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USA Baseball Announces 2018 National Team Identification Series Selections

A total of 68 athletes were selected for 2019 national team programming from the 2018 NTIS
September 10, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced on Wednesday the 68 athletes that were selected from the 2018 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) to participate in 2019 national team programming. The tenth-annual NTIS was held at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, from August 8-26 and for the tenth year in a row, the selection announcement was made through an online show.

Twenty-seven states and 16 regions from across the U.S. are represented by the 68 athletes chosen and fourteen states boast more than one selection.

Under the direction of USA Baseball task force, the 2018 NTIS featured over 1,200 of the nation's best players competing in 172 games, as well as skill testing and on-field evaluations. Twelve athletes were invited to compete at each of the 2019 12U National Team Trials, the 2019 14U, 16U and 17U National Team Development Programs (NTDP) and the 15U National Team Trials. In addition, eight players from the 17U NTIS were chosen to participate in the 2019 18U National Team selection process.

"Our task force had a difficult job selecting just 68 athletes out of the incredible pool of talent from across the U.S. that participated in this year's NTIS," Senior Director of Baseball Operations, Ashley Bratcher, said. "We are excited about the players chosen from the 2018 event and what they will bring to our 2019 national team programming."

The 2018 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS) is the most comprehensive player identification program offered by Team USA. With tryouts in every region of the country, players now have greater access to USA Baseball National Team opportunities than ever before. The program includes six separate age groups - 11U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 15U and 17U.

The 2018 National Team Identification Series selections are as follows:

Name; Position; Hometown

2019 12U National Team Trials Invitees:
(from 11U NTIS)
Anthony Del Angel; OF/IF; Rio Rancho, N.M.
Parker Friend; C/RHP; Germantown, Md.
Gavin Hottle; IF/RHP; Irvine, Calif.
Bryant James; IF/RHP; Herndon, Va.
Elijah McNeal; Dublin, Calif.
Luis Mejia; IF/OF; Phoenix, Ariz.
Owen Robinson; LHP/IF; Greensboro, N.C.
C.J. Sampson; RHP/IF; Magnolia, Texas
Kruz Schoolcraft; IF/LHP; Aloha, Ore.
Jayden Stroman; IF/RHP; Medford, N.Y.
Eli Willits; IF/RHP; Fort Cobb, Okla.
Miles Young; IF; Cypress, Texas

2019 14U National Team Development Program invitees:
(from 13U NTIS)
Kai Caranto; IF/RHP; Castaic, Calif.
Angel Cepeda; OF/IF; Union City, N.J.
Carson Dean; OF/IF; Frisco, Texas
Ian Duarte; OF/RHP; Santa Clarita, Calif.
Terry Dunsford; IF/RHP; Grand Bay, Ala.
Keondre Fields; OF/RHP; Nesbit, Miss.
Gavin Grahovac; C/IF; Orange, Calif.
Houston Hirschkorn; IF/RHP; Kingsburg, Calif.
Andre Modugno; IF/Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Brandon Olivera; RHP; Hialeah, Fla.
Kellon Parnell; OF/IF; Pascagoula, Miss.
Brooks Wright; UT/RHP; Knoxville, Tenn.

2019 15U National Team Trials invitees:
(from 14U NTIS)
Mason Balsis; C; Bristow, Va.
Maxwell Clark; OF; Franklin, Ind.
Tyson Dewall; RHP; Folsom, Calif.
Demitri Diamant; OF/RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.
Termarr Johnson; IF; Atlanta, Ga.
Steven Milam; IF; Las Cruces, N.M.
Louis Rodriguez; RHP; Long Beach, Calif.
Logan Saloman; RHP/IF; Chandler, Ariz.
Christopher Scinta; LHP; Tamarac, Fla.
Tyrus Williams; OF; Oxford, Miss.
Jaxon Willits; IF; Fort Cobb, Okla.
Colton Wombles; C; Salem, Ala.

