Baseball

Rodon fans 11, USA defeats Cuba 5-3

Posted July 23, 2013

NC State pitcher Carlos Rodon fanned 11 to lead Team USA (20-3) to a 5-3 victory and a series sweep over Cuba Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

In six and two thirds innings pitched Rodon threw 82 pitches, 63 strikes and only allowed three hits. Rodon’s opening pitch was a 94 mile-per-hour fast ball, his last hit 95. Rodon left the mound to a standing ovation from the 4,845 fans in attendance. 

In three previous appearances and 10.1 innings pitched for Team USA Rodon had a perfect 0.00 ERA. The lefty only allowed three hits, walked four and struck out ten.

Fellow Wolfpack teammate Trea Turner started Tuesday at shortstop and took the leadoff spot. Turner had two runs, a hit, a stolen base and a walk.

Turner had batted a .208 in 19 games prior to Tuesday. In 72 at bats Turner had 11 runs, 15 hits and eight stolen bases.

North Carolina's Skye Bolt entered in the eighth to pinch hit but struck out swinging. He remained in the game in the ninth to play center field. In 12 games played, Bolt had a batting average of .125 with four hits, three runs and a homerun. 

Team USA won the first four games of the Friendship Series being held between USA and Cuba in various cities in the United States for the first time since 1996.

11 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Jcwolf75 Jul 25, 2013

    View quoted thread


    Lol, he really is a force. Most likely a top 5 pick, very proud of the baseball crew! EA has done a really good job of getting talent into the program.

  • VT1994Hokie Jul 24, 2013

    I hope that Rodon is the first pitcher in the draft next year, or maybe the overall number one pick. He has definitely shown that he is deserving right now.

  • hsiflee Jul 24, 2013

    View quoted thread


    ...good gosh, r u crazy? who in their right mind would want to go th Philly?

  • 4tarheels Jul 24, 2013

    Glad he's playing against Cuba and not UNC. It's fun pulling for him for a change. He's a beast. Reminds me of Roger Clemens.

  • StunGunn Jul 24, 2013

    View quoted thread


    And I wish "that time" was now! Not looking forward to another season having to face The Beast.

  • zonk Jul 24, 2013

    He is mighty good.

  • VT1994Hokie Jul 24, 2013

    Rodon is a pitching machine. Great job by the USA.

  • NCCaniac Jul 24, 2013

    His draft stock just keeps going up and up!

  • BattlingBishop 5 Jul 24, 2013

    Congrats to the USA...nice W.

  • ciscopack Jul 24, 2013

    Very nice Carlos! It is fun to watch you play. I hope you go to the National League...I'd like for you to have a bat in your hands. Go Pack.

More...

 

 

  • CBB: Wake Forest at Syracuse

    Tuesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-2

  • CBB: Duke at Wake Forest

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: NC State at Louisville

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: All-Star Game

    Sunday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: NC State at Duke

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Washington

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

NFL Scoreboard
Sunday, Jan. 22
Green Bay130:38
3rd Qtr
Atlanta37
Pittsburgh 3:40 PT4:40 MT5:40 CT6:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 北京时间4:40 MST6:40 EST5:40 CT3:40 UAE (+1)18:40 ETNaN:�
Preview
New England 
NBA Scoreboard
Golden State118Final
Orlando98
LA Lakers7149.2
4th Qtr
Dallas122
Phoenix 3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 MST6:00 EST3:00 UAE (+1)00:0018:00 ET5:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Toronto 
Denver 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Minnesota 
NHL Scoreboard
NY Rangers1Final-OT
Detroit0
Boston14:54
3rd
Pittsburgh5
Columbus23:10
1st
Ottawa2
Philadelphia 3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST3:00 UAE (+1)18:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
NY Islanders 
Vancouver 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 北京时间5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Chicago 
Nashville 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Minnesota 
ATP Scoreboard
Sunday, Jan. 22
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Fourth Round
(12) J. Tsonga64 6 6 6  
D. Evans77 2 4 4  
(5) K. Nishikori77 4 1 6 3 
(17) R. Federer64 6 6 4 6 
(8) D. Thiem 
(11) D. Goffin 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Sunday, Jan. 22
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Fourth Round
(7) G. Muguruza6 6    
S. Cirstea2 3    
(1) A. Kerber2 3    
C. Vandeweghe6 6    
(2) S. Williams 
(16) B. Strycova 
(9) J. Konta 
(30) E. Makarova 
J. Brady 
M. Lucic-Baro