USA Baseball Alumni Report

Keep track of some of the best performances among Team USA alumni across every level of the sport

From high school to the pros, USA Baseball alumni are all over the baseball landscape in 2024. Follow along throughout the season to keep track of some of the best performances among Team USA alumni across every level of the sport.

June 15

2018 18U National Team alum Riley Greene homers twice, driving in six runs and registering his first four-hit game in his career in the Tigers 13-5 win over the Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. Greene wasted no time at the plate, cranking a 343-foot home run in his opening at-bat. The left fielder wasn’t done yet, as a part of a six-run effort in the second inning, he slammed a three-run homer over the right field wall, moving the score to 7-0. With the Tigers already up 8-0 after three, Greene stepped up to the plate and delivered his third hit of the day, a single to center field which would register him another RBI on the night. After a solid night at the plate, Greene tallied a walk in the top of the eighth, capping off a career night. In his last four appearances, Greene has registered eight total hits and eight RBIS. He owns a .256 batting average on the season as well.

In Los Angeles, another member of the 2018 18U National Team helped their team to a win by going long. MJ Melendez had a big performance in the Royals’ 7-2 win over the Dodgers, going 2-for-4 with his first career grand slam to drive in four RBIs. His moonshot couldn’t have come at a better time, with Kansas City trailing 2-1 in the sixth inning before Melendez changed the game with a four-run blast that traveled 395 feet into right. Now up 5-2, the Royals would tack on two more runs in the following inning to seal the win.

Two-time USA Baseball alum Carson Kelly was a also key part of the Tigers’ big day in Houston on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, an RBI, and three runs scored in Detroit’s 13-5 win. Kelly’s first run came in the second inning, scoring on one of Greene’s second home run of the game to make it 7-0. He went long himself in the sixth inning, a 377-footer over the left field wall as the Tiger built a commanding 11-0 lead. Kelly’s final run came in the eighth inning, strolling home thanks to a bases-loaded walk.

Atlanta’s Jarred Kelenic hit one of four Braves home runs in their 9-2 victory over the Rays on Saturday. Kelenic, a two-time USA Baseball alum, recorded a game-high three hits in his outing. Kelenic’s first hit came early in the bottom of the third inning where he reached on a single to right field, ultimately being left stranded. With the Braves down 1-0, Kelenic played hero, cranking a two-run homer to right center field and gaining the Braves first lead of the day, 2-0. Kelenic is currently on a three-game hitting streak, helping his Braves win out in that span.

June 14

Christian Moore, a 2023 Collegiate National Team alum, made history on Friday as he became just the second player in Men’s College World Series history to hit for the cycle. The Tennessee second baseman completed the cycle in the sixth inning, when he clobbered a home run to dead center field that traveled 440 feet. In his first at-bat, Moore launched a triple in the bottom of the first and followed that up with a double in the second and a single in the fourth frame. The homer was his 33rd of the season which is tied for third most in SEC history. Moore finished his historic night going 5-for-6 with four RBIs to help push his Volunteers past Florida State, 12-11, to advance to the next round where they will square off with North Carolina.

2008 Collegiate National Team alum Kyle Gibson shut down the Cubs over 7.0 innings, helping the Cardinals earn a 3-0 shutout win on Friday. Gibson, now 5-2 on the season, limited Chicago to just two hits and walked a single batter during his shift as he retired six hitters. The pair of hits that Gibson allowed tied his season-low, while this was his second outing with zero earned runs allowed.

Alex Verdugo went deep in the Yankees’ 8-1 romp over the Red Sox, part of a 3-for-5 night where the 2010 14U alum helped score five of New York’s runs. Verdugo wasted no time getting started, crushing a two-out, two-run shot in the top of the first inning that traveled 406 feet into center. In the fifth inning with Yankees leading 3-1, Verdugo slashed an RBI double into left that would also advance a runner to third, later scoring to make it 5-1. He capped off the win with an RBI single in the final inning, sending the Yankees’ eighth and final run of the game home.

