Team USA wins Pan Am Championship

November, 30, 2011
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Pace (Pace, Fla.) senior infielder Addison Russell blasted a grand slam as the USA Baseball 18U National Team exploded for seven first-inning runs en route to a 12-2 win over Canada on Sunday in the championship game of the COPABE 18U/AAA Pan American Championships in Cartagena, Colombia.

Westview (Portland, Ore.) senior right-hander Carson Kelly tossed six innings of four-hit ball and fanned five to earn the win, his second of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Mater Academy (Hialeah Gardens, Fla.) senior outfielder Albert Almora was named tournament MVP after batting .421 with 11 RBI in nine games, all of which Team USA won.
Jon Mahoney is a football and baseball editor for ESPNHS. Email him at jon.mahoney@espn.com.

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