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Aug. 4, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia baseball player Sean Doolittle (Tabernacle, N.J./Shawnee) and Team USA Baseball put the finishing touches on a successful 2005 campaign after the Red, White and Blue turned in a record of 16-4 – capped off by an 11-game winning streak to end the 2005 season. Doolittle, a rising second-year first baseman/left-handed pitcher for UVa, finished second on Team USA with a .347 batting average (17-for-49). Doolittle started 13 of the 19 games he appeared in and posted 17 hits (including five doubles), 11 runs and nine RBI. He also made two appearances on the mound and recorded three strikeouts in 2.0 innings of work.

Team USA finished its season strong by winning its final 11 games. After falling 9-7 to Chinese Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan on July 16th, Team USA won 11 consecutive games from July 22 through August 3rd over Italy and Nicaragua to end the season with an .800 winning percentage. Team USA went 6-0 vs. Nicaragua (1.000), 5-0 vs. Italy (1.000), 1-1 vs. Chinese Taipei (.500) and 1-3 vs. Japan (.250). Team USA also defeated the Torrington Twisters, Keene Swamp Bats and the Newport Gulls in a single contest against each opponent.

A complete look at Doolittle’s stats and Team USA’s box scores can be found at the Team USA Baseball website.

Team Stats:  www.usabaseball.com/sports/m-nat-basebl/stats/2005-2006/teamcume.html

Box Scores: www.usabaseball.com/sports/m-nat-basebl/sched/usab-m-nat-basebl-sched.html

Here is a look at Team USA’s 2005 results:

Won 3-1 vs. Torrington Twisters in Torrington, Conn.on July 2nd.Won 7-0 vs. Keene Swamp Bats in Keene, N.H. on July 3rd.Won 7-6 vs. Newport Gulls in Newport, R.I. on July 4th.Lost 7-3 vs. Japan in Osaka, Japan on July 7th.Lost 3-1 vs. Japan in Tokyo, Japan on July 9th.Lost 6-2 vs. Japan in Tokyo, Japan on July 11thWon 13-2 vs. Japan in Tokyo, Japan on July 12th.Won 1-0 vs. Chinese Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan on July 15th.Lost 9-7 vs. Chinese Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan on July 16th.Won 10-3 vs. Italy in Durham, N.C. on July 22nd.Won 8-3 vs. Italy in Durham, N.C. on July 23rd.Won 11-3 vs. Italy in Durham, N.C. on July 24th.Won 15-0 vs. Italy in Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 26th.Won 6-5 vs. Italy in Pawtucket, R.I. on July 27th.Won 7-3 vs. Nicaragua in Durham, N.C. on July 29th.Won 5-3 vs. Nicaragua in Durham, N.C. on July 30th.Won 3-1 vs. Nicaragua in Durham, N.C. on July 31st.Won 10-0 vs. Nicaragua in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on August 2nd.Won 1-0 vs. Nicaragua in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on August 3rd.Won 8-2 vs. Nicaragua in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on August 3rd.

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