2016 Collegiate National Team alum TJ Friedl swatted a game-high three hits in the Reds’ 6-5 win over the Brewers, tallying two RBIs and scoring a pair of runs. Friedl broke the ice in the third inning, cranking a 385-foot home run into right to score the game’s first run. He was also instrumental in what proved to be the winning run for Cincinnati, slashing a single into center in the sixth inning that made it 6-2.

A pair of USA Baseball alumni led the way for the Pirates in a 5-2 win over the Rockies on Friday, with Andrew McCutchen and Bryan Reynolds each launching home runs and going 2-for-4 at the plate. Reynolds, an alum of the 2014 Collegiate National Team, led off with a 432-foot moonshot in the first at-bat of the game. It would be McCutchen’s turn with the game tied at 1-1 in the sixth inning, as the two-time alum managed to one-up Reynolds with a mammoth 448-foot blast to restore Pittsburgh’s lead. The two linked up in the eighth inning for the Pirates’ fifth run of the game, with McCutchen driving a double into left before being scored by Reynolds on an RBI single.

CJ Abrams had himself a day at the plate, registering a game-high three hits while tallying two RBIs in the Nationals 8-1 win over the Marlins on Friday at Nationals Park. In his first plate appearance, Abrams doubled to right field, but was caught stretching to third. Abrams, a 2018 18U National Team alum, went back to work in the bottom of the third inning, reaching on an infield single, making his way across the plate to push the score to 3-1 in favor of the Nationals. Continuing to find his way to the bags, Abrams singled again in the same inning, plating two more runs for his squad and helping his team go on a seven-run rally. Abrams ended his night by adding a walk and sealing the victory for the Nationals. In his last five appearances, Abrams has collected a total of eight hits.

June 13

2015 15U National Team alum Justyn-Henry Malloy had a busy day at the plate, driving in three runs in the Tigers 7-2 win over the Nationals on Thursday at Comerica Park. With his team tied 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Malloy crushed a 407 feet home run to left field, regaining the lead for the Tigers. The third baseman added to his resume with a two-run double in the very next inning, moving the score to 7-2 in favor of the Tigers. Malloy went 2-for-3 in his outing with a home run and three RBIs. He boasts a .217 batting average on the year.

The Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber has been a pitcher's nightmare all season long and Thursday night was not much different. The two-time USA Baseball alum went 3-for-4, totaling three RBIs as the Phillies dropped 9-3 at the hands of the Red Sox. Schwarber started hot in the first inning, smacking a single on the very first pitch of the game, but ultimately was left stranded on second. His second plate appearance came in the top of the fourth frame and with the bases loaded, Schwarber crushed a double to push three runs home. Schwarber, a Middletown, Ohio native, added a walk and single to his statline in the last three frames. After his dominant hitting performance, the outfielder now owns five RBIs in his last three games.

Three-time alum Andrew Vaughn played a huge role in helping the White Sox overcome the Seattle Mariners in 10 innings, going 2-for-5 and being involved in two of Chicago’s runs in a 3-2 win. Vaughn broke the initial deadlock in the third inning, putting the first run on the board with a 402-foot solo blast into center. With the game knotted at 2-2 in the first inning of extras, Vaughn delivered an RBI groundout that ultimately proved to be the winning run.

June 12

Two-time USA Baseball alum Royce Lewis posted a season-high three hits as the Twins erupted on the Rockies in a 17-9 win, mashing his fourth home in eight games along the way. Lewis was part of a five run inning for Minnesota in the bottom of the first inning, singling to get aboard and scoring on a double shortly after. In sixth inning, Lewis cranked a towering 424-foot blast into left center, a two-RBI shot to make it 10-3 to the Twins. As Colorado fought back to cut the lead to 10-8, Lewis slashed a double into right that advanced another runner to third. A consecutive double allowed both runners to score, putting the Twins ahead 12-8 and sparking a seven-run inning to pull away.

Sonny Gray moved to 8-4 on the season as he went 7.0 innings on the mound for the Cardinals in their 4-2 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The alum of both the 2009 and 2010 Collegiate National Teams was terrific during his shift, retiring nine batters for the third time this season and allowing just four hits, a walk, and an earned run. Gray set the tone early, catching three straight Pittsburgh batters on whiffs with runners threatening on second and third in the opening inning. Gray would leave the mound having struck out at least two batters on swings in three of his seven frames.

