Pregame: Team USA @ Navigators


The Game

The Navigators welcome Team USA to Fraser Field tonight in an exhibition matchup. Team USA has a long withstanding relationship with the New England Collegiate Baseball League, as the organization regularly plays a handful of exhibition games against NECBL teams before kicking off tournament play in early July. Team USA defeated the Mystic Schooners 7-2 on Friday before getting rained out last night in Holyoke. Tomorrow at noon it will play Team NECBL at Fenway Park before taking on the Newport Gulls and New Bedford Bay Sox Tuesday and Wednesday. Statistics from tonight’s game will not be reflected among the Navigators’ season stats.

Starting Pitchers
NS – LHP Crayton Bare (Baylor)
USA – RHP Eric Anderson (Missouri)
Lefthander Crayton Bare out of Baylor gets the start tonight for North Shore in this exhibition matchup. Bare, a 2010 NECBL All-Star last year as a member of the Navs, is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA in two starts this summer. Missouri’s Eric Anderson will oppose Bare for Team USA. The sophomore went 3-0 in 11 games (nine starts) with a 4.93 ERA for the Tigers this spring.

The Lineup
Matt McGovern rf
Clinton Harwick ss
Eric Jagielo lf
Anthony Galli 1b
Dario Pizzano dh
Chase Harrison c
Michael Dunster 2b
Matt Boulter 3b
Saulyer Saxon cf

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