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Team Light Blue, Red Victorious on Day One of 13U/14U ADP

Judson Dowell and Brady Harris led all hitters with two extra-base hits each to lead their teams to a win
August 2, 2022
CARY, N.C. – On the first day of the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP), Team Light Blue and Team Red picked up wins to start competition on Monday at the USA Baseball Training Complex. Team Light Blue started out with an 8-5 victory over Team White and Team Red followed

CARY, N.C. – On the first day of the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP), Team Light Blue and Team Red picked up wins to start competition on Monday at the USA Baseball Training Complex. Team Light Blue started out with an 8-5 victory over Team White and Team Red followed up with a shutout win against Team Navy 5-0.

ABOUT ADP SCORING*
USA Baseball utilizes a modified scoring system for its development programs to achieve load management and mitigate potential injuries due to overuse for its youth athletes. Pitchers are subject to a maximum pitch count of 25 per inning during game play. In the event an inning is rolled because a pitcher has reached their maximum pitch count, runners on base may be contributed to the game score. As a result of this system, the final game score may not match the overall statistics.

Game One: Team Light Blue 8, Team White 5

Box Score | Play-by-play

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • James Tronstein led off the bottom of the first for White with a single, swiped second, and scored the first run on an RBI-single to center field by Trevor Condon.
  • Judson Dowell started the top of the second driving a double to center field and scored on a passed ball after advancing to third on wild pitch for Light Blue.
  • Josh Burkholder started the top of third for White with a single to right field, stole second, and scored on a throwing error.
  • Judson Dowell notched his second extra-base hit sending a triple down the right field line and scored a Light Blue run via a wild pitch in the top of the fourth.
  • Light Blue followed up with another run in the fourth as Ayden Lockett provided an RBI-single into left field to bring pinch-runner Jacob Seamon home.
  • Blake Ragsdale came home to score for Light Blue on a throwing error in the fifth after hitting a single right back at the pitcher to lead off the inning and advancing to second on a wild pitch.
  • Trevor Condon picked up his second RBI via a groundout to second in the sixth for White to score pinch-runner Kevin Roberts Jr.
  • Joshua Priest laced an RBI-double to right center to plate James Tronstein after he collected a double of his own down the left field line to score another run for White in the sixth.

NOTABLES

  • Team White outhit Team Light Blue, 8-7, but Light Blue was able to capitalize on their nine walks drawn.
  • Both of Judson Dowell's hits went for extra-bases as he hit a double and a triple. Dowell also scored a team-best two runs in the game.
  • Trevor Condon drove in a game-high two RBIs in the contest from the three-hole.
  • James Tronstein notched a multi-hit game (2-for-3) and scored a team-best two runs.

GAME TWO: Team Red 5, Team Navy 0

Box Score | Play-by-play

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Brady Harris used his speed to put pressure on the Navy defense in the fifth. He hustled out a double to right center and swiped third only to see the throw sail into left field allowing him to score the first run for Red.
  • Red struck again in the sixth as Keon Johnson blasted a double down the left field line, went to third on a wild pitch, and scored via the JC Pacheco RBI-single through the right side.
  • After a leadoff walk in the seventh by Andruw Giles, Brady Harris drilled a RBI-triple over the center field for Red.
  • Following the triple, Dylan Minnatee was hit by a pitch and executed a perfect double steal with Brady Harris to score another for Red.
  • Dylan Minnatee came home to score for the third Red run of the seventh inning thanks to a sacrifice fly by Keon Johnson.

NOTABLES

  • Brady Harris (2-for-3), Keon Johnson (2-for-2), and JC Pacheco (2-for-3) delivered multi-hit efforts in the Team Red win.
  • Bear Calvo, Jason Harris Jr., Daniel Nageer, and Lucas Rosenberg combined for the Team Red shutout.
  • Team Navy drew 10 walks in the loss compared to three strikeouts.
  • Braxton Barber reached base in all four at-bats going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks.
  • Christopher Reali struck out a game-high four batters in the contest.

ON DECK

The teams return Tuesday, August 2, for another day of competition at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Team White (0-1) and Team Navy (0-1) matchup at 1:30 p.m. ET, while Team Red (1-0) and Team Light Blue (1-0) will face off at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Team Navy, White Close Out ADP on a High Note

August 4, 2022
CARY, N.C. – The 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) wrapped up Thursday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, as Team Navy and Team White both closed out the event with a win. Team Navy took down Team Light Blue, 9-6, to earn their first win of competition. While Team

CARY, N.C. – The 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) wrapped up Thursday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, as Team Navy and Team White both closed out the event with a win. Team Navy took down Team Light Blue, 9-6, to earn their first win of competition. While Team White defeated Team Red, 8-5, to finish as the only team to earn two wins.

ABOUT ADP SCORING*
USA Baseball utilizes a modified scoring system for its development programs to achieve load management and mitigate potential injuries due to overuse for its youth athletes. Pitchers are subject to a maximum pitch count of 25 per inning during game play. In the event an inning is rolled because a pitcher has reached their maximum pitch count, runners on base may be contributed to the game score. As a result of this system, the final game score may not match the overall statistics.

GAME ONE: Team Navy 9, Team Light Blue 6

Box Score | Play-by-play

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Christopher Reali scored on a wild pitch in the second inning for Team Navy after he laced a single into left field and advanced from first to third on a hit-and-run by Julian Suarez.
  • Aaron Hernandez worked a walk with the bases loaded to earn the RBI in the fifth for Team Navy.
  • Brady Beckham tacked on two more for Team Navy by driving a single into center field.
  • Josiah Morris cranked a three RBI triple past the left fielder for Team Light Blue in the fifth to get his team on the scoreboard.
  • Christopher Reali scored his second run of the game in the sixth for Team Navy after a leadoff walk, swiped second, and came home via a throwing error on a groundout.
  • Jackson Maddix notched an RBI on the sacrifice fly to left field to bring in Julian Suarez for Team Navy in the sixth.
  • With Andrew Rico and Jace Moran reaching base on walks in the sixth for Team Light Blue, Lash Henderson crushed a triple to center field for two RBIs.
  • Lash Henderson took advantage of a dropped third strike and scored on the throw down to first base by the catcher for another Team Light Blue run in the sixth.
  • Jake Ursey sent a single back up the middle to plate two runs for Team Navy in the seventh.

NOTABLES

  • Archer Horn and Jacob Melendez combined to throw four scoreless innings to start for Team Navy with five strikeouts.
  • Blake Bowen (2-for-3) and Brady Bickham (2-for-4) both contributed multi-hit efforts in the win for Team Navy.
  • Blake Bowen finished ADP with a .500 batting average, four walks, and 5-for-5 on stolen bases.
  • Christopher Reali made two appearances at ADP tossing three scoreless innings and five strikeouts.
  • Ayden Lockett completed ADP with a 1.945 OPS and a .667 batting average for Team Light Blue.
  • Judson Dowell led Team Light Blue with eight total bases, five hits, and four runs scored in their three games played.

GAME TWO: Team White 8, Team Red 5

Box Score | Play-by-play

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Brady Harris began the first inning for Team Red with a single to left, moved up to second on a groundout, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on Keon Johnson's RBI-single to left center.
  • With Kevin Roberts Jr. on third and Josh Burkholder on second thanks to a double steal following their single and walk, respectively, Logan Schmidt put a single into right field for two RBIs.
  • James Tronstein notched a two RBI single to left field to score Chase Cotton, who reached on a hit by pitch, and Logan Schmidt for Team White in the second.
  • Dylan Minnatee scored for Team Red on a passed ball after leading the fourth inning off with a single up the middle.
  • Bear Calvo picked up an RBI for Team Red in the fourth inning on a groundout to first which allowed Isaac Vidal to score.
  • Trevor Condon led off the sixth for Team White by sending a single up the middle and advanced to third on an error by the pitcher. Joshua Priest brought Condon home for the RBI via a sacrifice fly to right field.
  • Kevin Roberts Jr. added another run in the sixth for Team White after a single up the middle and swiped second. He then advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored as the throw down to third sailed into left field.
  • Zachary Estrada scored for Team Red in the seventh thanks to an error by the first baseman after leading off the inning with a walk.
  • Dylan Minnatee torched a single through the right side in the seventh for Team Red to allow JC Pacheco to score.

NOTABLES

  • James Tronstein finished with a team-best five hits and five runs scored for Team White.
  • Brady Harris ended as the ADP hit leader with six hits and led Team Red with four runs scored and nine total bases.
  • Kevin Roberts was a perfect 5-5 on stolen base attempts and batted .600 with a team-best five runs scored for Team White.
  • Isaac Vidal dealt three shutout innings in relief for Team Red to hold off the Team White offense.
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Team White Gets the Win, Team Red and Light Blue End in a Draw on Day Two of the ADP

James Tronstein leads Team White offensively to help his squad pick up their first win
August 3, 2022
CARY, N.C. – On the second day of the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Team White picked up their first win of competition, while Team Light Blue and Team Red ended in a tie. ABOUT ADP SCORING* USA Baseball utilizes a modified scoring

CARY, N.C. – On the second day of the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Team White picked up their first win of competition, while Team Light Blue and Team Red ended in a tie.

ABOUT ADP SCORING*
USA Baseball utilizes a modified scoring system for its development programs to achieve load management and mitigate potential injuries due to overuse for its youth athletes. Pitchers are subject to a maximum pitch count of 25 per inning during game play. In the event an inning is rolled because a pitcher has reached their maximum pitch count, runners on base may be contributed to the game score. As a result of this system, the final game score may not match the overall statistics.

Game One: Team White 10, Team Red 7

Box Score | Play-by-play

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • James Tronstein drove the first pitch of the game into left center for a double and scored the first run for Team White on a wild pitch.
  • Conner Weese added another in the first for Team White after he laced a triple down the right field line to score Josh Burkholder, who worked a walked, from first.
  • After a Kevin Roberts Jr. walk, Roberts Jr. and Conner Weese executed a double steal in the first which allowed Weese to score from third for Team White.
  • Team Navy scored four runs in the second via defensive miscues and wild pitching. Two runs came on a fielding error at second base, followed by a bases loaded walk from Blake Bowen, and Christopher Reali scored on a passed ball after getting on base via a four-pitch walk.
  • Conner Weese dropped a double into right center and scored for Team White on a triple down the left field line by Joshua Priest in the third.
  • Teagan Scott brought Conner Weese home on an RBI-single to left center in the third for Team White.
  • Team Navy scored one apiece in the third and fourth innings as they took advantage of defensive miscues in the infield by Team White.
  • Wilson Anderson sent a single into left field to plate two for Team White after Chase Fuller and Kevin Roberts both reached on walks in the fifth.
  • After Teagan Scott was hit by a pitch, both Scott and Wilson Anderson moved up to second and third for Andrew Jimenez. Jimenez brought the runners in from scoring position on a single to right field for two RBIs.
  • Archer Horn picked up his second hit of the game for Team Navy which allowed Blake Bowen to score after he doubled to left center in the sixth.
  • Kevin Roberts Jr. scored the final run for Team White leading off the seventh with a single to third, swiped second, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on an error by the catcher.

NOTABLES

  • James Tronstein collected another multi-hit game (2-for-4) after going 2-for-3 yesterday for Team White. Two of his four hits have gone for doubles and Tronstein has scored three runs through two games.
  • Conner Weese produced two hits, both doubles, and scored two runs to help Team White earn the win.
  • Kevin Roberts Jr. stole three bases to lead all players putting pressure on the Team Navy defense.
  • Blake Bowen is 2-for-5 with two doubles and three walks through two games for Team Navy.

Game Two: Team Red 6, Team Light Blue 6

Box Score | Play-by-play

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the first, Keon Johnson contributed the first run for Team Red blasting a double into left center to score JC Pacheco after he walked and advanced to third on consecutive passed balls.
  • Ayden Lockett led off for Team Blue in the first sending a pitch deep to left field for a triple and scored on the RBI-groundout to second base by Kahanu Martinez.
  • Brady Harris notched an RBI-single to left center in the second inning to score pinch-runner Griffin McKain from second base.
  • Dylan Minnatee reached in the third on a hit by pitch and swiped second, but the throw down soared into center field. The ball got by the center fielder allowing Minnatee to score for Team Red.
  • With Judson Dowell reaching on a walk and Lincoln Boyle via a single up the middle to put runners on for Team Light Blue, Luke Armijo sent a double to left field to score Dowell. Boyle was thrown out attempting to score by a perfect relay that nailed him at home plate.
  • Team Light Blue turned a 4-6-3 double play with the bases loaded in the fourth for Team Red allowing Bear Calvo to score after he reached on an error.
  • With pinch-runner Griffin McKain left on third following the double play, he scored on a passed ball for Team Red.
  • Ayden Lockett jumpstarted the Light Blue offense in the fourth with a leadoff double and Judson Dowell singled to third base to advance Lockett to third. This allowed John Hucko to score Lockett as he singled through the left side for the RBI.
  • Judson Dowell advanced to third on a passed ball following the RBI single and scored on a wild pitch.
  • Jace Moran started the fifth with a single to second for Light Blue and was pinch ran for by Jacob Jimenez. Jimenez stole second base and advanced to third on a foul out. Forcing Team Red to play their infield in, Logan Pascarella put a groundball in play to short and JC Pacheco was unable to nab Jimenez at home.
  • John Hucko picked up his second RBI of the game for Team Light Blue with an RBI-groundout to second base to score Ayden Lockett from third who reached on a walk.
  • Dylan Minnatee delivered a sacrifice fly in the seventh for Team Red to score Brady Harris who led off with a single.

NOTABLES

  • Brady Harris produced a multi-hit performance in both games now for Team Red and is 4-for-7 with a 1.571 OPS through two games.
  • Keon Johnson pitched two no-hit innings in relief to finish the game for Team Red.
  • Judson Dowell has notched two hits in both games for Team Light Blue and boasts a .667 batting average with a team-high seven total bases.
  • Ayden Lockett scored a team-best three runs for Team Light Blue and reached based in all three of his at-bats.