2018 18U National Team alum Bobby Witt Jr. continued his strong playing at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the Royals 11-5 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. In the bottom of the sixth frame, Witt Jr. was the kickstarter for the Royals offense as he doubled to collect an RBI. He would take advantage of his time on the bags and register another run by crossing the plate himself. The Colleyville, Texas native hit an RBI single to center field in his next plate appearance shortly after in the seventh frame as a part of a three-run inning for the Royals. Witt Jr. found his way home again on a wild pitch to register his second run scored of the day. The second-year shortstop is on fire this season and owns the second highest batting average in the MLB in 2024.

Witt Jr. wasn’t the only alum from the 2018 18U squad to have a big game on Wednesday, with CJ Abrams going deep in a 2-for-5 performance with a pair of RBIs and a pair of runs scored in the Nationals’ 7-5 win over the Tigers. Abrams crushed a solo effort 404 feet over the right center wall in the third inning to put Washington on the board, then raked a ground-rule double in the fifth inning to score the Nationals’ third run of the day. Scoring on a single to make it 4-1 in the same frame, Abrams’ second run helped set the Nationals on the way to their fifth straight win.

June 11

Two USA Baseball alumni went toe-to-toe on the mound in a lights-out matchup on Tuesday as Paul Skenes’ Pirates edged past Miles Mikolas’ Cardinals in St. Louis. Mikolas, a member of the 2023 World Baseball Classic squad, and Skenes, a three-time alum, put on a pitching showcase between the veteran southpaw and an up-and-coming righty. Neither pitcher allowed a run in their time on the bump, with Mikolas putting together an especially strong showing as he allowed just one hit in 7.0 innings of work and struck out seven Pittsburgh batters. Skenes refused to be outdone, allowing only five hits in his 6.1 innings on the hill and retiring eight batters to keep pace.

The Diamondbacks’ Randal Grichuk was a single short from hitting for the cycle in Arizona’s 9-4 win over the Angels on Tuesday. Grichuk, a 2007 16U National Team alum, began his night with a booming triple to center field and later scored to plate the first run for the Diamondbacks. The Angels fought back to lock the game up at 2-2 but it wasn’t long before the former first rounder cranked a two-run homer to regain the lead, 4-2. Later in the fifth frame, Grichuk battled to a full count and struck a double to left field. He scored his third run of the day on a wild pitch and added a walk to his stat line later in the game. Grichuk finished his night going 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored. Grichuk has registered five hits in his last two games.

Joining Grichuk in powering the Diamondbacks’ offensive surge was 2018 18U alum Corbin Carroll, who finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, a walk, and a pair of runs scored against the Angels. Carroll’s RBI came on the opening run of the game, a triple into center in the second inning that scored Grichuk for the first time on Tuesday. Carroll himself would reach home to make it 2-0 thanks to a single right after. Similar to Grichuk, Carroll finished the game having fallen one hit short of a cycle as he added a double, a walk, and a single to his stat line over the following seven innings. He’d score his second run in the seventh frame, rounding the bases after reaching on an infield single. Rounding into form after a slow start to the season, Carroll now has a trio of three-hit games under his belt, including two in the last five games.

2023 World Baseball Classic alum Will Smith helped key the Dodgers’ offensive eruption in a 15-2 rout of the Rangers, posting a 3-for-4 line at the plate with a homer, three RBIs, and a pair of runs. With two aboard in the top of the first, Smith crushed a 375-foot shot into left center to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead, and they wouldn’t trail the rest of the way. Adding a pair of singles to his stat line, Smith would score his second run of the night in the sixth inning as he was able to round the bases thanks to another Dodgers’ long ball.

Two-time USA Baseball alum Kyle Schwarber registered a pair of home runs in the Phillies 4-1 win over Boston on Tuesday in a 2-for-4 outing at Fenway Park. Schwarber started the game off hot with a home run on the very first pitch of the game to take an early lead. The Red Sox evened the score on a sacrifice fly to increase the tension on the Phillies offense. Schwarber, a Middletown, Ohio native, made his way to the plate in the top of the fifth inning and cranked his second homer of the day on a ball that traveled 427 feet. The former fourth overall pick has record a hit in four straight games and now owns a .240 batting average on the 2024 season.

