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Gautreau Leads Team USA to Tournament Title

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Aug. 15, 2000

HAARLEM, The Netherlands - Tulane baseball standout Jake Gautreau helped lead the United States National Baseball team to the gold medal at the Honkbal Tournament, earning Best Hitter and Home Run King honors in the process.

A rising junior at Tulane, Gautreau's solo homerun was the final U.S. run in an 8-5 win over Cuba in the gold medal game. He finished with two hits in the contest and earned the Best Hitter award after a 9-for-19 performance in the five tournament games he played. He was also the reipient of the Home Run King award.

Gautreau has helped lead the U.S. to a 27-3-1 record (.900) this season, giving the national team its best-ever winning percentage. The team ended the season unbeaten in its final 21 games.

The 2000 Conference USA Player of the Year, Gautreau led Tulane in hitting (.388), home runs (16) and RBI (68). He earned All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (second team) and Collegiate Baseball (third team).