ON DECK

The teams take a day off from competition tomorrow, but return on Thursday, August 4, for the final day of the 13U/14U ADP at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Team Navy (0-2) and Team Light Blue (1-0-1) will matchup at 10:00 a.m. ET, while Team White (1-1) and Team Red (1-0-1) will face off at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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USA Baseball Names 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Roster

The ADP will take place August 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina
July 16, 2022
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today named the 72-man roster for the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program, following the conclusion of the National Team Championships. The 2022 development event will span four days from August 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The Athlete Development Program

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today named the 72-man roster for the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program, following the conclusion of the National Team Championships. The 2022 development event will span four days from August 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The Athlete Development Program (ADP) allows athletes to connect with USA Baseball coaches, task force, and national team staff to better prepare for a future national team experience. Participants will take part in skill development sessions, off-field educational seminars, and a series of intrasquad Stars versus Stripes games to assist in developing the athletes as both a player and a person. The off-field development sessions will focus on educating athletes about the NCAA and the recruiting process, umpire interaction, nutrition and wellness guidance, strength and conditioning education, media training, and character and leadership development.

"We are very excited to announce the seventy-two athletes that will make up the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program roster,” said Ben Kelley, USA Baseball Director of Baseball Operations. “Our coaches and Task Force members have worked extremely hard the past year and have done a tremendous job scouting and identifying the best thirteen- and fourteen-year-old athletes who will be a part of this program. We cannot wait to welcome this outstanding group of players to our National Training Complex and look forward to having the opportunity to impact their overall development."

The 2022 roster includes athletes who participated in USA Baseball identification events such as the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) and the National Team Championships. The ADP itself is also an identification event as participating athletes will be evaluated for the opportunity to be invited to the 2022 15U National Team Training Camp in August.

Forty-four athletes played in the National Team Championships, with 30 players selected from the event in North Carolina and 14 from Arizona. The roster also features 24 players selected from last year’s NTIS Champions Cup. Overall, 58 of the 72 athletes are new to USA Baseball programming this year.

Five players from the 2021 ADP return for this year’s edition of the program, as Lincoln Boyle (Overland Park, Kan.), Dylan Minnatee (Elk Grove, Calif.), Kevin Roberts Jr. (Meridian, Miss.), James Tronstein (Los Angeles, Calif.), and Mateo Villanueva (Coronado, Calif.) will all participate once again. Additionally, nine players on the 2022 13U/14U ADP roster were members of the 2021 12U National Team.

Athletes will learn from a well-established coaching staff, including college head coaches Erik Bakich (Clemson), Randy Hood (UNC-Wilmington), Omar Johnson (Jackson State), and Elton Pollock (Presbyterian).

USA Baseball Director of Player Development Jim Koerner will serve as the field coordinator for the event. Mississippi State assistant coach Scott Foxwall will act as the pitching coordinator and five-time MLB All-Star Troy Tulowitzki is the hitting coordinator.

Bakich will lead the Team Navy and will be joined by assistant coach Tyler Rost (Duke) and pitching coach Larry Vucan (Southlake Carroll [Texas] High School). Hood will lead Team White and will be joined by assistant coach Josh Ellison (Chaparral [Ariz.] High School) and pitching coach John Weber (Cypress [Calif.] High School).

Johnson will lead Team Light Blue and will be joined by assistant coach Bryan Madsen (St. Joseph [Calif.] High School) and pitching coach Brad Hall (Orange Lutheran [Calif.] High School). Lastly, Pollock will lead Team Red and will be joined by assistant coach Jim Maciejewski (Mauldin [S.C.] High School) and pitching coach Eric Borba (Orange Lutheran [Calif.] High School).

For more information on the Athlete Development Program, please follow @USABDevelops on Twitter.

2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Roster

(Name; Position; Hometown)

  • Caleb Alexander; IF/RHP; Houston, Texas
  • Wilson Andersen; INF/RHP; Tampa, Fla.
  • Luke Armijo; LHP; Whittier, Calif.
  • Braxton Barber; OF; Dallas, Texas
  • *Brady Bickham; IF/RHP; Claremont, Calf.
  • Caden Borcherding; C/IF; McDonough, Ga.
  • Blake Bowen; OF/IF; Riverside, Calif.
  • ^Lincoln Boyle; RHP/IF; Overland Park, Kan.
  • Josh Burkholder; IF; West Mifflin, Pa.
  • Bear Calvo; INF/RHP; Fullerton, Calif.
  • Jonah Chavez; RHP; San Francisco, Calif.
  • Ryder Cielen; RHP; Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Macen Collura; RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Trevor Condon; OF; Woodstock, Ga.
  • *Chase Cotton; IF/RHP; Lincoln, Calif.
  • Jose Doubront; RHP; Greenville, S.C.
  • Judson Dowell; IF/RHP; Houston, Texas
  • Grady Emerson; INF; Trophy Club, Texas
  • Zachary Estrada; OF/RHP; Covina, Calif.
  • Andrew Felizzari; INF/OF; Tustin, Calif.
  • Chase Fuller; INF/RHP; Tallahassee, Fla.
  • *Aaron Garcia; IF/C; Pico Rivera, Calif.
  • Julian Garcia; RHP; Compton, Calif.
  • Andruw Giles; OF/IF; Henderson, Nev.
  • Jacob Gray; MIF; Benicia, Calf.
  • Landon Green; RHP; Clearwater, Fla.
  • *Jared Grindlinger; OF; Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Brady Harris; OF; Saint Augustine, Fla.
  • Jason Harris Jr.; INF/RHP; Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Kahaku Harrison; INF; Kailua, Hawaii
  • Lash Henderson; OF; Frisco, Texas
  • Aaron Hernandez; LHP/OF; Miami, Fla.
  • Archer Horn; IF/RHP; San Mateo, Calif
  • John Hucko; OF/LHP; Charlotte, N.C.
  • *Caleb Hudson; OF; Carrollton, Ga.
  • Andrew Jimenez; INF/RHP; Wildomar, Calif.
  • Jacob Jimenez; INF; Chino, Calif.
  • Keon Johnson; IF; Macon, Ga.
  • *Kekahupono Kong; RHP/C; Mililani, Hawaii
  • Alexander LaSota; RHP; Woodland Hills, Calif.
  • Ayden Lockett; RHP/UTIL; Suwanee, Ga.
  • *Jackson Maddix; OF/LHP; Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Kahanu Martinez; INF; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • William McIntire; RHP; Boyd, Texas
  • Griffin McKain; OF; Fort Mill, S.C.
  • Jacob Melendez; LHP; Perris, Calif
  • ^Dylan Minnatee; INF; Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Jace Moran; C/RHP; Live Oak, Fla.
  • Alexander Moreno; RHP; Garland, Texas
  • Josiah Morris; C/IF; Oakley, Calif.
  • Daniel Nageer; LHP; Pomona, Calif.
  • JC Pacheco; INF; Belleville, N.J.
  • Logan Pascarella; LHP/IF; Corona, Calif.
  • Joshua Priest; IF/OF; San Diego, Calif
  • Ervey Quijada; IF; Pheonix, Ariz.
  • Blake Ragsdale; IF/RHP; Burr Ridge, Ill.
  • Christopher Reali; RHP; Fleming Island, Fla.
  • Taytum Reeves; C/IF; Menifee, Calif.
  • Andrew Rico; C; Northridge, Calif.
  • ^Kevin Roberts Jr.; RHP; Meridian, Miss.
  • Lucas Rosenberg; LHP; Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Logan Schmidt; LHP/IF; Villa Park, Calif.
  • Teagan Scott; C; Salem, Ore.
  • *Jacob Seamon; OF/RHP; Rolling Meadows, Ill.
  • Dylan Seward; IF/RHP; Eastvale, Calif.
  • Dylan Stallones; LHP; Franklin, Texas
  • Julian Suarez; C/IF; Sinton, Texas
  • ^James Tronstein; INF; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Jake Ursey; C/UTIL; Rowlett, Texas
  • *Isaac Vidal; INF/RHP; Miami, Fla.
  • ^Mateo Villanueva; RHP; Coronado, Calif.
  • Conner Weese; IF/OF; Draper, Utah

* denotes national team alumni

^ denotes development program participants

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USA Baseball Announces 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Staff

Scott Foxhall, Troy Tulowitzki to serve as coordinators alongside USA Baseball Director of Player Development Jim Koerner
June 14, 2022
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced the coaching staff for the 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP), highlighted by the naming of Mississippi State pitching coach Scott Foxhall and five-time MLB All-Star and current University of Texas assistant coach Troy Tulowitzki as pitching and hitting coordinators, respectively. They will

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced the coaching staff for the 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP), highlighted by the naming of Mississippi State pitching coach Scott Foxhall and five-time MLB All-Star and current University of Texas assistant coach Troy Tulowitzki as pitching and hitting coordinators, respectively. They will join field coordinator Jim Koerner, USA Baseball's Director of Player Development, in leading the on-field programming during the event.

The ADP, which will now welcome 72 athletes to the USA Baseball National Training Complex for the first time, will feature advanced on-field skills development with positional and team-fundamental drills, along with ongoing evaluation by the coaching staff. The participants will be split across four teams and compete head-to-head in a series of games. Additionally, the athletes will participate in off-field educational seminars while gaining additional exposure to professional scouts and college recruiters.

Four current Division I head coaches also join the ADP coaching staff in 2022 and will each serve as a manager for one of the four teams at the ADP. Erik Bakich (Michigan) returns to the ADP staff for a second-straight year, and he is joined by Randy Hood (UNC-Wilmington), Omar Johnson (Jackson State), and Elton Pollock (Presbyterian College) as team managers in 2022. Additionally, a group of accomplished high school coaches will join them as team assistant and pitching coaches.

“We are very excited about the caliber of the coaches on this year’s Athlete Development Program staff,” said Ben Kelley, USA Baseball's Director of Baseball Operations. “The Athlete Development Program continues to be a tremendous opportunity for young players to learn and grow on and off the field at a pivotal time in their development. We have assembled a group of well-respected coaches from various levels of baseball and, under their guidance, we anticipate hosting a great event this summer for seventy-two of the best young baseball players in the United States."

The full coaching staff for the 2022 13U/14U ADP is as follows (Coaches' bios enclosed below):

COORDINATORS

  • Field Coordinator: Jim Koerner - USA Baseball
  • Pitching Coordinator: Scott Foxhall - Mississippi State University
  • Hitting Coordinator: Troy Tulowitzki – University of Texas

TEAM LIGHT BLUE

  • Manager: Omar Johnson - Jackson State University
  • Pitching Coach: Brad Hall - Orange Lutheran (Calif.) High School
  • Assistant Coach: Bryan Madsen - St. Joseph (Calif.) High School

TEAM NAVY

  • Manager: Erik Bakich - University of Michigan
  • Pitching Coach: Larry Vucan - Southlake Carroll (Texas) High School
  • Assistant Coach: Tyler Rost - Duke University

TEAM RED

  • Manager: Elton Pollock - Presbyterian College
  • Pitching Coach: Eric Borba - Orange Lutheran (Calif.) High School
  • Assistant Coach: Jim Maciejewski - Mauldin (S.C.) High School

TEAM WHITE

  • Manager: Randy Hood - UNC-Wilmington
  • Pitching Coach: John Weber - Cypress (Calif.) High School
  • Assistant Coach: Josh Ellison - Chaparral (Ariz.) High School

The 2022 13U/14U ADP will take place from August 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The event will serve as an identification event for the 15U National Team, where a minimum of eight athletes will earn an invitation to the 15U National Team Trials. Additionally, at least eight athletes will be invited to the 15U National Team Trials in 2023.

USA Baseball will utilize a rolling invitation process for the 13U/14U ADP participants in 2022. Joining 24 players selected from last year's USA Baseball National Team Identification Series Champions Cup, athletes will be selected from the 2022 13U and 14U National Team Championships in both Arizona and North Carolina, and through recommendations from scouts, coaches, and the amateur baseball community.

For more information on the USA Baseball Athlete Development Program, follow @USABDevelops on Twitter.

COACHES' BIOS

Returning as a manager for the ADP for the second consecutive year is long-time University of Michigan Head Coach Erik Bakich. After just concluding his 10th season at the helm in Ann Arbor, he has established himself as one of the nation’s top coaches. After winning the Big Ten Tournament in 2022, Bakich led the Wolverines to an appearance in the Louisville Regional final. In 2019, Bakich’s squad enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in program history when, despite entering the NCAA Tournament unseeded, the Wolverines made it to the College World Series Final for just the third time in school history. The feat earned him National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Coach of the Year honors. Michigan has made four trips to the NCAA Tournament under Bakich’s guidance, and the program has claimed the Big Ten Tournament Championship twice. Before his time at Michigan, Bakich spent three years as the head coach at the University of Maryland (2010-2012). He also had stints as an assistant coach at Clemson (2002) and Vanderbilt (2003-2009). Bakich played collegiately at East Carolina University before spending a professional season in the Independent Professional Baseball League.

The head coach at Orange Lutheran High School (Orange, Calif.), Eric Borba will return for his second season as a pitching coach at the ADP. He has led one of the Trinity League’s most consistent high school programs in the nation since he arrived in 2009, amassing a 293-111-1 record and five Trinity League championships in 14 years at the helm of the Lancers. Borba also led Orange Lutheran to an unprecedented three consecutive USA Baseball National High School Invitational titles from 2017-2019, becoming the first program in the event’s history to accomplish such a feat. In addition to his success at Orange Lutheran, Borba served as the head coach for the 2016 12U National Team and was also an assistant coach for the 2014 12U National Team that won a silver medal in the 2014 COPABE Pan American “A” Championships.

Josh Ellison is set to reprise his role as an assistant coach for the 2022 ADP after serving in the same position a year ago. Currently an assistant coach at Chaparral High School (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Ellison previously served as an assistant coach at Arcadia High School (Phoenix, Ariz.). Prior to his time at Arcadia, Ellison began his coaching career at Tonopah Valley High School (Tonopah, Ariz.) in 2009 and then coached at Desert Edge (Goodyear, Ariz.) from 2011-2014 and Shadow Ridge (Surprise, Ariz.) from 2015-2016. In his playing days, Ellison was selected in the 11th round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners after a stellar high school career at Westminster Academy and amassed five years of professional baseball experience. In four years with the Mariners – where he reached Triple-A in 2004 – and one season in the Yankees system in 2005, Ellison hit .281 while collecting 217 hits, 139 runs, and 78 RBIs. He has previously assisted at other USA Baseball events as well, including the 2019 14U National Team Development Program and the 2019 and 2021 15U Trials.