June 10

The Padres’ Jake Cronenworth fueled the San Diego offense with big-time hits in their 6-1 win over Oakland on Monday at Petco Park. Cronenworth, a 2019 Professional Team alum, started his night off in style by crushing a ball 422 feet to put the first runs on the board for his squad. Cronenworth would find himself on the bags again with a double in the bottom of the fifth inning. In the seventh, Cronenworth made his way to first after being hit by a pitch and would travel around the bases to score his second run of the day. In his last five games, Cronenworth has collected a total of eight hits and has registered three multi-hit games in that span.

James McCann tallied a pair of hits in the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Rays on Monday, crushing his second home run of the season in a 2-for-3 outing at the plate with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base. The 2011 Professional Team alum’s long ball came in the third inning with Baltimore trailing 2-1, a 401-footer launched into left center to tie the game. Reaching third via a single, a wild pitch, and another single, McCann was in perfect position to score what would prove to be the winning run on a double as Baltimore made it 4-2 in the inning.

Two-time USA Baseball alum Royce Lewis went deep in the Twins’ 5-0 win over the Rockies, driving in a pair of RBIs and scoring twice. Reaching on a fielder’s choice in the fourth inning, Lewis rounded the bases thanks to a groundout and a double to score Minnesota’s second run. His crowning moment in the win came in the eighth inning, when Lewis demolished a 435-foot home run into the left center stands for a pair of scores and effectively iced the game.

June 9

Adley Rutschman was electric at the plate in the Orioles’ 9-2 win over the Rays on Sunday, driving in a career-high six RBIs as part of a 3-for-5 day at the plate. Rutschman opened the scoring in the third inning with an RBI single for Baltimore, and they would hold the lead the rest of the way. The 2018 Collegiate National Team alum was instrumental in keeping his side ahead as Tampa Bay pulled to within a run in the sixth inning; with the Orioles holding onto a 3-2 advantage in the seventh inning, Rutschman smacked another RBI single to extend the lead as part of a crucial two-run frame. And he wasn’t done there; the 2019 Golden Spikes winner punctuated the win with a 390-foot grand slam in the eighth inning, the second of his career. Rutschman’s bomb also made him just the second Orioles catcher since 2006 to reach the six-RBI plateau in a game.

Jake McCarthy had a big day at the plate for the Diamondbacks as they rolled past the Padres by a score of 9-3, with the 2017 Collegiate National Team alum going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the win. A constant thorn in San Diego’s side, McCarthy got aboard four times and helped break the game wide open in a second-inning surge by Arizona. With his side up 5-1 thanks to four runs in the frame, McCarthy launched a 351-footer to tack on two more and hand the Diamondbacks a 7-1 advantage.

Two-time USA Baseball alum Jarred Kelenic attempted to spark a late comeback by the Braves as they ultimately fell to the Nationals by a score of 8-5. Facing a six-run deficit in the ninth inning, Kelenic stepped up to the plate with two Atlanta runners on and chose the perfect time to deliver his fourth home run this season for the Braves, a 413-foot blast into center that had suddenly cut the lead to three with no outs. Though Atlanta’s comeback ultimately fell short, Kelenic’s home run was nearly the late spark that his side needed as he finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored.

Trent Grisham mashed what proved to be the game-winning home run in the Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Dodgers on Sunday, helping New York avoid the sweep. With his side trailing 3-2 in the sixth inning after leading early, Grisham crushed a three-run shot 394 feet into right to restore the Yankees’ advantage. Now ahead 5-3 thanks to the 2014 18U National Team alum’s second home run in four games, the Yankees would allow just one more run the rest of the way to seal the victory.

