Team USA wins the World Cup in Sarasota

ABC7 News at 11pm
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The crowd was filled with fans waving flags and chanting as Team USA won the 30th U-18 Baseball World Cup.

The World Baseball Cup is an international competition of the best 18-year-old and under baseball players in the world. Sunday was the finale and Team USA kept the trophy right here in Sarasota.

One Team USA player, Bryce Eldridge, hit a three-run homer to help lift Team USA to the World Championship over Chinese Taipei 5 to 1.

ABC7′S James Hill talked with Bryce after team USA celebrated on the Orioles baseball diamond at Ed Smith Stadium.

“This is kind of a surreal feeling so, my heart is still racing but yeah I’m just glad I got to help the team out on both sides. You know we also have Blake Mitchell out there going out to pitch and he’s been hitting all week so shout out to him and shout out to all of the guys. We just put together a really good team and we all built some great chemistry and this has been the time of my life.”