HAARLEM – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, which included University of Oregon pitcher Jake Reed, outgoing catcher Brett Hambright and head coach George Horton, held off a ninth-inning rally to defeat the Netherlands, 4-3, and claim the bronze medal at the conclusion of Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium.
The contest marked the final game for the Collegiate National Team this summer. It finished with an overall record of 12-5, including a 5-2 record during Honkbal Week.
Four of the team's losses came in a hotly-contested seven game series against Cuba. That series saw the two teams split the first six games before the seventh and final contest went to a 10th-inning tiebreaker. Not only was the final game tied at the conclusion of nine innings, so was the cumulative run total for both teams as both squads had scored 33 runs at that point.
Reed appeared in four games with a record of 1-0. The right-hander, a sophomore to be, had a 2.08 ERA in 8-2/3 innings of relief work with eight strikeouts.
Hambright played in 13 games and had three base hits, two RBIs and four runs scored. He also walked six times, contributing to a .370 on-base percentage.
Horton was making his debut with the Collegiate National Team, serving as an assistant for head coach Dave Serrano. Undergraduate assistant coach and former UO backstop Mitch Karraker was also on the staff, serving as the bullpen coach.