In the Single-A Florida State League, 2022 18U National Team alumni Max Clark and Kevin McGonigle were a key tandem on Sunday for the league-best Lakeland Flying Tigers in a thrilling 7-6 win over the Jupiter Hammerheads. Clark, selected No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, continued his tear through the minor leagues this season with a 3-for-4 day at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. He put Lakeland on the board in the third inning with a 377-foot solo home run into center with two outs. Clark notched a pair of singles the rest of the way, including one to lead-off the bottom of the ninth inning as the Flying Tigers trailed 6-1. That single proved crucial, as Clark rounded the bases and scored on a sac fly to spark a stunning comeback. Another sac fly tied the game up at 6-6 with two outs, and put McGonigle in position to be the hero with a runner on third. He did not disappoint, scoring the sixth and final run of an incredible walk-off comeback with a single into right.

June 8

Two-time USA Baseball alum Kevin Gausman was lights out in Toronto’s 7-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday, going all nine innings on the mound in his career shutout. Gausman fanned 10 batters for the second time this season and the fourth time in his last four games, surrendering just five hits and a walk in a dominant performance. Gausman was especially strong during the third and fourth innings, registering five of his punchouts with just one hit. After a rocky start to the season, the Blue Jays have now gone 6-2 in Gausman’s last eight starts.

Jake Cronenworth was one of several Padres to tee off in a 13-1 romp over the Diamondbacks in San Diego on Saturday, finishing 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs, and two runs scored. The 2019 Professional Team alum demolished a three-run bomb 422 feet into center in the fourth inning, as the Padres raced out to an early 7-0 lead. Cronenworth popped up again in the fifth inning, driving in San Diego’s ninth run on the day with a single into left.

A familiar face at USA Baseball, Bryce Harper helped push the Phillies to a 7-2 win over the New York Mets in London. Harper got his bat going with a double in the first inning but would be left stranded. In the fourth, with his squad down by one, Harper smashed a homer to right field to even the score. The Las Vegas native continued to demonstrate his plate presence with an infield single in the fifth frame. Harper completed his night going 3-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a run scored. His three hits were good for a game-high. Harper owns 15 homers to put him in the top-ten in the league.

June 7

Two-time USA Baseball alumni Bobby Witt Jr. continued his stellar play at the plate going 3-for-5 and scoring two runs in the Royals’ 10-9 win over the Mariners on Friday. Witt Jr. started hot in the first inning with a single to center field and followed it up with another single in the fourth frame. Later in the fourth, Witt Jr. would score his first run of the day. In his last plate appearance, the Colleyville, Texas native tripled to left field to register an RBI. Witt Jr. finished his night scoring two runs and built up his already stellar batting average. He owns a .320 batting average which is good for third in the MLB.

The Royals’ MJ Melendez crushed a three-run homer in Kansas City’s 10-9 win over the Mariners on Friday at Kauffman Stadium. The left fielder began his action at the plate in the fourth frame where he smacked a ball 406 feet over the right field wall to drive in three runs. The 2016 18U National Team alum was not done driving in runs as he pushed another run across the plate in the bottom of the sixth and also added a walk to his day . The former second round pick had a game-high four RBIs and has 17 total on the 2024 season.

Milwaukee’s Brice Turang led the way with four hits to secure a 10-0 blowout win over the Tigers on Friday at Comerica Park. Turang began his busy night with a single to left in the top of the second to drive in his first of two runs. In the same inning, the former first rounder pulled off an amazing play by stealing home to put his team up five runs through two frames. In the fourth, Turang doubled to right field and would later score, increasing the lead to seven. Continuing to fill up the stat sheet, Turang singled to left field to push another run across the plate. His last plate appearance consisted of a single in the seventh inning. Turang finished his night going 4-for-5 with two RBIs, two runs and a stolen base.

Minnesota’s Joe Ryan tossed seven innings while only allowing two hits in the Twins 3-0 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park. Ryan, a 2021 Olympic Team alum, tallied eight strikeouts in his appearance on the bump. In his last three outings on the mound, Ryan owns a total of 21 punchouts. The pitcher owns a 3.30 ERA which bests his career average (3.91).