2019 16U National Team Development Program invitees:
(from 15U NTIS)
Jesse Bullard; IF/RHP; Riverside, Calif.
Korbyn Dickerson; OF/RHP; Jeffersonville, Ind.
Jake Geis; RHP; San Jose, Calif.
Rafael Gross; OF/IF; Pearland, Texas
Trevor Haskins; IF; San Jose, Calif.
David Horn; IF/RHP; Murrieta, Calif.
Kyndon Lovell; LHP; Fort Cobb, Okla.
Jaron Nevarez; LHP/IF; San Ramon, Calif.
Xavier Perez; RHP/OF; Corpus Christi, Texas
William Rogers; C/IF; Shoreview, Minn.
Chase Spencer; IF/RHP; Plano, Texas
Austin Young; RHP; Saint Peters, Mo.

2019 17U National Team Development Program invitees:
(from 16U NTIS)
Jackson Baumeister; C/RHP; Jacksonville, Fla.
Mark Black; C/OF; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Michael Davinni; IF/RHP; Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Kade Grundy; RHP/OF; Somerset, Ky.
Samuel Hunt; C/IF; Minneapolis, Minn.
Joseph Mack; C/IF; Williamsville, N.Y.
Michael Morales; RHP/IF; Enola, Pa.
Joshua Pearson; OF/IF; West Monroe, La.
Joseph Quick; RHP/IF; Lake Jackson, Texas
Kurtis Reid; IF/RHP; Hamilton, Ohio
Nate Savino; LHP/OF; Sterling, Va.
Tyler Wiederstein; RHP/IF; Greensburg, Pa.

2019 18U National Team selection process invitees:
(from 17U NTIS)
Jag Burden; OF/IF; Huntington Beach, Calif.
Colten Keith; IF/RHP; Biloxi, Miss.
Harold Coll; IF; Hyde Park, Mass.
Mac Guscette; C/IF; Nokomis, Fla.
Cayden Wallace; IF; Greenbrier, Ark.
Jonathan Vaughns; IF/RHP; Glendora, Calif.
Alex Urban; OF; Lexington, S.C.
Cameron Brown; RHP/IF; Flower Mound, Texas

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USA Baseball Names 2019 15U National Team Roster

Team USA will compete in the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships from September 13-22
July 31, 2019

CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball named the 2019 15U National Team roster on Wednesday, following the completion of 15U National Team Trials held at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The 15U National Team will compete at the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships from September 13-22 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

For the third consecutive year, the 15U National Team Trials featured two phases and included 72 athletes. Phase I began on July 26 and featured six exhibition games before the roster was trimmed to 34 players for Phase II, which began on July 29.

"We feel really good about the twenty we selected," said 15U National Team Manager Troy Cameron. "Trying to figure out which guys fall into which spots on the roster was extremely difficult, but I expect this group of guys to represent our nation in the best way possible. I know they will be great teammates, work their tails off and they will not stop until we bring home a gold medal.

"We have a good mix of guys that have been there before. They have done it with other national teams and know what to expect. I also think we have a really good group that have not yet been a part of a national team, but will understand the value of what it means and I think they are going to represent us well."

Karson Bowen (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and Joseph Brown (Petaluma, Calif.) will compete on the 15U team for the second consecutive year after helping the program to its first World Baseball Softball Confederation U-15 Baseball World Cup gold medal in 2018. They are two of 11 national team alumni to be selected to the roster, while nine athletes will make their national team debuts in 2019.

Spencer Butt (Davie, Fla.), Kai Caranto (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Brandon Olivera (Hialeah, Fla.) and Benjamin Reiland (Irvine, Calif.) were named to the 15U National Team roster after earning an invitation to the 15U Trials following their performance at the 2019 14U National Team Development Program (NTDP). This is the third consecutive year two or more members of the current year's 14U NTDP roster were selected to the 15U National Team. In total, 15 members of the 2019 roster have previously trained within the USA Baseball National Team Development Program.