University of Mississippi pitching coach and 2021 ABCA Assistant Coach of the Year Scott Foxhall is slated to be the pitching coordinator for this year’s 13U/14U Athlete Development Program. During his coaching career, Foxhall has made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, including six consecutive trips to the NCAA Regional round. He has coached 11 major leaguers, including Gold Glove award winners and World Series Champions, and his pitching staff helped lead the Bulldogs to two consecutive College World Series appearances, culminating in an NCAA National Championship in 2021. Prior to arriving in Starkville, Foxhall spent four seasons as the pitching coach at North Carolina State (2015-2018), six years at Auburn (2009-2014), and 13 seasons at his alma mater, the College of Charleston (1996-2008). In three seasons as a player with the Cougars (1992-1994), the right-hander finished his career among the school leaders in strikeouts (156), games started (28), and innings pitched (193.2), while his nine complete games still rank No. 3 all-time at College of Charleston. The Greer, South Carolina, native has seen 56 of his pitchers selected in the MLB Draft, including 14 in the first 10 rounds of the draft.

Brad Hall is set to serve as a pitching coach at the 2022 event, bringing with him a wealth of experience having coached at the high school, collegiate, professional, and international levels. Currently the pitching coach at Orange Lutheran High School (Orange, Calif.) under fellow ADP coach Eric Borba, Hall has previously coached over 40 players who have gone on to play professionally, including 10 major leaguers and four first-round draft picks. In addition to coaching for seven seasons in the Washington Nationals minor-league system, he also has experience as an assistant coach at Barton College, Southern Arkansas University, and with the national teams of New Zealand, Sweden, and the Czech Republic. Hall spent two years as the minor-league pitching coach for the CTBC Brothers in Taiwan, as well as three seasons as a coach for the independent Southern Illinois Miners (2007-2008, 2013), where he was named the pitching coach for the 2008 Frontier League All-Star Game. The founder and director of Pitch Commander, he is also the co-author of “The Fit Formula.”

Joining the 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program as a manager is UNC-Wilmington Head Coach Randy Hood. He just wrapped up his third season at the helm of the Seahawks and 21st season overall with the program since joining as an assistant in 2001. During his tenure, UNCW has won six Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament championships, nine CAA regular-season titles, and made 10 appearances in the NCAA Regionals. Hood played at Campbell from 1987-1990 where he helped lead the Camels to their first NCAA Regional appearance in his senior season. In his final campaign, Hood paced the Big South Conference in batting (.366) and finished second in stolen bases with a school-record 26 thefts. Throughout his collegiate playing career, the Goldsboro native compiled a .320 batting average with 209 hits, 35 doubles, 14 home runs, 86 RBIs, and set 13 school records. Following graduation, Hood played five full seasons of professional baseball, winning a Single-A championship with the Helena Brewers in 1990 and a Double-A crown with the 1993 Birmingham Barons in the White Sox system.

Longtime Jackson State head coach Omar Johnson will make his USA Baseball coaching debut as a manager at the 2022 ADP. In 15 seasons at the helm at Jackson State, Johnson has posted 13 campaigns of 30-plus wins, including seven consecutive from 2012-2019. He has also led the Tigers to seven Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Eastern Division titles while winning over 500 games at the helm. During the 2021 season, JSU posted an undefeated 24-0 record in conference play for the first time in program history, was ranked the No. 1 team in Black College Nines (BCN) HBCU Baseball Large School Top 10 Poll, and received votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Top 30 poll a season ago. Before coaching at Jackson State, Johnson worked at the University of North Alabama for four years where he helped guide the Lions to their first South Central Regional Championship and an appearance in the 1999 NCAA II College World Series. From 2008-2010, Johnson served on the coaching staff for the German National Team which competed in the World Baseball Challenge, Baseball World Cup, and European Baseball Championships.

ADP Field Coordinator and USA Baseball Director of Player Development Jim Koerner was the head coach at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) from 2011-2021. As just the second head coach in the program’s modern-day history, Koerner took NCCU baseball to new heights in his 10 years at the helm. Under his guidance, the Eagles set the school record for wins twice, in 2013 (27) and again in 2018 (28). He also coached two MLB Draft picks with NCCU, including Corey Joyce, who became the highest selection in program history when he was taken in the 12th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2019. Before his time at NCCU, Koerner was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Buffalo from 2007-2011, helping the Bulls reach their best offensive performances in program history in 2009 and 2010. The team recorded an all-time high in wins since 1999 during the 2009 season and set the records for team batting average (.312), home runs (46), and stolen bases (71) in 2010. In those two seasons combined, the Bulls broke over 25 season, career, team, and individual records. He began his coaching career in 2001 as the head coach at Medaille College, where he helped found the program and was named the 2003 North Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. He broke into the Division I ranks as an assistant at Monmouth University before a stint at Marshall University.

As Director of Player Development, Koerner is responsible for developing on-field programming for the six USA Baseball national teams, three national team development programs, and the PDP League. He also produces curriculums related to player development for USABDevelops.com, the organization’s free online educational resource center.

Set to join the 2022 ADP as an assistant coach is Jim Maciejewski. The head coach at Mauldin High School (Mauldin, S.C.) for the past 13 seasons, Maciejewski added athletic director to his title in 2020. The Buffalo, New York, native started his coaching career at USC Upstate in 2005 following a four-year playing career with the Spartans. He then served as an assistant coach at Dorman High School (Roebuck, S.C.) for four seasons before getting the top job at Mauldin. In between, he coached in the New York Collegiate League in 2007, as well as for American Legion and travel baseball teams. Maciejewski has had nearly 40 players play at the collegiate level and has previously served on various USA Baseball Task Forces since 2018.

Bryan Madsen will serve as an assistant coach at the 2022 ADP. Fresh off his first season as the head coach at St. Joseph’s High School (Santa Maria, Calif.), Madsen also assisted at the USA Baseball 12U Trials last year. Prior to arriving at St. Joseph’s, he was an assistant coach at Arroyo Grande (Calif.) High School. Madsen also co-owns Coastal Empire Baseball.

Presbyterian College Head Coach Elton Pollock is slated to serve as a manager at the 2022 ADP. Recently finishing his 18th season as the leader of the Blue Hose baseball team, Pollock has amassed nearly 400 wins at his alma mater since taking over in 2005. In 2021, he guided PC to a pair of program firsts as it claimed the Big South Tournament title and earned a bid to the NCAA Championship. A former two-sport standout at Presbyterian College from 1992-1995, Pollock was a three-year letter winner with the football team and a four-year letter winner with the baseball team. Pollock set numerous records with the baseball team and remains in the top five in many career offensive categories, including home runs (34), slugging percentage (.616), triples (11), runs scored (169), and total bases (382). Following his graduation, Pollock was drafted in the 15th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, spending three years in their minor league system.

Tyler Rost will make his USA Baseball coaching debut as an assistant at this year's ADP. Rost is the Director of Player Development at Duke, where he helped the Blue Devils capture the program’s first ACC Tournament title in 2021. Before he arrived in Durham, the Rootstown, Ohio, native spent two seasons at North Carolina Central (2017, 2020) and two seasons as an assistant coach at Winston Salem State (2018-2019), guiding the Rams to an HBCU National Championship and D2 Independent Tournament title in 2019. Rost has also coached at Wake Tech Community College (2016) and was a graduate assistant at Greenville University in Illinois (2014-2015). He was a four-year starter at Cedarville University from 2008-2011, earning National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-American and first-team all-conference honors and setting several school records, including career games played (213), hits (209), and runs scored (138). Rost also played two seasons of professional baseball with the Alpine Cowboys of the Pecos League.

2021 USA Baseball Volunteer Coach of the Year and 13-year MLB veteran Troy Tulowitzki will serve as the hitting coordinator for this year’s 13U/14U ADP. The five-time MLB All-Star and two-time Gold Glove award winner coached with both the Collegiate National Team and the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program in 2021 and is currently an assistant coach at the University of Texas. Tulowitzki will also bring with him the knowledge of playing for Team USA, having helped lead the Collegiate National Team to the gold medal at the 2004 International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Championships in Tainan, Taiwan. Following a standout collegiate career at Long Beach State where he was twice named an All-American, he would go on to spend 13 seasons in the big leagues where he was a five-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove award winner, and two-time Silver Slugger. A career .290 hitter, he finished in the top-10 in MVP voting three times in his career and helped lead the Colorado Rockies to the first World Series in franchise history in 2007. He began his coaching career at Texas in 2019, where he works with infielders and hitters. In 2021, he helped guide the Longhorns to a Big 12 regular-season title, the No. 2 national seed in the NCAA Tournament, and a berth in the College World Series.

Another standout coach at the high school level, Larry Vucan is set to return to the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program for the second consecutive year as a pitching coach. Vucan just wrapped up his fourth season as the head coach at Southlake Carroll High School in Texas where he has already led the Dragons to a pair of Class 6A state titles in 2018 and 2019. The El Paso, Texas, native took over the Southlake Carroll program in 2017 and promptly guided his team to the state semifinals that year, earning him his first of two Dallas Morning News DFW High School Coach of the Year awards. Vucan claimed the honors after the 2019 campaign as well. He previously coached at Franklin High School (El Paso, Texas) where he spent eight seasons at the helm. Vucan has also played professionally and managed in the Italian Baseball League in Trieste, Italy, and played collegiately at New Mexico Highlands University.

Returning for his second stint as a pitching coach at the ADP in 2022 is John Weber. After finishing his 17th season as the head coach at Cypress High School (Cypress, Calif.), Weber is the longest-tenured head coach in school history. He joins this year’s staff as no stranger to USA Baseball, having served on the Task Forces for the 2014 and 2015 12U National Teams, as well as the 2015 18U National Team and 2021 15U National Team. In his time at Cypress, Weber’s teams have won 12 league championships and he was named the 2019 National High School Coach of the Year by both USA Today and Max Preps. He has also coached a handful of future professional players, including current Los Angeles Angels infielder David Fletcher and top Boston Red Sox prospect Jarren Duran. Prior to taking the job at Cypress, Weber held jobs as an assistant coach at Los Alamitos High School and Santa Ana College. He also coached in the Alaskan Summer League.

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Twenty USA Baseball Alumni and Development Program Participants Named Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year

Ten national team alumni earned Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year honors
June 3, 2022
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced that 10 USA Baseball national team alumni and 20 total development program participants were awarded 2022 Gatorade Player of the Year awards for baseball in their respective states. The award is given to the nation’s most outstanding high school talents for their athletic

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced that 10 USA Baseball national team alumni and 20 total development program participants were awarded 2022 Gatorade Player of the Year awards for baseball in their respective states. The award is given to the nation’s most outstanding high school talents for their athletic development, academic excellence, and exemplary character.

“We are extremely proud of our twenty alumni and development program participants for earning Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year honors to cap off their high school baseball careers,” said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball’s Executive Director and CEO. “Our goal as the national governing body for baseball is to identify premier athletes and contribute to their growth through our events, programs, and national teams. Witnessing these young athletes being honored with an award like this reinforces that we are succeeding in our goals and positively influencing their ongoing development.”

Highlighting the national team alumni on the list is gold medalist Logan Saloman. Saloman was named Arizona’s Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year three years after winning the World Baseball Softball (WBSC) U-15 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier in 2019. En route to gold, he struck out 16 batters in his 12 innings of work and finished with a 1-0 record after making three appearances on the mound for the stars and stripes.

Of the 10 alumni, nine were members of the 2021 18U National Team that went 5-1-1 in an international friendship series against Canada: Joe Allen (New Hampshire), Gavin Guidry (Louisiana), Jackson Holliday (Oklahoma), Walker Jenkins (North Carolina), Druw Jones (Georgia), Mike Kennedy (New York), Paxton Kling (Pennsylvania), Blake Mitchell (Texas), and Owen Murphy (Illinois). The U.S. outscored Canada 60-11 last summer, tallying 23 extra-base hits and holding a minuscule 1.53 team ERA in the seven-game series in Florida.

In addition to their national team experiences, all 10 national team alums have also participated in a USA Baseball development program event. Jenkins, Mitchell, and Saloman were members of a National Team Development Program (NTDP) roster in their careers and are joined by fellow NTDP participants Maxwell Clark (Indiana) and Malcolm Moore (California) on the list of Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year. The USA Baseball NTDP offers athletes an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball staff to better prepare for a future national team experience. The program includes skill development sessions, off-field education seminars, and intrasquad Stars vs. Stripes games to assist in the development of the athletes as both a player and a person.

Allen, Guidry, Holliday, Jones, Kennedy, Kling, Moore, and Murphy all participated in the 2021 PDP League last year as part of the broader Major League Baseball and USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP). The event is an invitation-based development and assessment opportunity for high school players eligible for the following year’s MLB Draft. It provides athletes with an unprecedented amateur experience, including competitive gameplay, player development sessions, educational seminars, and additional programming to prepare players for a professional baseball career. Their fellow teammates Caden Dana (New Jersey), Cooper Dossett (Arkansas), Karson Milbrandt (Missouri), Drew Nelson (Alabama), Brock Porter (Michigan), JR Ritchie (Washington), Matt Scott (Connecticut), and Tristan Smith (South Carolina) also earned Gatorade State Baseball Player of the Year honors after participating the in 2021 PDP League.

Additionally, 26 of the Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year have competed in a USA Baseball identification event or the National High School Invitational (NHSI). The 2022 NHSI featured five eventual winners, including champion Roman Anthony (Marjory Stoneman Douglas; Florida), Dana (Don Bosco Prep; New Jersey), Seth Keller (Hanover; Virginia), Dallas Macias (Regis Jesuit; Colorado), and Saloman (Hamilton; Arizona).

