Monday, March 9, 2009

Chris Iannetta Comes Up Big For Team USA

North Providence's own, Chris Iannetta, came up big to help the USA beat Venezuela 6-3 last night in the World Baseball Classic, via ProJo Sports:

Rhode Islanders have more players to root for in the World Baseball Classic than just the Red Sox -- or, in some cases, Yankee -- representatives on the various teams.

Former St. Raphael star Chris Iannetta, now a catcher for the Colorado Rockies, is also on the U.S. team. And on Sunday night, he was the epitome of local boy makes good.

With the bases loaded, no one out, and game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Iannetta ripped a bases-clearing triple up the gap in right-center field at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, giving the United States a 6-3 lead over Venezuela.

The rally, which began with the U.S. trailing 3-2, started when Kevin Youkilis of the Red Sox reached first base on a wild-pitch third strike. Curtis Granderson singled, putting runners on first and second, and back-to-back walks to Adam Dunn and Mark DeRosa tied the score.

Iannetta then untied it with his booming triple, which caromed off the wall.

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