June 6

2018 Collegiate National Team alum Adley Rutschman extended his hitting streak to ten straight games in the Orioles' 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday at Rogers Centre. With the Orioles down 4-0 in the sixth frame, Rutschman flipped the switch with a solo home run to left center field which would mark the first runs for Baltimore on the night. The catcher was not done at the plate as he crushed a two-run shot that traveled 414 feet in the top of the eighth. The 2023 Silver Slugger recipient has three multi-hit games in his last five appearances while tallying five RBIs in that span.

Boston’s Tanner Houck tossed seven innings and was credited with the win in the Red Sox' dominant 14-2 victory over the White Sox on Thursday. The Red Sox offense got out to a hot start with seven runs in four innings which let Houck command the mound comfortably. He responded by collecting an impressive nine punch outs while only giving up three hits. Houck, a three-time USA Baseball alum, owns a 1.91 ERA on the season.

Mookie Betts went deep in the Dodgers’ 11-7 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday, slashing a pair of hits with three RBIs, two runs, scored and a pair of walks. Betts, a member of the 2023 World Baseball Classic squad, helped put the Dodgers out of reach in the fifth inning with a big-time home run. With Los Angeles already having plated three runs in the inning to pull ahead of Pittsburgh, 7-4, Betts belted a three-run shot clear into center that traveled 410 feet and gave his side a commanding 10-4 advantage.

2018 18U alum Corbin Carroll tied for the game-high with three hits in the Diamondbacks’ 4-3 win over the Padres, and he scored two of Arizona’s runs in the contest while also swiping a stolen base. Carroll was instrumental in his side taking the lead in the top of the first inning, reaching first on a single before stealing second and capitalizing on an error to advance to third. A double allowed Carroll to complete his trip around the bags, giving the Diamondbacks a 1-0 advantage. Though Arizona tacked on two more runs, San Diego would storm back to knot the game up at 3-3. In the seventh inning, with two outs and nobody on base, it was Carroll who led the Diamondbacks back in front. Delivering a clutch double into right field, Carroll was in perfect position to take advantage of a single and error combination to race home and score what proved to be the decisive run for Arizona.

Another 18U alum showed out on the night, this time in New York as 2014 alum Trent Grisham went yard in the Yankees’ 8-5 win over the Twins. Grisham, who finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored, decked a two-run homer in the second inning to put New York on the board and answer a solo shot from Minnesota in the previous inning. With the Yankees up 7-5 in the fifth inning, Grisham popped up again for this third RBI of the game, a sac fly to drive in the final run of the night.

June 5

2016 Collegiate National Team alum TJ Friedl proved instrumental in Cincinnati's 12-7 win over the Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field. Friedl found his way to the bags in the top of the first inning on a walk and would make his way to third, but ultimately be stranded. In the third frame, Friedl was hit by a pitch and would take advantage of the opportunity by stealing second which is good for his fourth on the season. The center fielder crossed the plate shortly after to put the first runs on the board for his squad. After getting on base twice without a hit, Friedl got his bat going by crushing a two-run homer to right center field that traveled 429 feet to even the score in the fifth frame. The Sewickley, Pennsylvania native stayed busy on the bags as he was hit by a pitch again in the ninth to advance to first. He would eventually score on a Spencer Steer homer to put his squad up. Friedl finished his night with a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored. In his last four games, Friedl has six total RBIs and at least one hit per game in that span.

Four-time USA Baseball alum Anthony Volpe took his hitting streak to five straight games as he tallied a game-high three in the Yankees’ 9-5 win over the Twins on Wednesday. Volpe, who has now also scored at least a run in the last seven games, reached home twice against Minnesota to help New York pull away for their seventh straight victory. Over that stretch, the shortstop has racked up 10 hits, nine runs scored, and two RBIs.

Paul Skenes improved to 3-0 in his rookie season, pitching 5.0 innings and being credited with the win as the Pirates knocked off the Dodgers by a score of 10-6. As the Pirates offense unloaded to take a 7-0 lead in the second inning, Skenes held a dangerous Dodgers lineup to just three runs in response during his time on the mound and snuffed out any chance of a comeback with eight strikeouts. Coming out of the gates fearless, Skenes caught both Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani on whiffs in the first inning.