Twenty of the award recipients have played in a USA Baseball National Team Championship (seven in Arizona and 15 in North Carolina) while nine were selected to their region team and played in the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series Champions Cup.

Seventeen of the award recipients have played in the USA Baseball National Team Championships in North Carolina.

For more information on the Gatorade Player of the Year award, visit the official website at Gatorade.com/POY.

The complete list of USA Baseball national team alumni, development program, and event participants who were named 2022 Gatorade State Baseball Players of the Year is as follows:

GATORADE STATE BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR x NATIONAL TEAM ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

(State: Name; USA Baseball national team/development program)

  • Alabama: Drew Nelson; 2021 PDP League
  • Arizona: Logan Saloman*; 2018 14U NTDP, 2019 15U National Team
  • Arkansas: Cooper Dossett; 2021 PDP League
  • California: Malcolm Moore; 2019 16U NTDP, 2021 PDP League
  • Connecticut: Matt Scott; 2021 PDP League
  • Georgia: Druw Jones*; 2021 PDP League, 2021 18U National Team
  • Illinois: Owen Murphy*; 2021 PDP League, 2021 18U National Team
  • Indiana: Maxwell Clark; 2021 16U/17U NTDP
  • Louisiana: Gavin Guidry*; 2021 PDP League, 2021 18U National Team
  • Michigan: Brock Porter; 2021 PDP League
  • Missouri: Karson Milbrandt; 2021 PDP League
  • New Hampshire: Joe Allen*; 2021 PDP League, 2021 18U National Team
  • New Jersey: Caden Dana; 2021 PDP League
  • New York: Mike Kennedy*; 2021 PDP League, 2021 18U National Team
  • North Carolina: Walker Jenkins*; 2021 16U/17U NTDP, 2021 18U National Team
  • Oklahoma: Jackson Holliday*; 2021 PDP League, 2021 18U National Team
  • Pennsylvania: Paxton Kling*; 2021 PDP League, 2021 18U National Team
  • South Carolina: Tristan Smith; 2021 PDP League
  • Texas: Blake Mitchell*; 2021 16U/17U NTDP, 2021 18U National Team
  • Washington: JR Ritchie; 2021 PDP League

*denotes USA Baseball National Team alumni

GATORADE STATE BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR x USA BASEBALL EVENTS PARTICIPANTS

(State: Name; USA Baseball event)

  • Alabama; Drew Nelson; Champs North Carolina
  • Arizona; Logan Saloman; Champs Arizona, NHSI, NTIS
  • Arkansas; Cooper Dossett; Champs Arizona, NTIS
  • California; Malcolm Moore; Champs Arizona
  • Colorado; Dallas Macias; Champs North Carolina, NHSI, NTIS
  • Florida; Roman Anthony; Champs North Carolina, NHSI
  • Hawaii; Nu'u Contrades; Champs Arizona
  • Illinois; Owen Murphy; Champs North Carolina
  • Maryland; Chris Hacopian; Champs North Carolina
  • Michigan; Brock Porter; Champs North Carolina
  • Mississippi; Dakota Jordan; Champs North Carolina
  • Nevada; Robby Snelling; Champs Arizona, Champs North Carolina
  • New York; Mike Kennedy; Champs North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania; Paxton Kling; Champs North Carolina
  • South Carolina; Tristan Smith; Champs North Carolina
  • Tennessee; Dylan Loy; Champs North Carolina
  • Texas; Blake Mitchell; Champs North Carolina, NTIS
  • Utah; Luke Anderson; Champs Arizona
  • Washington; JR Ritchie; Champs Arizona, Champs North Carolina
  • Wisconsin; Mitch Voit; Champs North Carolina
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USA Baseball Announces 2021 National Team Identification Series Selections

A total of 72 athletes were selected for 2022 national team programming from the 2021 NTIS Champions Cup
September 16, 2021
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced the 72 athletes selected from the 2021 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) for its 2022 national team programming, following the completion of the NTIS Champions Cup that was held at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, from August 11-29. The announcement

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced the 72 athletes selected from the 2021 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) for its 2022 national team programming, following the completion of the NTIS Champions Cup that was held at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, from August 11-29. The announcement was first made on the USA Baseball NTIS Selection Show, which can be found on USABaseball.com and the organization’s YouTube channel, USABaseballTV

The NTIS is USA Baseball’s most comprehensive player identification program and includes six age groups ranging from 11U-16U. Under the direction of USA Baseball Regional Directors, tryouts are held in every region of the country to be identified and selected for their regional teams, and invited to the NTIS Champions Cup in Cary, North Carolina.

 

 

The 2021 NTIS Champions Cup featured over 1,200 of the nation’s best players competing in 144 games, as well as skill testing and on-field evaluations run by USA Baseball Task Force and national team coaches.

“After an incredible month of competition, we are excited to announce the seventy-two athletes who have been selected out of our National Team Identification Series for next year’s national team programming,” said USA Baseball Assistant Director of Baseball Operations Ann Claire Roberson. “The outstanding talent at this year’s Champions Cup in Cary made for a very difficult selection process for our task force members and national team program directors, but we are looking forward to watching these players continue to grow in the coming year and seeing their impact on our 2022 programming.” 

Twelve athletes from each age group were invited to compete in the following year’s age-appropriate national team programming events, including the 2022 12U National Team Trials, the 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP), the 2022 15U National Team Trials, and the 2022 16U/17U National Team Development Program (NTDP).

In total, the 72 athletes selected are from twenty-three different states and all six regions from across the U.S.

The 2021 National Team Identification Series selections are as follows:

Name; Position; Hometown; Region

 

  • 2022 12U National Team Trials invitees:
  • (from 11U NTIS)
  • Trenton Finley; C; Lebanon, Tenn.; Southeast
  • Anthony Frausto; INF/LHP; New Braunfels, Texas; South
  • Mason Harris; INF/RHP; Rocklin, Calif.; Northwest
  • Landon King; INF/RHP; San Mateo, Calif.; Northwest
  • Grady Klovstad; OF; Orange, Calif.; Southwest
  • Cristian Matos; C/RHP; Belleville, N.J.; Northeast
  • Braiden Miller; INF/RHP; Waterford, Va.; Northeast
  • Ethan Orozco; C/RHP; Chula Vista, Calif.; Southwest
  • James Stout; C; Artesia, Calif.; Southwest
  • Elliot Su; INF/RHP; Rochester, Minn.; Midwest
  • Maximus Villalva; INF; El Cajon, Calif.; Southwest
  • Ellis White; INF/1B; Concord, N.C.; Southeast

 

  • 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program invitees:
  • (from 12U NTIS)
  • Caleb Alexander; IF/RHP; Houston, Texas; South
  • Brady Bickham; IF/RHP; Claremont, Calif.; Southwest
  • Caden Borcherding; C/IF; McDonough, Ga.; Southeast
  • Chase Cotton; IF/RHP; Lincoln, Calif.; Northwest
  • Zachary Estrada; OF/RHP; Covina, Calif.; Southwest
  • Aaron Garcia; IF/C; Pico Rivera, Calif.; Southwest
  • Jacob Gray; MIF; Benicia, Calif.; Northwest
  • Kekahupono Kong; RHP/C; Mililani, Hawaii; Southwest
  • Jackson Maddix; OF/LHP; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Northeast
  • Logan Pascarella; LHP/IF; Corona, Calif.; Southwest
  • Blake Ragsdale; IF/RHP; Burr Ridge, Ill.; Midwest
  • Jacob Seamon; OF/RHP; Rolling Meadows, Ill.; Midwest

 

  • 2022 13U/14U Athlete Development Program invitees:
  • (from 13U NTIS)
  • Blake Bowen; OF/IF; Riverside, Calif.; Southwest
  • Lincoln Boyle; RHP/IF; Overland Park, Kan.; South
  • Judson Dowell; IF/RHP; Houston, Texas; South
  • Andruw Giles; OF/IF; Henderson, Nev.; Southwest
  • Aaron Hernandez; LHP/OF; Miami, Fla.; Southeast
  • Archer Horn; IF/RHP; San Mateo, Calif.; Northwest
  • Josiah Morris; C/IF; Oakley, Calif.; Northwest
  • Joshua Priest; IF/OF; San Diego, Calif.; Southwest
  • Taytum Reeves; C/IF; Menifee, Calif.; Southwest
  • Logan Schmidt; LHP/IF; Villa Park, Calif.; Southwest
  • Dylan Seward; IF/RHP; Eastvale, Calif.; Southwest
  • Julian Suarez; C/IF; Sinton, Texas; South

 

  • 2022 15U National Team Trials invitees:
  • (from 14U NTIS)
  • Marcus Cantu; IF/RHP; Friendswood, Texas; South
  • John Dolan; C/IF; Huffman, Texas; Southm
  • Ethan Downum; OF/LHP; Frisco, Texas; South
  • Magdiel Estevez; OF/LHP; Miami, Fla.; Southeastk
  • Gian Gamelli; LHP/IF; Wenham, Mass.; Northeast
  • Reid Jacobson; IF/RHP; Albuquerque, N.M.; Southwest
  • Lyndon Lee; IF/IF; Las Vegas, Nev.; Southwest
  • Carlos Machado; IF/RHP; Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Southeast
  • Brady Murrietta; C/IF; Yorba Linda, Calif.; Southwest
  • Davidenko Rodriguez; IF/OF; Katy, Texas; South
  • Sebastian Segura; IF; Spring, Texas; South
  • John Austin Wood; C/IF; Tupelo, Miss.; Southeast

 

  • 2022 16U/17U National Team Development Program invitees:
  • (from 15U NTIS)
  • Alec Blair; OF/LHP; Lafayette, Calif.; Northwest
  • Cash Campbell; IF/RHP; Downers Grove, Ill.; Midwest
  • Kayson Cunningham; IF/OF; San Antonio, Texas; South
  • Jonathan Dobis; OF/RHP; Eagan, Minn.; Midwest
  • Conor Essenburg; IF/LHP; Manhattan, Ill.; Midwest
  • Jake Evans; IF/OF; Long Beach, Calif.; Southwest
  • Ross Felder; RHP/IF; Springdale, Ark.; Southwest
  • Aidan Hall; IF/RHP; Galt, Calif.; Northwest
  • Jake Haruki; C/OF; Irvine, Calif.; Southwest
  • Cooper Moss; RHP/IF; Panama City Beach, Fla.; Southeast
  • Jacob Smith; IF/RHP; Winston Salem, N.C.; Southeast
  • Quindon Wright; OF/RHP; Albany, Ga.; Southeast

 

  • 2022 16U/17U National Team Development Program invitees:
  • (from 16U NTIS)
  • Danny Arambula; IF/OF; Redlands, Calif.; Southwest
  • Andrew (AJ) Garcia; OF/LHP; Chicago, Ill.; Midwest
  • Holden Harris; RHP/IF; Leander, Texas; South
  • Leighton Harris; LHP/IF; Lexington, Ky.; Midwest
  • Joshua Knoth; RHP/OF; Medford, N.Y.; Northeast
  • Joe McGee; OF; Danville, Calif.; Northwest
  • Joseph McMannis; RHP/IF; Emmitsburg, Md.; Northeast
  • Bryce Navarre; LHP/IF; Lake Charles, La.; Southwest
  • Landon O'Donnell; IF; Valrico, Fla.; Southeast
  • Owen Paino; IF/OF; Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Northeast
  • Gabriel Tirado; C/IF; Newington, Conn.; Northeast
  • Joey Tonnotti; RHP/OF; Southington, Conn.; Northeast
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Stars Earn First Win of Series in Finale of 13U/14U ADP Series

Seven different players in the Stars lineup collected a hit
August 5, 2021
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E Stripes 2 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 10 8 3 Stars 0 4 3 3 4 0 1 1 16 7 4 Win: Titan Targac |  Loss: Mateo Villanueva |  Save: None Box Score | Play-by-Play   CARY, N.C. - After being
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Stripes 2 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 10 8 3
Stars 0 4 3 3 4 0 1 1 16 7 4
Win: Titan Targac |  Loss: Mateo Villanueva |  Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play

 

CARY, N.C. - After being on the wrong side of a pair of offensive outbursts on the first two days of the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Series, the Stars took down the Stripes, 16-10, in the final game of the series on Thursday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The Stripes got off to a quick start, scoring three runs in the first two innings before the Stars tallied seven runs in the next two innings to take a commanding lead. Seven different players in the Stars lineup notched a hit, including Josiah Hartshorn (1-for-1), who also had two RBIs. Jaiden Lo Re (1-for-1) reached base in all four of his plate appearances, walking three times.

The Stripes had a trio of multi-hit games. Dean Hannah (2-for-4), Gavin Fien (2-for-4), James Tronstein (2-for-3) all had a pair of hits in the game. Despite the loss, the Stripes out-hit the Stars, 8-7.

Titan Targac earned the win for the Stars, striking out seven in 2.1 innings of work. The loss went to Mateo Villanueva, who started for the Stripes.

Key Moments

  • Tronstein led off the game with a double before Luke Pappano struck out the following two batters. With two outs and Tronstein on second, Ryan Harwood singled to drive in a run an open the scoring, and then eventually scored on Gavin Fien's RBI-single to make it 2-0 Stripes.
  • In the second inning, Bubba Coleman drew a walk, stole a base, and scored on Tronstein's single to give the Stripes a 3-0 lead.
  • Colt Springall and Targac led off the bottom of the second inning with walks before a double steal put them in scoring position. After a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases for the Stars, Nikko Taylor walked to score a run before two more runs crossed home plate to put the Stars in front, 4-3.
  • The Stars lead was extended to 7-3 in the third when Lo Re and Isaiah Ibarra both scored on an error. 
  • After the Stripes trimmed the lead to 7-5, a sacrifice fly by Brady Murrietta plated another run, and Donovan Jeffrey followed with a triple down the right field line to score another run for the Stars. Hartshorn drove in Jeffrey with a single to make it 10-5, Stars.
  • Thanks to a handful of walks in the bottom of the fifth, Team Stars took a 14-5 lead before Team Stripes capitalized on a pair of errors and rallied for a five-run sixth to make it a 14-10 lead for the Stars.
  • With the bases loaded in the seventh, Quentin Young drove in a run with an RBI single to make it 15-10, Stars. The Stripes added a run in the bottom of the eighth to take a six-run lead, which they would hold onto to win.

