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USA Baseball
Brad Burnes, No. 28, takes the field with his Team USA teammates for an exhibition game prior to the start of the U-12 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan. Burnes led all players in the 12-team World Cup tournament with 11 stolen bases in nine games.

Belvedere boy, Team USA win baseball World Cup

Brad Burnes of Belvedere is coming home a world champion.

Playing in Tainan, Taiwan, the starting left-fielder and the rest of Team USA avenged their only tournament loss to host Chinese Taipei to capture the 2017 U-12 Baseball World Cup on Aug. 6. It was Team USA's third consecutive championship, with gold medals every year the U.S. has participated.

"He definitely didn't go into this expecting to win the championship," said Burnes' mother, Dayle Burnes. "So every moment was a treasure."

Burnes was on a plane home with his team at press time. One of the world's best 12-year-old baseball players, Burnes proved to be a star among stars, leading all players in the 12-team tournament in stolen bases with 11 in nine games — the final one helping to clinch the championship.

Overall, he had a .391 batting average, scoring 10 runs with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI.

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Tiburon's Stotter wins two golds in masters U.S. track and field championships

Lawrence Stotter, 87, of Tiburon won two gold medals, two bronze medals and two fourth-place ribbons at the 50th anniversary USA Track & Field 2017 Masters Outdoor Championship held July 13-16 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

Stotter was the lead runner on a 4x100 relay team that set a new North American record of 2 minutes, 1.47 seconds for competitors ages 85 and older, breaking a record set in 1992, he said.

Stotter is among the top five decathletes in the world in his 85-89 age group and is No. 1 in the U.S.
— Deirdre McCrohan

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