June 4

Two-time USA Baseball alum Bobby Witt Jr. had a massive day at the plate for the Royals going 3-for-5 with two homers that traveled nearly 1,000 feet combined in his squads 8-5 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday at Progressive Field. Witt Jr. began his superb night with a two-run shot over the center field wall in the top of the third frame. The Colleyville, Texas native wasn’t done showing off his power as he hit another two-run homer just shortly after in the fourth inning. In his last five outings, Witt Jr. has been on a mean streak as he has tallied nine total RBIs and has three multi-hit games under his belt in that span.

The Cardinals' Masyn Winn filled up the statsheet in his squads 8-5 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park. The two-time USA Baseball alum was perfect at the plate going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. In his first plate appearance, Winn walked, but was left stranded in the top of the second frame. The former second round pick got his bat going in the fourth inning with a single to center field. The strong showing continued for Winn as he crushed a ball that traveled 365 feet to left field which would plate two runs for his squad. Winn, who hails from Katy, Texas singled in the seventh inning to reach base once again. He demonstrated his elusiveness by stealing second shortly after. The shortstop has eight stolen bases on the year to go along with his .309 batting average which is tenth-best in the MLB.

Pittsburgh’s Jared Jones continues to deepen the Pirates’ already strong starting pitching staff after mounting another impressive night on the mound. Despite suffering some losses to his record early on in the season, the 2016 17U National Team member earned a win in shutout fashion over one of the most daunting lineups in the league. Jones shutout the Los Angeles Dodgers in his six innings of work in Pittsburgh, only giving up three hits to go along with the his six punchouts.

June 3

St. Louis’ Nolan Gorman was one of two Cardinals to hit a homerun in the first inning in their 7-4 loss to the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. The 2017 18U National Team alum started his night at the plate by smashing a ball 407 feet to right center field in the first frame. The Phoenix, Arizona native wasn’t done showing off his powerful swing as he homered to right center field again in the top of the fifth inning. Gorman finished his night going 2-for-3 with two home runs, two RBIs and a walk. Gorman has been on fire in his last two games by tallying five total RBIs and three homers.

Will Benson was a massive contributor in the Reds’ 13-3 win over the Rockies going 2-for-3 with three RBIs on Monday at Coors Field. Benson began his hitting fest in the top of the third frame when he singled to center field. The 2015 18U National Team alum would make his way around the bags to score his first run of the night. Benson kept his bat hot with a triple to right field which would drive in two runs in the top of the fourth. In the same inning, the former first round pick made his way across the plate to tack on another run. Benson, who hails from Atlanta, Georgia, ended his career night with a sacrifice fly to left field to add another RBI to his resume. Benson has 20 RBIs in the 2024 season which is on pace to set a new career high for the outfielder.

2014 15U alum Mark Vientos put together his third game in the last four with at least two hits, filling up the stat sheet in the Mets’ 8-7 win over the Nationals by going 2-for-3 with a home run, an RBI, 2 runs scored, and a pair of walks. Vientos’ homer came in the fourth inning, as he mashed a solo effort 420 feet over the center field wall in Washington. In the fifth inning, Vientos helped the Mets score four runs and take the decisive lead as he reached on a walk and would round the bases to score as New York raced back in front, 7-4. Over his last 10 games, Vientos has notched a .342 average with four home runs, 8 RBIs, and 8 runs scored.

2019 15U National Team alum and UNC Tar Heel Matthew Matthjis came in and saved the day in Chapel Hill for Carolina. Facing elimination against a formidable LSU Tiger team in a win-or-go-home game, Matthjis was called upon to relieve UNC’s starter after the team got off to a rocky start. Entering in just the third inning and putting in a total 4.1 frames of work, Mattjis held down the fort, keeping the Tigers at bay by only giving up one earned run on two hits while also tossing three punchouts. Mattjis denied LSU for long enough for his offense to eventually send him and the rest of his team to the Super Regional round via a thrilling extra-innings victory.