 

Notable Information

  • The Stripes conclude the series 2-1, while the Stars finished at 1-2.
  • The Stars scored at least three runs in four consecutive innings in the win, putting up 14 runs in those four frames
  • The two teams combined to score 62 runs in the three-game series.

 

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Bats Stay Hot for Team Stripes on Day Two of 2021 13U/14U ADP Series

Brown and Fien pick up multi-hit games in 14-3 win
August 3, 2021
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Stars 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 3 Stripes 2 1 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 14 11 0 Win: Tayden-Evan Kaawa |  Loss: Kruz Schoolcraft |  Save: None Box Score | Play-by-Play   CARY,
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Stars 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 3
Stripes 2 1 0 3 4 4 0 0 0 14 11 0
Win: Tayden-Evan Kaawa |  Loss: Kruz Schoolcraft |  Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play

 

CARY, N.C. - One day after scoring 15 runs in a series-opening win over Team Stars, the bats stayed hot for Team Stripes as they won the second game of the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Series, 14-3, on Tuesday morning at the USA Baseball National Training in Cary, North Carolina.

The Stripes struck early for the second straight day, scoring twice in the first inning and adding 11 runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth to pick up the win. Riley Brown (2-for-3) and Gavin Fien (2-for-3) both had multi-hit games for the Stripes, with Brown adding a pair of RBIs. Kevin Roberts, Jr. also had two RBIs in the win.

The Stars offense was led by Josiah Hartshorn (2-for-3) and Colt Springall (2-for-3). Brady Murrietta (1-for-2), Kalub Ramirez (1-for-2), and Cole Weinstein (1-for-1) also had hits for the Stars.

Tayden-Evan Kaawa earned the win for Team Stripes, striking out five in three innings of work. Kruz Schoolcraft got the loss, allowing two earned runs in three innings.

Key Moments

  • After a scoreless top of the first inning by starter Trevor Busby, the Stars took a two-run lead in the bottom of the frame. James Tronstein led off with a single and scored on an RBI double by Dillon Adkins, who then scored on a double by Fien to put the Stripes up 2-0.
  • The Stripes added to their lead in the bottom of the second when Dylan Minnatee walked, advanced to third on the basepaths, and scored on a wild pitch as the Stripes extended their lead to 3-0.
  • A pair of runs in the top of the third helped the Stars trim into the deficit. Three straight hits by Murrietta, Springall, and Ramirez put two runs on the board and cut the lead to 3-2.
  • The Stripes loaded the bases on a hit and two walks in the fourth before Roberts, Jr. drove in two runs with a base hit, extending the Stripes' lead to four.
  • In the bottom of the fourth, the Stripes loaded the bases for the second consecutive inning on three walks. Brown then roped a three-run double to left center field, making it a 10-2 lead.
  • Weinstein singled with two outs in the top of the sixth, but Kaawa retired the next batter on a groundout to escape unscathed.
  • The Stripes added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth when Ryan Harwood drove in Minnatee with a single. They then added three more runs to increase their lead to 14-2.
  • After the Stars loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, Springall scored on a wild pitch to make it 14-3.

 

Notable Information

  • The Stripes remain undefeated at the 2021 ADP, advancing to 2-0, while the Stars falls to 0-2.
  • The Stripes have scored four or more runs in five different innings over the first two games of the series.
  • The two teams have combined to score 36 runs in the first two games of the series.

 

On Deck

  • Tuesday, August 3: Team Stars vs. Team Stripes (7:00 p.m. ET; Cary, N.C.; National Training Complex)
  • Thursday, August 5: Team Stripes vs. Team Stars (5:00 p.m. ET; Cary, N.C.; National Training Complex)

 

On Deck

  • Thursday, August 5: Team Stripes vs. Team Stars (5:00 p.m. ET; Cary, N.C.; National Training Complex)

 

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GAMEDAY: Stars and Stripes Set to Wrap Up 2021 13U/14U ADP Series

The Stripes currently lead the series, 2-0
August 3, 2021
GAME Stars vs. Stripes TIME 10:30 a.m. ET LOCATION Cary, N.C. (National Training Complex) Watch Live (10:30 a.m. ET)   CARY, N.C. - After three days full of games, seminars, training, and testing, the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development is set to wrap up on Thursday with the third and final Stars
GAME Stars vs. Stripes
TIME 10:30 a.m. ET
LOCATION Cary, N.C. (National Training Complex)

 

CARY, N.C. - After three days full of games, seminars, training, and testing, the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development is set to wrap up on Thursday with the third and final Stars and Stripes game at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The Stripes currently lead the series, 2-0, after a pair of offensive outbursts in the first two games of the series. They won the first matchup on Monday, 15-4, before notching a 14-3 win in Tuesday's contest. 

Notable Information

  • Gavin Fien is leading the Stripes with four hits, batting .571 in seven at-bats. Dillon Adkins (3-for-4), Riley Brown (3-for-5), and Ryan Harwood (3-for-6) have also paced the offense for the Stripes in the series.
  • Josiah Hartshorn's .714 (5-for-7) average leads all players in the event. Brady Murrietta (2-for-4), Luke Pappano (2-for-5), and Colt Springall (2-for-4) also have multiple hits in the series for the Stars.
  • On the mound, Stripes' pitcher Tayden-Evan Kaawa's five strikeouts are a series-best. Brady Ebel struck out four for the Stars in his three innings of work.
  • The ADP is led by field coordinator Drew Briese and pitching coordinator Scott Grove, both who have experience working with USA Baseball. 
  • The Stars are managed by former MLB All-Star and University of Texas assistant coach Troy Tulowitzki, while the Stars are led by University of Michigan head coach, Erik Bakich.
  • The ADP features unparalleled instruction provided by USA Baseball national team coaches, college coaches, and select premier high school coaches from across the country. The program includes skill development sessions, off-field educational seminars, an intrasquad series between Stars and Stripes teams, and exposure to professional scouts, college recruiters, and USA Baseball staff and national team coaches.

 

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Stripes Use Early Offense to Take Down Stripes in ADP Opener

The Stripes put up 11 runs in the game's first three innings and never looked back to secure the win. The team was led by a pair of triples by Kevin Roberts, Jr. and Dean Hannah in the second inning of the offensive outburst, compiling 17 hits in the win.
August 2, 2021
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E Stripes 5 4 2 1 0 0 2 2 15 17 3 Stars 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 8 3 Win: Dylan Minnatee |  Loss: Wyatt Bauer  |  Save: None Box Score | Play-by-Play    CARY, N.C. - After
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Stripes 5 4 2 1 0 0 2 2 15 17 3
Stars 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 8 3
Win: Dylan Minnatee |  Loss: Wyatt Bauer  |  Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play 

 

CARY, N.C. - After arriving to the USA Baseball National Training Complex on Monday and spending the morning working out and training, the 2021 Athlete Development Program players wrapped up their first day with the first of three Stripes vs. Stars games.

The bats showed up, as the Stripes knocked off the Stars, 15-4, in the series opener in Cary, North Carolina.

The Stripes put up 11 runs in the game's first three innings and never looked back to secure the win. The team was led by a pair of triples by Kevin Roberts, Jr. and Dean Hannah in the second inning of the offensive outburst, compiling 17 hits in the win.

Dylan Minnatee earned the win for the Stripes, tossing three innings in the team's victory. Wyatt Bauer, who pitched two innings for Team Stars, got the loss.

Key Moments

  • Ryan Harwood got the scoring started for Team Stripes, singling in a pair of runs with two outs in the top of the first. He then came around to score on a two-run double by Bubba Coleman, who later scored to put Team Stripes up 5-0.
  • Team Stripes extended its lead in the second inning. Sebastian Segura singled and then scored on a triple by Kevin Roberts, Jr, who then scored on a wild pitch. Two batters later, Dillon Adkins singled and scored on the second triple of the inning, this time hit by Dean Hannah. 
  • Already up 9-0, Team Stripes added a pair of runs in the third on an error and an RBI-groundout by Miles Scott to make it 11-0.
  • Team Stars cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the third when Coy James singled, stole a base, and scored on a sac fly by Nikko Taylor to make it 11-1.
  • In the bottom of the fourth, Team Stars added three runs. Donovan Jeffrey drove in a run with a double, and the inning was capped by a Luke Pappano RBI triple to trim the deficit to 12-4.
  • Riley Brown helped Team Stripes add to the lead in the top of the seventh. Brown led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, scored on a wild pitch to put his team up 13-4.
  • The Stars had a chance to strike back in the bottom of the seventh, with Evan Amos hitting a leadoff single and reaching scoring position with no outs. But Roberts, Jr. escaped the inning unscathed, picking a runner off second base to end the inning. 
  • In the top of the eighth, Rashad Hayes led off with a single and advanced to third on the basepaths. Jayden Stroman then hit a long sacrifice fly to right field to drive in Hayes and make the score 15-4.
  • Roberts, Jr. pitched a scoreless bottom of the eighth to secure the win for Team Stripes.

 

Notable Information

  • The Stripes move to 1-0 to open the ADP, while the Stars drop to 0-1.
  • The team's combined for 25 hits in the series opener.

 

On Deck

  • Tuesday, August 3: Team Stars vs. Team Stripes (7:00 p.m. ET; Cary, N.C.; National Training Complex)
  • Thursday, August 5: Team Stripes vs. Team Stars (5:00 p.m. ET; Cary, N.C.; National Training Complex)

 

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USA Baseball Announces 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Roster

The 2021 ADP is set to take place from August 2-5 at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
July 16, 2021
 CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) roster. The ADP features four days of highly-developed instruction and education, both on and off the field, and will be held August 2-5 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The 2021

 CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today announced the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) roster. The ADP features four days of highly-developed instruction and education, both on and off the field, and will be held August 2-5 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The 2021 roster comprises 39 athletes who have previously participated in USA Baseball identification events such as the 12U National Team Identification Series (NTIS), 11U Futures Invitational, and the National Team Championships.

In total, 38 of the 40 invited athletes played in the 2021 14U National Team Championships, with 26 players selected from the event in Arizona and 12 invited after competing at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The roster also features eight athletes who have competed in the Futures Invitational in the past and eight players who have previously participated in the NTIS.

Additionally, nine players on the 2021 13U/14U ADP roster were members of the 2019 12U National Team that won six games at the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup in Tainan, Taiwan.

“We are excited to have such a talented group at the 2021 Athlete Development Program,” said Ben Kelley, USA Baseball Director of Baseball Operations. “These young players have stood out to our staff as incredible athletes with strong characters this summer, and we are looking forward to helping them continue to grow and develop both on and off the field at this year’s event.”

The Athlete Development Program will feature advanced on-field skills development with positional and team fundamental drills, as well as ongoing evaluation by USA Baseball national team coaches. In addition, players will be placed on a Stars or Stripes team before competing in a best-of-three-game series during the event, with participants being evaluated for the opportunity to be invited to the 15U National Team Trials.

The off-field component includes education regarding the NCAA recruiting process, umpire interaction, nutrition and wellness guidance, strength and conditioning education, media training, and character and leadership development.

Athletes will learn from an experienced coaching staff, including current University of Michigan head coach, Erik Bakich, as well as former MLB All-Star and current University of Texas assistant coach, Troy Tulowitzki. The coaching staff will provide participating athletes with an individual player assessment report at the conclusion of the event.

Centre College Head Coach Drew Briese will serve as the field coordinator for the event. Briese previously held roles as the pitching coach for the 2019 National Team Development Program (NTDP) and as an assistant coach or the 2016 15U National Team. Casey Scott (Bishop Veret Catholic High School), who will be the event’s pitching coordinator, previously served as pitching coach at the 2019 14U NTDP.

Bakich will lead the Stars, and will be joined by assistant coaches David Houseton (Covenant Day School), Brett Kay (JSerra Catholic High School), and pitching coach John Weber (Cypress High School).

Tulowitzki will serve as the manager for the Stripes. His staff features assistants Eric Borba (Orange Lutheran High School), Josh Ellison (Chaparral High School), and pitching coach Larry Vucan (Southlake Carroll High School).

For more information on the Athlete Development Program, please follow @USABDevelops on Twitter or visit USABaseball.com.

2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Roster

  • Name; Position; Hometown:
  • *Dillon Adkins; OF/LHP; Leonardtown, Md.
  • Evan Amos; RHP; Summerville, S.C.
  • *Jack Armijo; INF/LHP; San Lorenzo, Calif.
  • Wyatt Bauer; LHP; Manteca, Calif.
  • Lincoln Boyle; RHP/IF; Overland Park, Kan.
  • Riley Brown; OF; Midvale, Utah
  • Trevor Busby; RHP; Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Landon Carter; C/INF; Wilton, Calif.
  • Bubba Coleman; INF; Tolleson, Ariz.
  • Tristan Dalzell; LHP; Long Beach, Calif.
  • Brady Ebel; INF/RHP; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
  • *Gavin Fien; IF/RHP; Temecula, Calif.
  • Hayden George; RHP; San Clemente, Calif.
  • Dean Hannah; C; Waco, Texas
  • *Josiah Hartshorn; OF; Anaheim, Calif.
  • Ryan Harwood; INF; Chandler, Ariz.
  • *Rashad Hayes; IF; Oakland, Calif.
  • Isaiah Ibarra; C; West Covina, Calif.
  • Coy James; INF; Advance, N.C.
  • Donovan Jeffrey; INF; Chester, Va.
  • Tayden-Evan Kaawa; OF; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • *Jaiden Lo Re; C/IF; Phoenix, Ariz.
  • *Jack McKernan; LHP; Missouri City, Texas
  • Dylan Minnatee; OF/LHP; Elk Grove, Calif.
  • Brady Murrietta; C; Yorba Linda, Calif.
  • Luke Pappano; LHP; Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Kalub Ramirez; INF; Hereford, Texas
  • Kaden Robardey; OF; Keller, Texas
  • Kevin Roberts Jr.; OF/RHP; Bailey, Miss.
  • Kruz Schoolcraft; LHP; Aloha, Ore.
  • Miles Scott; OF; Anaheim, Calif.
  • *Sebastian Segura; INF; Spring, Texas
  • Colt Springall; INF; Las Vegas, Nev.
  • *Jayden Stroman; RHP/IF; Medford, N.Y.
  • Titan Targac; OF; Flatonia, Texas
  • Nikko Taylor; INF; El Sobrante, Calif.
  • James Tronstein; OF; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Mateo Villanueva; RHP; Coronado, Calif.
  • Cole Weinstein; INF; Yorba Linda, Calif.
  • Quentin Young; INF/RHP; Camarillo, Calif.

