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McCann, Smyly earn silver medal with Team USA

McCann, Smyly earn silver medal with Team USA

LAGOS DE MORENO, Mexico- Former Razorbacks James McCann and Drew Smyly helped Team USA to the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Team USA went 3-2 during the Pan Am Games, including a 2-1 record in the group stage. The USA defeated Cuba 12-10 in the semifinals to advance to the gold medal game against Canada. Canada scored twice in the top of the sixth and held off the USA over the final four innings to win 2-1.

McCann, who was added to the U.S. roster for the Pan Am Games, appeared in one game during the tournament and had a pinch-hit double with a run scored in the USA’s 20-2 win over the Dominican Republic.

Smyly, who also played for Team USA in the IBAF World Cup earlier in October, started one game during the Pan Am Games. Smyly started against Panama and earned the victory, throwing six shutout innings with four strikeouts. Smyly did not allow a run in his three starts in the World Cup and Pan Am Games, going 2-0 with 17 shutout innings and 17 strikeouts.

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