemala, was even more heartbreaking, as Guatemala rallied from a 5-2 deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, and won the game 7-6 in the eleventh inning. Venezuela handed the VI its worst defeat, 11-0. By comparison, Venezuela beat Guatemala 20-0 in a mercy rule "knock-out" shortened 6½ innings. Venezuela defeated Panama 3-2.

Puerto Rico defeated the USVI squad 6-0. Puerto Rico defeated Guatemala 9-0 in a rain shortened 6½ innings. Puerto Rico defeated Venezuela 3-2. Outstanding team defense and pitching characterizes this squad. Web gems were turned in by Kyle LaMotta, Leon "Bokeem" Martin, Jr. and Levron Sarauw. Outstanding pitchers were Geronimo Newton and Timothy Brewer. Top hitters were Kyle LaMotta, Makeel Rogers, Michael Flemming, Eric Perez, and Dwayne Harvey. They were managed by Jay Bluhardt, from the mainland United States.

The latest player to join is Danny Magras (Vinny Naurath's friend), from New Jersey. His father was from St. Thomas.