 

*Indicates 2019 12U National Team alum

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USA Baseball Names 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Staff

2016 15U National Team Assistant Coach Drew Briese will serve as Field Coordinator in 2021
July 8, 2021
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today named the coaching staff and evaluators for the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP). Former USA Baseball 15U National Team Assistant Coach Drew Briese will serve as the 13U/14U ADP field coordinator in 2021. The field coordinator, with the assistance of additional coaches and

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today named the coaching staff and evaluators for the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP). Former USA Baseball 15U National Team Assistant Coach Drew Briese will serve as the 13U/14U ADP field coordinator in 2021.

The field coordinator, with the assistance of additional coaches and evaluators, will assess 40 athletes during the ADP. Joining Briese on the coaching staff is a collection of former professional players and respected collegiate and high school coaches, including Erik Bakich, Eric Borba, Josh Ellison, Scott Grove, David Houseton, Brett Kay, Casey Scott, Troy Tulowitzski, and John Weber.

The ADP features unparalleled instruction provided by USA Baseball national team coaches, college coaches, and select premier high school coaches from across the country. The program includes skill development sessions, off-field educational seminars, an intrasquad series between Stars and Stripes teams, and exposure to professional scouts, college recruiters, and USA Baseball staff and national team coaches.

“We are incredibly excited about the staff that will guide and teach the athletes invited to the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program,” said Ben Kelley, USA Baseball Director of Baseball Operations. “There is a wealth of talent and experience on this staff that will make this year’s Athlete Development Program a truly unparalleled opportunity for these young players to grow and develop both on and off the field. We cannot wait to get started.”

Briese returns to the USA Baseball coaching ranks as the 2021 13U/14U ADP Field Coordinator after serving as a pitching coach for the 2019 National Team Development Program (NTDP). He has also served as an evaluator and coach with USA Baseball since 2013, including stops as an assistant coach for the 2016 15U National Team and as a coach at the 2015 14U NTDP.

Recently finishing his fifth season as the head coach at his alma mater, Centre College (Danville, Ky.), Briese guided the Colonels to their highest win total (24) in program history during the 2019 season. Prior to his time at Centre, he was part of the Birmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, Ala.) coaching staff for ten seasons. Briese helped lead the Panthers to 10 conference tournament and regular season titles with four straight NCAA Division III Regional appearances.

Scott Grove will join Briese on the staff and will serve as the pitching coordinator. Grove recently finished his ninth season as the head coach at The First Academy (Orlando, Fla.). Under his leadership, the Royals participated in the 2014 and 2016 USA Baseball National High School Invitational (NHSI), winning the title in 2014. He was named Sunbelt Classic National Coach of the Year in 2010 and earned both Metro’s Coach of the Year and Florida Coach of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011. Grove is no stranger USA Baseball’s development programming as he was a pitching coach for the 2016 14U NTDP and served as an assistant coach in both the 2017 and 2018 editions.

University of Michigan Head Coach Erik Bakich will lead the Stars team in 2021. Bakich recently finished his ninth season at the helm of Michigan’s baseball program, where he was named 2019 NCBWA National Coach of the Year after leading the Wolverines to their third College World Series appearance in school history. Under his guidance, Michigan has made the NCAA Tournament a total of three times and claimed the Big Ten Tournament Championship in 2015.

Joining Bakich on the Stars staff will be Cypress High School (Cypress, Calif.) Head Coach John Weber, Covenant Day School (Matthews, N.C.) Head Coach David Houseton, and JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) Head Coach Brett Kay. Weber will lead the team’s pitching staff, while Houseton and Kay will serve as assistant coaches.

Former MLB All-Star and current University of Texas Assistant Coach Troy Tulowitzki will take the reins for the Stripes this summer. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies, Tulowitzki earned two Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers, finished in the top-10 in MVP voting three times, and was a five-time MLB All-Star (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015) in 13 years in the big leagues. He also helped lead the Rockies to the organization’s first-ever World Series appearance in 2007 and finished his playing career with a .290 average, 780 RBIs, and 225 home runs before starting his coaching career with the Longhorns in 2019.

Tulowitzki will be joined by Bishop Verot High School (Fort Myers, Fla.) Head Coach Casey Scott, Orange Lutheran High School (Orange, Calif.) Head Coach Eric Borba, and Chaparral High School (Scottsdale, Ariz.) Assistant Coach Josh Ellison on the Stripes staff. Scott will guide the squad’s pitching staff, while Borba and Ellison will serve as assistant coaches for the Stripes.

The 2021 13U/14U ADP will take place August 2-5 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The 13U/14U ADP will once again serve as an identification event for the 15U National Team Trials roster.  A minimum of four athletes will be selected to the 15U Trials roster and will compete for a spot on the 2021 15U National Team.  Additionally, a minimum of four athletes from the event will earn an invitation to the 2022 15U National Team Trials. 

USA Baseball will utilize a rolling invitation process for the 13U/14U ADP participants in 2021. The athletes will be selected from the 2021 14U National Team Championships in Arizona and North Carolina, and through recommendations from scouts, coaches and the amateur baseball community.

For more information on the USA Baseball National Team Development Program, visit USABaseball.com or follow @USABDevelops on Twitter.

The full ADP staff and their bios are as follows:



    • Name; ADP Position; Current Position
    • Erik Bakich; Stars Manager; University of Michigan Head Coach
    • Eric Borba; Stripes Assistant Coach; Orange Lutheran High School Head Coach
    • Drew Briese; Field Coordinator; Centre College Head Coach
    • Josh Ellison; Stripes Assistant Coach; Chaparral High School Assistant Coach
    • Scott Grove; Pitching Coordinator; The First Academy Head Coach
    • David Houseton; Stars Assistant Coach; Covenant Day School Head Coach
    • Brett Kay; Stars Assistant Coach; JSerra Catholic High School Head Coach
    • Casey Scott; Stars Pitching Coach; Bishop Verot Catholic High School Head Coach
    • Troy Tulowitzki; Stripes Manager; University of Texas Assistant Coach
    • John Weber; Stars Pitching Coach; Cypress High School Head Coach

     

    Erik Bakich just finished his ninth season as the head coach at the University of Michigan. In 2019, Bakich’s squad enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in program history. Entering the NCAA Tournament unseeded, the Wolverines made it all the way to the College World Series Final for just the third time in school history under Bakich’s leadership. The feat earned him NCBWA National Coach of the Year honors. Michigan has made three trips to the NCAA Tournament with Bakich at the helm and the program has claimed the Big Ten Tournament Championship once. Before his time at Michigan, Bakich spent three years as the head coach at the University of Maryland. He also had stints as an assistant coach at Clemson and Vanderbilt. Bakich played collegiately at East Carolina University before spending a professional season in the Independent Professional Baseball League.

    Eric Borba is currently the head coach at Orange Lutheran High School (Orange, Calif.), where he has led one of the Trinity League’s most consistent programs since his arrival in 2009. He has amassed a 268-106-1 record and four Trinity League championships in 13 years at the helm of the Lancers. He also led Orange Lutheran to an unprecedented three consecutive USA Baseball National High School Invitational titles from 2017-19, becoming the first program in the event’s history to accomplish such a feat. In addition to his success at Orange Lutheran, Borba served as the head coach for the 2016 12U National Team and was also an assistant coach for the 2014 12U National Team that won a silver medal in the 2014 COPABE Pan American “A” Championships.

    Drew Briese returns to the USA Baseball coaching ranks as the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) Field Coordinator after serving as a pitching coach for the 2019 National Team Development Program. He has also served as an evaluator and coach with USA Baseball since 2013, including stops as an assistant coach for the 2016 15U National Team and as a coach at the 2015 14U NTDP. Briese just finished his fifth season as the head coach at his alma mater, Centre College (Danville, Ky.). He guided the Colonels to their highest win total (24) in the 2019 season. Prior to his time at Centre, Briese was part of the Birmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, Ala.) coaching staff for ten seasons. He helped lead the Panthers to 10 conference tournament and regular season titles with four straight NCAA Division III Regional appearances.

    Josh Ellison is currently an assistant coach at Chaparral High School (Scottsdale, Ariz.). He previously served as an assistant coach at Arcadia High School (Phoenix, Ariz.). Prior to his time at Arcadia, Ellison began his coaching career at Tonopah Valley High School (Tonopah, Ariz.) in 2009 and then coached at Desert Edge (Goodyear, Ariz.) from 2011-2014 and Shadow Ridge (Surprise, Ariz.) from 2015-2016. He was selected in the 11th round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners after a stellar high school career at Westminster Academy and amassed five years of professional baseball experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge to the staff. In four years with the Mariners – where he reached Triple-A in 2004 – and one season in the Yankees system in 2005, Ellison hit .281 while collecting 217 hits, 139 runs, and 78 RBIs.

    Scott Grove recently finished his ninth season as the head coach at The First Academy (Orlando, Fla.). Under his leadership, the Royals participated in the 2014 and 2016 USA Baseball National High School Invitationals (NHSI), winning the title in 2014. Grove is familiar with the National Team Development Program (NTDP), as he was a pitching coach at the 14U NTDP in 2016, as well as an assistant coach in both 2017 and 2018. Grove was named Sunbelt Classic National Coach of the Year in 2010 and Metro's Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011. He was also recognized as the Florida Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011. Most recently, Grove guide his team to the program’s first-ever FHSAA state championship in 2021. Before beginning his coaching career, Grove was selected in the 1987 MLB First-Year Player Draft and played in the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays minor league systems.

    David Houseton is currently in his 13th season as the head coach at Covenant Day School (Matthews, N.C.). He has led the Lions to the NCISAA 3A state playoffs multiple times in his career and has twice been named Coach of the Year by Matthews Mint Hill Weekly. He has experience with USA Baseball as part of the 13U NTIS Task Force and was on staff for the inaugural 13U ADP in 2019. Houseton has 17 years of coaching experience at the high school level, along with travel ball, operating the South Charlotte Braves Baseball Academy. Houseton played collegiately at Motlow State and University of North Alabama before entering the coaching ranks.

    Brett Kay currently serves as the head coach at JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.). In 14 seasons, Kay has won four Trinity League titles. He is the longest-tenured coach in the Trinity League, leading the Lions to three top-10 rankings in the past six seasons as well as consistent rankings amongst Orange County’s best. The 2009 Orange County Coach of the Year, Kay’s team won an unprecedented three-consecutive Trinity League titles from 2014-16. He has led JSerra to six 20-win seasons, including a program-best 27 wins in both 2015 and 2016. He got his coaching start in 2006 at Capo Valley Christian, leading the team to the playoffs en route to being named Academy League Coach of the Year. Kay has coached future pros such as 2017 MLB Draft first-overall pick Royce Lewis and 2019 MLB Draft second round selection Chase Strumpf. Kay was an eighth-round pick by the New York Mets in the 2001 MLB Draft and played for three seasons in the Mets organization.

    Casey Scott joins the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) staff as a pitching coach after most recently serving in the same role on the 2019 14U National Team Development Program (NTDP) staff. He was named the head coach at Bishop Verot Catholic High School (Fort Myers, Fla.) in 2019 after spending a season as an assistant coach for the State University of New York at Cortland. Prior to his time in Cortland, Scott spent four seasons as the head coach at Ave Maria University in Florida. He also served as head coach of the Syracuse Jr. Chiefs of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, where he led the squad to a league title and was named the league’s Coach of the Year in 2012. Scott began his coaching career as an assistant coach at SUNY Brockport after playing there collegiately. 

    Five-time MLB All-Star Troy Tulowitzki played in the big leagues for 13 years before joining the University of Texas as an assistant coach in 2019. In addition to his five All-Star game selections (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015), Tulowitzki was a two-time Gold Glove award winner and a two-time Silver Slugger in his career. He was drafted with the seventh overall pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 2005 MLB Draft and made his Major League debut for the club on August 30, 2006. In ten seasons with the Rockies, he helped lead the franchise to its first-ever World Series appearance in 2007 and finished in the top-10 in MVP voting three times during his tenure in Colorado. A career .290 hitter, Tulowitzki racked up 1,391 hits, 780 RBIs, and 225 home runs. During his 2011 All-Star season, the California native recorded career highs in hits (162), doubles (36), home runs (30), and RBIs (105). Following his retirement from professional baseball, Tulowitzki was named to the Longhorns staff and began working with infielders and hitters, helping lead Texas to a first-place finish in the Big 12 in 2021. Additionally, Tulowitzki was a two-time All-American at Long Beach State prior to his professional playing and collegiate coaching careers. He played for the 2004 Collegiate National Team during that time, helping lead Team USA to a gold medal at the FISU World University Championships that summer. He was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame in 2013.

    John Weber is in his sixteenth season as the head coach at Cypress High School (Cypress, Calif.), making him the longest-tenured head coach in school history. Weber joins the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) staff as no stranger to USA Baseball, having served on the Task Force for the 12U National Team in 2014 and serving in the same role for both the 12U and 18U National Teams in 2015. In his time at Cypress, Weber’s teams have won 10 league championships and he was named the 2013 Orange County Register’s Coach of the Year. He has also coached a handful of future professional players, including current Los Angeles Angels infielder David Fletcher and top Boston Red Sox prospect Jarren Duran. Prior to taking the job at Cypress, Weber held jobs as an assistant coach at Los Alamitos High School and Santa Ana College. He also coached in the Alaskan Summer League.