June 2

The Rumble Ponies’ Brandon Sproat notched a career high 10 K’s in Binghamton’s 3-2 win over the Harrisburg Senators on Sunday. The Mets’ No. 13 prospect commanded the mound for seven innings and demonstrated his efficiency by only allowing one hit. Sproat, a Collegiate National Team alum, kept the Senators at bay and had his ball control on display with one walk in the contest. Sproat is now 3-1 on the 2024 season, owning an outstanding 1.23 ERA in 51.1 frames pitched.

2017 18U National Team alum Nolan Gorman hit an early two-run homer in the top of the first frame to push the Cardinals over the Phillies, 5-4, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The second baseman notched his eleventh home run of the season to put the first runs on the board of the game. The Phillies would fight back to even the score 4-4 which would lead the game to go into extra innings. Gorman took matters into his own hands with his single to right field to push the winning run across the plate in the top of the tenth frame. The Phoenix, Arizona native had three RBIs in the game and now has seven RBIs in his last five contests.

Houston’s Alex Bregman, a five-time USA Baseball member, was one of two Astros to hit a homerun in their 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The third baseman launched a ball, which traveled 395 feet, over the left field wall in the bottom of the third inning to drive two runs in. Bregman has been on a hot streak as he has hit a homerun in three of the last four contests. Bregman, who hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, has recorded a hit in his last six games with four of the games including multiple hits. He now has a .229 batting average and 28 RBIs on the season.

Florida’s Jac Caglianone was a big contributor in the Gators’ barnburning victory over Nebraska in the Stillwater regional on Sunday. The Collegiate National Team alumni and two-way star went 2-for-4 and tallied four RBIs, one of which came on a double. Meanwhile, Caglianone’s other three RBIs came on a three-run jack in the second inning that separated the Gators from the Cornhuskers. From there, Florida was off to the races, outpacing Nebraska 17-11 by the end of the bout.

June 1

2021 Collegiate National team alum Jace Jung came up big for the Toledo Mud Hens in a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Saturday. The Tigers’ No. 3 prospect reached base on all five of his plate appearances, connecting on a pair of hits and drawing three walks. One of Jung’s walks, coming with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, sent Toledo’s first run home for his first RBI of the night. His second RBI proved to be decisive, a single in the bottom of the ninth to score the winning run for Toledo and earn a standing ovation from the home crowd.

Two-time MVP and USA Baseball mainstay Bryce Harper went 2-3 with 2 RBIs and three runs scored in the Phillies 6-1 win over the Cardinals on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies first baseman started his day at the plate with a single in the bottom of the first frame. He would score later in the inning to put the Phillies up 2-0. Harper got on base again in the bottom of the third and made his way around the bags to add to the Philly lead. In the seventh inning, Harper got behind a ball and sent it 415 feet to right field which would drive in two runs to put the game out of reach. The former No. 1 overall pick is batting .270 on the year with 14 homers and 44 RBIs.

2019 Professional Team alum Brent Rooker played a major role in the Athletics’ 11-9 upset of the Braves on Saturday, posting a 2-for-5 statline with a home run, four RBIs, and a run scored. Rooker demolished a two-run blast in the fourth inning, 421-footer into the left field stands that gave Oakland an 8-3 lead. Finding his side trailing 9-8 in his next at-bat, Rooker stepped up and drove a double into right field, scoring what would prove to be the winning pair of runs as the Athletics took a 10-9 lead that they would carry for the rest of the game.

Ke’Bryan Hayes set the tone in the Pirates’ 8-1 win over the Blue Jays with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate with a pair of RBIs and runs scored. Hayes crushed a 404-foot homer into left center in his first at-bat, a two-RBI shot that put Pittsburgh up 3-0. The 2014 18U alum scored again in the sixth inning, reaching home on a throwing error to tally the Pirates’ sixth run and grow the lead.

Pittsburgh wasn’t the only Pirate team to benefit from a USA Baseball alumni on Saturday. In a win-or-go-home game against a formidable Wake Forest squad, ECU ace Trey Yesavage put on a show in his 7.1 innings pitched in Greenville, North Carolina. The Collegiate National team alumni tossed six punchouts while giving up just one hit and one earned run, buying enough time for his Pirates to send the Demon Deacons home in epic fashion in the ninth inning of the elimination game.