Tyler Beede wrapped up his summer tour with Team USA on Tuesday.
The Vanderbilt junior endured an inconsistent couple months in his first stint with the collegiate baseball national team. Heading into the final game against Cuba in Cary, N.C., he was 1-1 in five appearances and three starts with a 6.59 ERA – the highest among Team USA’s 19 pitchers.
Since he picked up his first win and allowed just one run and one hit in his first start on June 25, the right-hander struggled. In 13.2 innings, he allowed 10 earned runs, walking 13 and striking out 10. In a 3-2 win over Cuba on Monday, he entered in the fifth and worked around a one-out single. He allowed two hits and walked three in 1.2 scoreless innings.
Beede is coming off a consensus All-America season in which he went 14-1. He tied for the most wins in the nation and set the single-season school record. He posted a 2.32 ERA, had 103 strikeouts and went 13-0 in his first 13 starts.
He was a finalist for two national player of the year awards.
Beede is the 12th Commodore to play for Team USA. Sonny Gray last represented Vanderbilt in 2010. Team USA is 19-3 this summer, including 4-0 against Cuba. Their three losses came in a five-game series against Japan’s national team two weeks ago in Japan.