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USA Baseball Announces Development of Youth Baseball Manual

The manual aims to assist coaches in providing a safe, positive, development-based experience for athletes
April 9, 2021
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball announced today the development of its new Youth Baseball Manual presented by US Sports Club Insurance. The manual aims to support the thousands of youth baseball coaches around the country by providing a positive, development-based experience to their athletes. The manual provides coaches with a

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball announced today the development of its new Youth Baseball Manual presented by US Sports Club Insurance. The manual aims to support the thousands of youth baseball coaches around the country by providing a positive, development-based experience to their athletes.

The manual provides coaches with a fundamental framework to build an athlete-focused culture within their leagues and is suited for both youth leagues with longstanding traditions of on-field excellence, as well as for leagues and coaches that are building a program from the ground up. Importantly, the manual highlights health and safety resources to help ensure athletes are provided with a safe and secure environment for play.

The Youth Baseball Manual presented by US Sports Club Insurance is available to the public at no charge at www.USABDevelops.com or can be accessed directly at YouthBaseballManual.com.

“We are proud to provide free support to youth baseball programs and to thousands of volunteer coaches across the country with our new Youth Baseball Manual,” said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO. “The importance of community-based baseball programs in the development of our game cannot be overstated, and USA Baseball is excited to help create a consistent framework for those programs so that athletes can continue to learn and grow in a safe, positive, and healthy environment.”

This initiative continues USA Baseball's reach into the amateur baseball landscape and specifically reinforces its commitment to the proliferation of community-based baseball in the United States. The manual boosts the youth baseball experience and allows for the consistent development for any athlete, regardless of their skill level.

Key concepts from the Youth Baseball Manual include:

  • The importance of emphasizing enjoyment of the game and the best interests of the athletes.
  • How to create appropriate practice and game plans based on the USA Baseball Long-Term Athlete Development Plan that enables maximum engagement, movement, and physical activity.
  • The benefits of supporting athletes’ participation in multiple sports.
  • How to manage relationships within a program, including conflict resolution techniques.
  • How to develop a positive team culture.
  • Best practices concerning health and safety.
  • How to keep the game fun.
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For more information on the Youth Baseball Manual, and other similar educational resources produced by USA Baseball, such as the Mobile Coach App, Long-Term Athlete Development Plan and others, visit USABDevelops.com. All resources produced by USA Baseball are provided free of charge to the public.

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USA Baseball Recognizes 15U National Team Trials Selections

Sixty players were selected from USA Baseball identification events in 2019 and 2020
December 18, 2020
CARY, N.C. –  USA Baseball announced today its 2020 15U National Team Trials roster selections. The list features 60 athletes chosen from a USA Baseball identification event, including the 2019 13U Athlete Development Program, 13U and 14U National Team Identification Series Champions Cups, and 14U National Team Development Program, as

CARY, N.C. –  USA Baseball announced today its 2020 15U National Team Trials roster selections. The list features 60 athletes chosen from a USA Baseball identification event, including the 2019 13U Athlete Development Program, 13U and 14U National Team Identification Series Champions Cups, and 14U National Team Development Program, as well as the 2020 15U National Team Championships North Carolina.

The announcement comes after the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) rescheduled the 2020 WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup, originally scheduled to take place in November in Tijuana, Mexico, to March 2021 because of COVID-19. However, after careful consideration and deliberation, USA Baseball has declined its invitation to compete in the rescheduled event due to the ongoing pandemic and its commitment to the long-term health and safety of its athletes and staff. Consequently, USA Baseball will not name a final 15U National Team in 2020.

“It is a pleasure to recognize this group of tremendously gifted young athletes after earning a spot on the 15U National Team Trials roster,” said USA Baseball Senior Director of Baseball Operations Ashley Bratcher. “Although we will not ultimately name a final national team roster this year to compete in next year’s World Cup, it does not detract from the achievements of these athletes who excelled during one of our national team identification events.

“These sixty kids have separated themselves as the best fifteen-and-under baseball players in the United States and we look forward to watching how they continue to progress on and off the field as we evaluate them for future USA Baseball national team programs.”

The Trials roster features 17 national team alumni, eight participants of the inaugural 13U Athlete Development Program and 18 members of the 14U NTDP. Three-time national team alumnus Kai Caranto (Castaic, Calif.) headlines the roster and is joined by fellow 2019 15U National Team members Spencer Butt (Davie, Fla.), Brandon Olivera (Hialeah, Fla.) and Ben Reiland (Villa Park, Calif.). All three athletes won a gold medal last year at the WBSC U-15 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, defeating Panama 3-1 in the final.

Additionally, 17 players on the roster have won a gold medal with the 12U National Team, including 10 members of the 2017 World Champion 12U squad that won the U.S. its third consecutive U-12 Baseball World Cup title in Taiwan: Daniel Arambula (Yucaipa, Calif.), Butt, Caranto, Owen Egan (Yucaipa, Calif.), Colt Emerson (Cambridge, Ohio), Gavin Grahovac (Orange, Calif.), Olivera, Bryce Rainer (Simi Valley, Calif.), Reiland and Raffaele Valazquez (Long Beach, Calif.).

In total, the 60 athletes span 21 different states and 35 of them are new to USA Baseball national team programming. Twenty-four athletes earned a spot on the 15U National Team Trials roster after representing their respective region at the 2019 NTIS Champions Cup, four invitees were selected from both the 2019 Athlete Development Program and 14U NTDP, while 23 were chosen after their performance at the inaugural National Team Championships in North Carolina.

Jared Halpert (Harvard-Westlake School; Chatsworth, Calif.) was named the 15U National Team manager for 2020 with Steve Butler (Eagan High School; Eagan, Minn.), Adam Moseley (Hoover High School; Hoover, Ala.) and Jeff Sherman (Marcus High School; Flower Mound, Texas) joining him on the staff as assistant coaches. Team USA is the current defending world champions after winning the nation’s first-ever U-15 Baseball World Cup title in 2018.

For more information on the 15U National Team and the selection process, please visit USABaseball.com or follow along on Twitter, at @USABaseball15U.

 

2020 15U National Team Trials Roster
Name; Position; Hometown; Identification Event (Region/Team)

*Daniel Arambula; IF/RHP; Yucaipa, Calif.; 14U NTIS (Southwest)
Cade Arrambide; C/IF; Tomball, Texas; Champs NC (Team Elite)
Conner Barth; IF/C; Roseville, Calif.; 13U NTIS (Northwest)
*^Tristan Bristow; RHP/OF; Helotes, Texas; 13U NTIS (South)
*^Spencer Butt; IF/RHP; Davie, Fla.; 14U NTDP
*^Kai Caranto; IF/OF; Castaic, Calif.; 14U NTDP
Matthew Champion; IF/RHP; Fontana, Calif.; 14U NTIS (Southwest)
*^Masato Chilcutt; C/IF; San Antonio, Texas; 13U ADP
Bryce Clavon; IF; Hampton, Ga.; Champs NC (Carolina Elite National)
Cooper Cohn; C/IF; McHenry, Ill.; 14U NTIS (Midwest)
Samuel Cozart; RHP; High Point, N.C.; 13U NTIS (Southeast)
^Connor Crisp; RHP/OF; Locust Grove, Ga.; Champs NC (5 Star National Dobbs)
^Derek Curiel; OF; West Covina, Calif.; Champs NC (Empire Baseball)
Daniel Cuvet; IF; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Champs NC (Elite Squad)
Sebastian David; IF/RHP; Medina, Wash.; 14U NTIS (Northwest)
*^Owen Egan; OF/RHP; Yucaipa, Calif.; Champs NC (Elite Squad)
*^Colt Emerson; IF; Cambridge, Ohio; Champs NC (Team Elite)
Hayden Federico; IF/C; West Monroe, La.; 14U NTIS (South)
*^Ross Felder; RHP/IF; Springdale, Ark.; 13U ADP
Jack Frankel; RHP/IF; Plano, Texas; (USA Prime National 2022)
Theodore Gillen; IF/RHP; Austin, Texas; 14U NTIS (South)
*^Gavin Grahovac; C/IF; Orange, Calif.; Champs NC (Empire Baseball)
Konnor Griffin; OF/IF; Florence, Miss.; 13U NTIS (Southeast)
Aidan Hall; IF/RHP; Galt, Calif.; 13U NTIS (Northwest)
*^Kailand Halstead; C/IF; Cosmopolis, Wash.; 13U NTIS (Northwest)
^Ryder Helfrick; C/OF; Brentwood, Calif.; (Meta Prime 2023)
Caleb Hoover; RHP/C; Heath, Texas; Champs NC (Empire Baseball)
Kaohu Kawelu; IF; Hilo, Hawaii; 13U NTIS (Southwest)
Boston Kellner; RHP/OF; Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13U NTIS (Midwest)
^Trenton Lape; IF/RHP; Bossier City, La.; Champs NC (5 Star National Dobbs)
Brandon Luu; IF/LHP; Irvine, Calif.; 14U NTIS (Southwest)
Manuelle Marin; IF; Hialeah, Fla.; Champs NC (Elite Squad)
Ethan Martinez; IF/LHP; Fort Worth, Texas; 14U NTIS (South)
Maximo Martinez; IF/OF; Hawthorne, Calif.; 13U NTIS (Southwest)
Coleman Mayfield; LHP; Elk City, Okla.; Champs NC (Team Elite)
Frank Menendez; LHP/OF; Miami, Fla.; Champs NC (Elite Squad)
Evan Miranda; RHP/IF; Fontana, Calif.; Champs NC (Empire Baseball)
^Andre Modugno; IF/OF; Upper Saddle River, N.J.; 14U NTIS (Northeast)
Lucas Moore; OF; West Chester, Ohio; Champs NC (Tri State Arsenal)
*^Dean Moss; IF/OF; Atherton, Calif.; 13U NTIS (Northwest)
^Chris Newstrom; C/IF; Scottsdale, Ariz.; 14U NTIS (Southwest)
*^Brandon Olivera; RHP; Hialeah, Fla.; 14U NTDP
*^Josiah Palomino; C/UTL; Riverside, Calif.; 13U ADP
*^Bryce Rainer; IF/OF; Simi Valley, Calif.; Champs NC (Empire Baseball)
*^Benjamin Reiland; OF; Villa Park, Calif.; 14U NTDP
Brett Renfrow; OF/RHP; Manassas, Va.; 14U NTIS (Northeast)
^Luca Reyes; OF/IF; Teaneck, N.J.; Champs NC (Team Elite)
Christian Rodriguez; OF/RHP; Coral Springs, Fla.; 14U NTIS (Southeast)
Jackson Sanders; LHP/OF; Opelika, Ala.; Champs NC (Team Elite)
Campbell Smithwick; C/OF; Conway, S.C.; Champs NC (Canes Baseball National)
^Ty Southisene; IF; Henderson, Nev.; Champs NC (Empire Baseball)
^Nolan Stevens; LHP/OF; Elk Grove, Calif.; (NCTB Alpha Dogs)
*^Brady Strohm; IF/RHP; Winchester, Calif.; 13U NTIS (Southwest)
Landon Stump; RHP; Morgan Hill, Calif.; (Meta Prime 2023)
Drew Titsworth; RHP; Frankenmuth, Mich.; Champs NC (Team Elite)
Anthony Tralongo; IF; Wellington, Fla.; Champs NC (Team GA Baseball)
Jeremiah Vargas; OF/IF; San Diego, Calif.; 13U NTIS (Southwest)
*^Raffaele Velazquez; C/IF; Long Beach, Calif.; Champs NC (Empire Baseball)
Landon Victorian; RHP/OF; Lake Charles, La.; (Banditos Black)
^Braeden Weckman; OF/RHP; Winter Springs, Fla.; 13U ADP

*Denotes national team alum
^Denotes Athlete Development Program or National Team Development Program participant

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USA Baseball Modifies On-Field Programming Schedule

All events continue to be subject to cancellation or postponement
May 18, 2020
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today a modified schedule of events for its 2020 summer season due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Created in adherence to the regulations set forth by the appropriate federal, state and local governments, the updated schedule is tentatively set to begin with
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CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today a modified schedule of events for its 2020 summer season due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Created in adherence to the regulations set forth by the appropriate federal, state and local governments, the updated schedule is tentatively set to begin with the 14U Cup from July 24-26 at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

All of these events continue to be subject to cancellation or postponement based on the future state of the evolving coronavirus situation. The organization will monitor the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), as well as consult its Medical/Safety Advisory Committee in order to evaluate the status of its upcoming tournaments.

All further decisions will be made in as timely a manner as possible with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans. If these tournaments run as scheduled, teams and fans will be required to follow a series of return to play guidelines developed by USA Baseball. These guidelines will be shared with all participants within an appropriate timeframe leading up to the event.

"As the national governing body for baseball in the United States, we feel it is in the best interest of the thousands of baseball athletes in our country to postpone our return to the field due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," said USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO Paul Seiler. "We share in the longing for baseball's return, but we believe it is prudent to continue assessing the situation and finalizing a course of action that prioritizes the overall health and safety of our participants and their families in light of the continued transmission of this disease.

"This schedule was structured in an effort to secure as many opportunities as possible for athletes who hope to one day play for Team USA. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to this charge; however, we will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis and monitor the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the USOPC in case additional modifications need to be made."

The following events have been tentatively rescheduled on the 2020 calendar:

• 17U National Team Championships North Carolina (July 27-30)
• 14U and 15U National Team Championships Arizona (July 27-30)
• 16U and 17U National Team Championships Arizona (July 31-August 3)
• 15U National Team Championships North Carolina (August 4-9)
• 10U Futures Invitational (August 6-9)
• 16U National Team Championships North Carolina (August 11-16)
• 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U NTIS Champions Cup (August 19-23)
• 15U and 16U NTIS Champions Cup (August 26-30)

The following events and national team programming have been cancelled:

• 11U Futures Invitational
• 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP)
• 16U/17U National Team Development Program (NTDP)
• National Team Championships Florida

The 14U Cup (July 24-26) and 11U/13U Futures Series Irvine (August 28-30) are set to take place as originally scheduled.

Additionally, USA Baseball continues to work closely with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) with respect to the international baseball calendar. To date, the WBSC has postponed the Americas Baseball Olympic Qualifier, U-15 Baseball World Cup and the Women's Baseball World Cup until further notice. The U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier has also been postponed but will not take place this year.

