Sept. 2, 2005
Rotterdam, Netherlands — Former Seminole star Brooks Badeaux and USA Baseball will open up 2005 World Cup action tomorrow. The squad defeated Canada 5-1 earlier today in a scrimmage. The tournament, which kicked this evening in the Netherlands features teams representing 18 different countries including Puerto Rico, Japan, and Nicaragua among others. Badeaux is one of 24 players selected from the original pool of 40 to play in the World Cup.
The World Cup is the largest official international baseball event for the 2005 calendar year and will conclude on Sept. 17th. Badeaux’s selection to the team marks the second time this year that a Seminole participated in international play. Current FSU centerfielder Shane Robinson also played for Team USA during its summer competition.
Badeaux, currently assigned to the Montgomery Biscuits of the Double-A Southern league (Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization), played shortstop for the Seminoles from 1995-1998, while making his mark on the school’s record books. He still holds the school record for career walks with 203, finished fourth all-time with 256 runs scored and is 10th in career hits with 280. Playing last year with Triple-A Durham, Badeaux compiled a .326 batting average, notching 63 hits and 18 RBI in 193 at-bats.
Team USA will compete in Pool B against Australia, Colombia, Chinese Taipei, Greece, Japan, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and Spain
For live scoring updates and complete statistics, fans are encouraged to visit Team USA’s official website, www.usabaseball.com.