Team USA lost 7-2 against the Dominican Republic in the semifinals of the Pan Am Games on Tuesday, their only loss of the tournament. Their third-place game against Venezuela was rained out so both teams officially tie for third.
That’s a disappointing result for the way the team played, but it was still a solid showing.
Three Royals prospects – Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, and Mike Montgomery – were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Hosmer led the charge with a .389/.511/.639/1.050 line and drove in seven runs. He also walked eight times, showing both patience and solid hitting throughout the tournament and tied with the team lead with ten runs scored. Mike Moustakas hit well early but had some rough outings later in tournament but still led the team with eight RBIs with a .244/.293/.368/.661 line.
Mike Montgomery started two games and won both starts on a total of ten innings pitched. He compiled a 1.80 ERA and 14/4 K/BB for Team USA.
Here are the cumulative stats for the tournament for the other Royals prospects:
Tim Collins: 5 appearances, 7 innings pitched, 6/3 K/BB ratio, 2.57 ERA
Danny Duffy: 2 starts, 9.1 IP, 5/2 K/BB, 2.89 ERA
Everett Teaford: 2 starts, 9 IP, 13/2 K/BB, 2.00 ERA
All in all, that’s a good showing by everyone, and the experience could be helpful for the group.
Duffy, Montgomery and Hosmer will now join fellow Royals Salvador Perez, Johnny Giavotella, Patrick Keating, and Derrick Robinson in Surprise, Arizona to play for the Surprise Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.