18U National Team

Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 28-July 1USA Baseball Tournament of StarsNational Training ComplexCary, N.C.


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2016 18U National Team

# Name Position B-T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown School Class
3 Logan Allen LHP R-L 6-0 166 9/5/1998 Deltona, Fla. University 2017
4 Hunter Greene IF/RHP R-R 6-3 195 8/6/1999 Stevenson Ranch, Calif. Notre Dame 2017
5 Patrick Bailey C S-R 6-0 182 5/29/1999 Greensboro, N.C. Wesleyan Christian Academy 2017
6 Royce Lewis IF/OF R-R 6-0 183 6/5/1999 Aliso Viejo, Calif. Jserra Catholic 2017
8 Jarred Kelenic OF L-L 5-11 184 7/16/1999 Waukesha, Wisc. Waukesha West 2018
9 Hagen Danner RHP/C R-R 6-1 194 9/30/1998 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2017
10 Nick Allen IF R-R 5-8 154 9/5/1998 San Diego, Calif. Francis Parker 2017
11 Quentin Holmes OF R-R 6-0 178 7/7/1999 East Elmhurst, N.Y. Msgr. McClancy Memorial 2017
12 Blayne Enlow RHP R-R 6-3 180 3/21/1999 Sorrento, La. St. Amant 2017
13 MJ Melendez C L-R 6-0 180 11/29/1998 Miami, Fla. Westminster Christian 2017
14 Calvin Mitchell OF L-R 6-0 198 3/8/1999 Rancho Bernardo, Calif. San Diego 2017
15 Jordan Butler LHP L-L 5-11 184 12/2/1998 Odessa, Fla. Alonso 2017
17 CJ Van Eyk RHP R-R 6-0 170 9/15/1998 Lutz, Fla. Steinbrenner 2017
18 Hans Crouse RHP L-R 6-4 192 9/15/1998 Dana Point, Calif. Dana Hills 2017
19 Ryan Vilade IF/RHP R-R 6-0 201 2/18/1999 Stillwater, Okla. Stillwater 2017
21 Shane Baz RHP R-R 6-2 189 6/17/1999 Cypress, Texas Concordia Lutheran 2017
22 Mitchell Stone LHP L-L 6-9 257 5/29/1998 Edmond, Okla. Deer Creek 2017
23 Mike Siani OF L-L 5-11 185 7/16/1999 Glenside, Pa. William Penn Charter 2018
25 Nick Pratto IF/LHP L-L 6-1 199 10/6/1998 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2017
26 Triston Casas IF R-R 6-3 241 1/15/2000 Pembroke Pines, Fla. American Heritage 2019

2016 18U National Team Coaches

# Name Position Hometown
Glenn Cecchini Manager Lake Charles, La.
Greg Moore Pitching Coach Los Angeles, Calif.
Brooks Badeaux Assistant Coach
Rene Gayo Assistant Coach

2016 18U National Team Administration

Name Position Hometown
Matt Blood Program Director
Patrick O'Grady Operations Coordinator
Pat Chasse Athletic Trainer
Emma Lingan Press Officer


Selection Process

In 2017, USA Baseball will continue a rolling invitation process for the players named to the 18U National Team Trials. A minimum of 40 athletes will be identified for the 18U National Team Trials through the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars (TOS), the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS) and the 17U National Team Development Program, in addition to recommendations from professional scouts, college and high school coaches, and the amateur baseball community. As players are named to the team, USA Baseball will publicize the announcement(s) through a press release and/or by postings to USABaseball.com. For a player to be age-eligible for the 2017 18U National Team they must have been born after Jan. 1, 1999.

The primary identification vehicle for the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials will be the Tournament of Stars (TOS). To attend this event, players must be invited by USA Baseball based on recommendations or nominations by USA Baseball National Member Organizations, the college coaching community, professional scouts, high school coaches, and/or the amateur baseball community. The TOS features 80 players from across the United States. During the week-long TOS, USA Baseball Task Force members and National Team coaches will evaluate each of the 80 athletes and select a minimum of 30 players to attend the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials.

Another identification event where players can qualify for the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials is the NTIS. The event is held each August/September in Cary, N.C., and provides USA Baseball with an advanced look at the upcoming class of top players at the 18U competition levels. At the NTIS, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of eight players for the following season's 18U National Team Trials. Players identified in 2016 will be eligible for the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players identified in 2017 will be eligible for the 2018 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process.

In 2017, the 18U National Team Trials will take place Aug. 19-24 in Minneapolis and will consist of practices and intrasquad Red vs. Blue games. From the 18U National Team Trials, 20 players will be named to the final 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team roster. In 2017, the 18U National Team will compete in the WBSC 18U Baseball World Cup, Sept. 1-10, in Thunder Bay, Canada.

Additional events may be held throughout the year by USA Baseball which may also be used to identify players for current or future 18U National Teams. These events may include -- but are not limited to -- the Labor Day Cup, Breakthrough Series, Elite Development Invitational, 17U National Team Championships, National High School Invitational and additional events held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

Contact Matt Blood, Director, 18U National Team, with any questions regarding the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team selection process.

To be considered for the Tournament of Stars or the 18U National Team selection process, please email Play@USABaseball.com.