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U.S. wins U-18 world baseball title; Hernando High's Christian Arroyo named tourney MVP

SEOUL, South Korea — Reese McGuire of Kent, Wash., had two hits and two RBIs to help the United States beat Canada 6-2 in baseball's under-18 world championship final Saturday.

Hernando High shortstop and Florida commit Christian Arroyo was named tournament MVP as the United States won the title for the first time since 1999. Arroyo hit .387 and had 11 RBIs and just two errors in 67 chances, playing every inning at shortstop.

Also on the team was Tampa Jesuit pitcher John Kilichowski.

Canada had its best finish in the tournament since it won gold in 1991.

The Americans were managed by Scott Brosius, who played 11 years in the majors with the A's and Yankees.

U.S. wins U-18 world baseball title; Hernando High's Christian Arroyo named tourney MVP 09/08/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 9, 2012 12:00am]
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