USA Baseball Reveals Training Camp Roster for WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today named the 24-man roster for the 2023 12U National Team Training Camp, which will take place from May 13-15 in Flower Mound, Texas. Following the conclusion of Training Camp, the final 18-man roster will travel to Aguascalientes, Mexico, for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier from May 19-28.

The 12U National Team Training Camp will feature three days of intrasquad games, on-field workouts, and more. The final 18-man roster will then go to Mexico, where a top-four finish would secure Team USA’s spot in the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup from July 28-August 6 in Tainan, Taiwan.

“We feel confident that the Training Camp roster we have assembled is full of high-character and talented individuals,” said Cole Beeker, USA Baseball’s 12U National Team Director. “Our coaching staff has done extensive work to find the best twenty-four players to compete for a spot on the final roster, and we are excited to get on the field on May 13 to begin preparing to represent the United States in Mexico.”

The 24-man Training Camp roster features 11 players who participated in the 2022 11U National Team Identification Series (NTIS) Champions Cup in Cary, North Carolina. The NTIS is the most comprehensive player identification program offered by USA Baseball, utilizing a six-region system to find the best amateur players throughout the nation. Five players on the Training Camp roster participated for the Northwest region at the 2022 NTIS, the most representatives from a single region on the roster.

Overall, eight states are represented on the 12U National Team Training Camp roster. California boasts 10 players on the roster to lead all states, followed by Texas’ five representatives.

David Sharp will lead Team USA at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier, marking his second stint as manager and fourth overall appearance on staff. Sharp led the 12U National Team to a gold medal at the 2017 WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup as manager after helping guide the U.S. to a gold medal two years prior as an assistant coach. Currently the Deep South Supervisor for Prep Baseball Report (PBR) Alabama, Sharp spent six seasons as the head coach at Huntsville High School (Huntsville, Ala.). He is joined on staff by longtime U.S. coach Lunch McKenzie, four-time assistant Jason Sekany, and Alabama high school coaching legend Roger Wright.

The 12U National Team has won five gold medals in international competition, most recently winning gold at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup in 2022. Additionally, the U.S. has medaled in all three WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifiers it has competed in, earning silver medals in 2014 and 2016 before capturing gold in 2018. Overall, the 12U National Team owns a 23-4 all-time record at WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifiers.

Click here to view the schedule for the 12U National Team program in 2023, including Training Camp and the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier.

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2023 12U National Team Training Camp Roster:

(Name; Position; Hometown)

  • *Colton Byrnes; INF/C/RHP; Truckee, Calif.
  • *Tyler Early; INF/LHP; Ferriday, La.
  • *Kingston George; OF/RHP; Gunter, Texas
  • Ty Glaus; INF; Del Mar, Calif.
  • *Adam Gonzalez; INF/RHP; Canyon Country, Calif.
  • Nathan Handley-White; RHP/INF; Bradenton, Fla.
  • *Omar Henriquez; INF; New Milford, N.J.
  • Leyland Henry; INF; Houston, Texas
  • Zaylon Johnson; INF/RHP; Stonewall, La.
  • Bryan Johnson Jr.; RHP/INF; Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Bryant Ju; C/INF; Cerritos, Calif.
  • Cooper Knight; OF/LHP; Buda, Texas
  • Jesse Maddox; LHP/OF; San Diego, Calif.
  • *Uriyeh "Ozzee" Marguth; INF/OF; Gresham, Ore.
  • Maddox McBryde; RHP/C; Tomball, Texas
  • Jacob Miller; RHP/INF; Temecula, Calif.
  • *Jaylen O'Bannon; RHP; South San Francisco, Calif.
  • *Michael Ohman; LHP; South San Francisco, Calif.
  • *Jett Schoolcraft; OF/LHP; Beaverton, Ore.
  • *Ryder Serna; INF; Redlands, Calif.
  • Brandon Sweeney; INF/C; Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Boston Targac; C/INF; Flatonia, Texas
  • *Jon Robert "JR" Waddell; INF/OF; Shreveport, La.
  • Greyson Wuis; INF; Kalamazoo, Mich.

*denotes NTIS Champions Cup participant