"USA Baseball fully supports the WBSC and its decision to indefinitely postpone the events on the baseball calendar in an effort to protect our national team athletes at this time," continued Seiler. "When the time comes for Team USA to return to the field, we will be ready to continue our longstanding tradition of excellence on the international stage."

Corresponding to the status of the international baseball calendar, USA Baseball has cancelled all 12U National Team programming events for 2020, meanwhile any future events planned for the 15U National Team, 18U National Team, Collegiate National Team and Women's National Team this year will be announced as necessary.

The Medical/Safety Advisory Committee has published a free Athlete Preparation Plan that provides a series of at-home exercises aimed to prepare young athletes for their return to the diamond following a prolonged disruption from on-field activity. To access this plan and to read its recommendations for baseball players during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Further information on USA Baseball updates relating to COVID-19 can be found here. For up-to-the-minute updates on the organization and its events, follow @USABaseball on social media.

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Stripes Secure Close 7-6 Victory in Final Game of 13U ADP

Inaugural 13U ADP Stars vs. Stripes series ends in 1-1 draw
June 22, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E Stars 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 6 5 0 Stripes 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 7 7 1 Win: B. Weckman Loss: D. Green Save: None Box Score | Play-by-play   CARY, N.C. - The Stripes secured a
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CARY, N.C. - The Stripes secured a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Stars in the final game of the 2019 13U Athlete Development Program (ADP) on Saturday, June 22, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. With the Stripes win, the inaugural 13U ADP Stars vs. Stripes series ends in a tie after the Stars claimed game one on Wednesday.

Ryan Sloan (Elmhurst, Ill.) got the start for the Stripes in the contest and set the tone for the pitching staff with a strong inning of work, giving up just one walk and no hits while striking out one. He also helped his own cause on offense as he finished 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a walk. On the other side of ball, Gavin Gargiulo (Coral Springs, Fla.) took the mound for the Stars to start, giving up four runs on three hits in his two innings of work.

On offense, Cade Segura (Pleasanton, Texas) led the way for the Stars, going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Dean Moss (Atherton, Calif.), Dylan Green (Roseville, Calif.) and Kameron Davis (Albany, Ga.) also added hits for the team. Braeden Weckman (Winter Springs, Fla.) paced the Stripes with his own multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI while Kailand Halstead (Cosmopolis, Wash.) and Julius Pfau (Tampa, Fla.) both scored two runs apiece.

Key Moments:

  • Jacob Pettit got the action started for the Stripes with a two-out double before Ryan McCluskey was hit by a pitch and Pfau drew a walk to load the bases for Christian Hamilton, who drew a walk of his own to force in the first run of the game.
  • With the bases still loaded, Sloan followed one batter later with a clutch two-RBI single to center field that gave the Stripes an early 3-0 leading heading into the second inning.
  • In the third inning, Pettit and Halstead led things off for the Stripes with back-to-back walks and Pfau followed with a fielder's choice to put runners on the corners. During the next at-bat, Halstead used some heads-up base running to score on a steal of home to make it 4-0 in the Stripes' favor.
  • Two batters later, Pfau followed Halstead's example and stole home himself, giving the Stripes a 5-0 lead heading into the fourth inning.
  • The Stars finally broke through with their first run of the game in the top of the fourth inning when back-to-back walks to Green and JD Crisp and a hit-by-pitch to Davis loaded the bases for Masato Chilcutt, whose sac fly allowed Green to score and made it a 5-1 game.
  • On the next at-bat, Segura knocked a single to left field that brought Crisp across the plate and cut the deficit to three for the Stars.
  • In the bottom of the fourth, back-to-back one-out singles from Gabe Howard and Weckman added another run for the Stripes, increasing their lead to 6-2.
  • In the top of the fifth, after Moss scored a run for the Stars on a bases-loaded wild pitch to make it 6-3, Crisp drew a walk to load the bases once again and back-to-back bases-loaded hit-by-pitches forced two more home for the Stars to make it a one run game.
  • Crisp then took advantage of another bases-loaded wild pitch to score the Stars' fourth run of the frame and tie the game, 6-6, before the Stripes escaped the inning.
  • Halstead led off the bottom of the eighth for the Stripes with a single before advancing to second on a ground out by Ford Thompson and stealing third. He then scored the final run of the game on Linkin Garcia's fielder's choice to give the Stripes a 7-6 victory.

 

Notable Information:

  • Braeden Weckman (1-0) earned the win in the contest for the Stripes after allowing just one hit, no runs and no walks in his one inning of relief.
  • Dylan Green (0-1) suffered the loss after coming in in relief in the seventh and giving up one run on two hits.

 

On Deck:

  • Saturday's game marked the end of the 2019 13U Athlete Development Program.

 

Social:

  • Stay tuned to @USABEvents on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 13U Athlete Development Program.
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Game Two of 13U ADP Canceled Due to Weather

The Stars and Stripes will participate in the 2019 USA Baseball Home Run Derby on Friday, June 21
June 20, 2019
CARY, N.C. - The second game of the 2019 USA Baseball 13U Athlete Development Program (ADP) was canceled due to weather on Thursday, June 20, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.The two teams will be back in action on Friday, June 21, with a morning
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CARY, N.C. - The second game of the 2019 USA Baseball 13U Athlete Development Program (ADP) was canceled due to weather on Thursday, June 20, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
The two teams will be back in action on Friday, June 21, with a morning workout and additional testing in the afternoon before taking part in a Home Run Derby with participants from the 2019 USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational. The Home Run Derby will begin at 6 p.m. ET on Coleman Field at the National Training Complex.
The 13U ADP will wrap-up on Saturday, June 22, with one more game between the Stars and Stripes at 1:30 p.m. ET at the National Training Complex.
Stay tuned to @USABEvents on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 13U Athlete Development Program.

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Stars Claim 10-3 Victory Over Stripes in Game One of 13U ADP

Luis D'Alessio and Kayson Cunningham each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs apiece to lead Stars offense
June 19, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Stripes 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 6 2 Stars 0 3 1 3 0 0 3 10 10 2 Win: B. Bezik Loss: R. Felder Save: None Box Score | Play-by-play   CARY, N.C. - Luis D'Alessio (Red Bank, N.J.) and Kayson
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CARY, N.C. - Luis D'Alessio (Red Bank, N.J.) and Kayson Cunningham (San Antonio, Texas) both went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as the Stars collected a 10-3 win over the Stripes in the opening game of the inaugural 13U Athlete Development Program on Wednesday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Brevin Bezick (Red Bank, N.J.) got the start for the Stars in the game and picked up the victory. He tossed three innings and did not give up a run, while collecting three punchouts and issuing just one walk. Tristan Bristow (Helotes, Texas) also put together three strong innings on the mound for the Stars, giving up just two hits and no runs. The Stripes' Ross Felder (Springdale, Ark.) suffered the loss after allowing four runs on two hits in his three innings.

Offensively, eight members of the Stars squad recorded hits in the game, led by D'Alessio and Cunningham's multi-hit games. Luis Almeyda (Hawthorne, N.J.) led the Stripes at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Elijah Selga (Chula Vista, Calif.) added a two-RBI single.

Key Moments:

  • The Stripes scored the first runs of the game as Elijah Selga (Chula Vista, Calif.) knocked a two-out, two-RBI single to left field that allowed Linkin Garcia (Fullerton, Calif.) and Luis Almeyda (Hawthorne, N.J.) to cross the plate and give the Stripes a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.
  • Louis D'Alessio (Red Bank, N.J.) tied the game for the Stars in the next inning when he launched a two-RBI double to the right-center gap.
  • Kayson Cunningham (San Antonio, Texas) gave the Stars a 3-2 lead one batter later with a single to left that scored D'Alessio.
  • In the top of the third inning, Michael Torres (Miami, Fla.) reached on a Stars error to lead things off before scoring on a single by Almeyda to tie the game once again, 3-3.
  • Kameron Davis (Albany, Ga.), who drew a leadoff walk to start the bottom of the third, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch to give the Stars back the lead.
  • With a three-run fourth inning, the Stars took a 7-3 lead courtesy of a Cunningham RBI-single, a Gavin Gargiulo (Coral Springs, Fla.) sacrifice bunt and a double off the bat of JD Crisp (Cypress, Texas).
  • The Stars added three more in the bottom of the seventh to secure the 10-3 win.

 

Notable Information:

  • Brevin Bezick (1-0) collected the win for the Stars after giving up just four hits and no earned runs while striking out three in three innings of work.
  • Ross Felder (0-1) gave up four runs in his three innings to start the contest for the Stripes and suffered the loss. He struck out four while issuing just two walks.

 

On Deck:

  • Game Two of the three-game series between the Stars and Stripes will be played on Thursday, June 20, at 4 p.m. (ET).
  • The inaugural Athlete Development Program will wrap-up on Saturday, June 22, with final game of the series at 1:30 p.m. (ET).
  • All games in the series will take place at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

 

Social

  • Stay tuned to @USABEvents on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 13U Athlete Development Program.
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USA Baseball Announces Inaugural 13U Athlete Development Program Roster

The event will take place June 19-22 at the National Training Complex in Cary
June 6, 2019
DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced the 36-man 2019 13U Athlete Development Program (ADP) roster on Thursday. The inaugural ADP, a four-day on- and off-field invitation-only development opportunity for athletes, will be held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, June 19-22. The 2019 roster is
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DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced the 36-man 2019 13U Athlete Development Program (ADP) roster on Thursday. The inaugural ADP, a four-day on- and off-field invitation-only development opportunity for athletes, will be held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, June 19-22.

The 2019 roster is made up of 36 athletes who have previously participated in national team identification events, including the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS), the USA Baseball Futures Invitational and the USA Baseball 12U National Open.

In total, 19 of the invited athletes have participated in the USA Baseball 12U National Team identification process, including nine players from last year's 12U National Team Trials, three from the 2018 NTIS and two that participated in the 2018 12U National Open. The roster also features 16 members of the 2018 12U National Team that won the program's first-ever COPABE U-12 Pan-American Championships gold medal.

In addition, five members of the 13U ADP roster participated in the 2018 Futures Invitational and Seth Van Dyk (Ripon, Calif.) was identified from the inaugural USA Baseball Futures Series held in Irvine, California, in May.

"We are excited to have such a strong group of athletes for our first-ever Athlete Development Program," said Ashley Bratcher, USA Baseball's Senior Director of Baseball Operations. "All of these athletes have stood out to our staff at previous events and impressed them with their talent and character, so we look forward to continue their development and growth with this new and exciting opportunity."

The Athlete Development Program will offer unparalleled instruction provided by USA Baseball national team coaches, college coaches and select premier high school coaches from across the country.

Each day at the ADP will feature advanced on-field skills development with positional and team fundamental drills, as well as off-field components that will focus on education regarding the NCAA and the recruiting process, umpire interaction, nutrition and wellness guidance, strength and conditioning education, media training, and character and leadership development.

Participating athletes will be provided with an individual player assessment report by the coaching staff following the four-day event and this year's 13U ADP participants will be evaluated for the opportunity to be invited to the 2020 14U National Team Development Program.

Two-time national team coach Butch Chaffin will serve as the Field Coordinator for the 2019 13U ADP and will be joined on staff by eight coaches who-in addition to serving on the instructional staff-will direct the event's Stars and Stripes teams.

Rucker Taylor (Davidson College) will serve as the manager of the Stars team and he will be joined by Doug Creek as the pitching coach and assistant coaches David Houseton (Covenant Day School; Matthews, N.C.) and Tanner Veseley (Corona del Sol High School; Tempe, Ariz.).

The Stripes will be led by Jon McCormack (Florida Atlantic University) with Pitching Coach Scott Grove (The First Academy; Orlando, Fla.) and assistant coaches Roger Kieschnick (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Wes Brooks (Oxford High School; Oxford, Ala.) rounding out the staff.

For more information on the Athlete Development Program, please follow @USABEvents on Twitter or visit USABaseball.com.

2019 13U Athlete Development Program Roster
Name; Position; Hometown

Luis Almeyda; INF; Hawthorne, N.J.
Brevin Bezick; LHP; Red Bank, N.J.
*Tristan Bristow; RHP; Helotes, Texas
*Masato Chilcutt; C; San Antonio, Texas
JD Crisp; OF; Cypress, Texas
Kayson Cunningham; INF; San Antonio, Texas
Louis D'Alessio; OF; Red Bank, N.J.
*Kameron Davis; OF; Albany, Ga.
*Ross Felder; RHP; Springdale, Ark.
Linkin Garcia; INF; Fullerton, Calif.
*Talin Gardini; LHP; San Diego, Calif.
*Gavin Gargiulo; RHP; Coral Springs, Fla.
*Dylan Green; INF; Roseville, Calif.
*Kailand Halstead; C; Cosmopolis, Wash.
*Christian Hamilton; OF; Lauderhill, Fla.
Cedrick Harris Jr.; OF; Ashdown, Ark.
Gabe Howard; RHP; West Linn, Ore.
Noah Libed; OF; Chula Vista, Calif.
Reagan McCluskey; C; Avila Beach, Calif.
*Dean Moss; INF; Atherton, Calif.
*Josiah Palomino; C; Riverside, Calif.
*Kibru Pam; P; Pasadena, Calif.
Jacob Pettit; INF; Fort Mill, S.C.
*Julius Pfau; MIF; Tampa, Fla.
Michael Podstreleny; C; San Diego, Calif.
Ethan Porter; INF; Costa Mesa, Calif.
Gavyn Schlotterback; C; Lakeway, Texas
Cade Segura; INF; Pleasanton, Texas
Elijah Selga; C; Chula Vista, Calif.
Ryan Sloan; INF; Elmhurst, Ill.
*Brady Strohm; RHP; Winchester, Calif.
*Brock Thompson; INF; Bakersfield, Calif.
Ford Thompson; LHP; Snellville, Ga.
*Michael Torres; OF; Miami, Fla.
Seth Van Dyk; INF/RHP; Ripon, Calif.
Braeden Weckman; OF; Winter Springs, Fla.

*Denotes National Team alum

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