Athletes selected for 15U National Team identification are chosen from the 15U National Team Championships in Arizona and Florida, the 2018 14U National Team Identification Series, the 14U NTDP and recommendations from professional scouts and college and high school coaches.

The 2019 15U National Team will travel to Houston, Texas, from September 6-10 for training before travelling to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to compete in the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships. Team USA is the three-time defending champions in the event (2013, 2015 and 2017).

For the most up-to-date information on the 15U National Team, visit USABaseball.com or follow @USABaseball15U and @USABaseball on Twitter.

2019 USA Baseball 15U National Team Roster
Full Name, Position, Hometown

*^Brandon Barriera; LHP; Coconut Creek, Fla.
*^Karson Bowen; C/RHP; Anaheim Hills, Calif.
*^Joseph Brown; IF/OF; Petaluma, Calif.
Drew Burress; OF/IF; Perry, Ga.
*^Spencer Butt; IF/RHP; Davie, Fla.
*^Kai Caranto; IF/RHP; Santa Clarita, Calif.
^Duke Ekstrom; RHP; San Diego, Calif.
^Termarr Johnson; IF; Atlanta, Ga.
^Dylan Lina; IF/RHP; Carson, Calif.
Matthew Matthijs; RHP/IF; Greenville, N.C.
Ethan McElvain; LHP; Thompson's Station, Tenn.
*^Steven Milam; IF/RHP; Las Cruces, N.M.
*^Aidan Miller; OF; Trinity, Fla.
*^Brandon Olivera; RHP; Hialeah, Fla.
*^Benjamin Reiland; OF; Irvine, Calif.
*^Louis Rodriguez; RHP; Long Beach, Calif.
*^Mikey Romero; IF; Menifee, Calif.
^Logan Saloman; RHP/IF; Chandler, Ariz.
Nolan Schubart; IF; Durand, Mich.
Colton Wombles; C/OF; Salem, Ala.

*Denotes National Team alum
^Denotes National Team Development Program Participant

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Pitching Staff Leads Stripes to 7-1 Victory over Stars

Five Stripes pitchers combined to allow just one run on five hits
July 31, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Stripes 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 13 1
Stars 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
Win: B. Barriera (1-0) Loss: D. Ekstrom (0-1)
Box Score | Play-by-Play | Cumulative
 

CARY, N.C. - The pitching staff led the charge in the Stripes 7-1 win over the Stars Wednesday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, holding the Stars to just one run on five hits. The contest marked the final trials game of the 2019 USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials as the coaching staff will announce the final, 20-man national team roster later Wednesday evening. 

Brandon Barriera started on the bump for the Stripes, tossing two innings of scoreless baseball while allowing just one hit and no walks. He was followed out of the bullpen by Matthew Matthijs, Brandon Olivera, Mason Neville, and Nazier Mule. The relief staff combined for seven innings while allowing one run (none earned) and four hits. Barriera (1-0) earned the win for his efforts while Duke Ekstrom (0-1) was the losing pitcher of record.

Kai Caranto, Oscar Hernandez-Gonzalez and Nazier Mule each turned in multi-hit performances for the Stripes, going a combined 6-for-13 with four RBIs and two runs scored. In total, Stripes scored seven runs on the day on 13 hits to secure the 7-1 victory over the Stars 

The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase II Trials concludes on Wednesday as the final 20-man national team roster will be announced later in the evening. Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

Key Moments:

• Oscar Hernandez-Gonzales singled up the middle to drive in Joseph Brown and a throwing error on the same play allowed Austen Roellig to cross the plate, putting Stripes up 2-0 in the top of the first.
• Brown lined a single up the middle in the second to drive in Brady Reynolds and extend the Stripes lead to 3-0.
• With runners on second and third and one away, Benjamin Reiland hit a sacrifice-fly to straight away center field, bringing in the fourth run of the day for the Stripes.
• With a runner in scoring position and two outs, Ty Southisene singled to left, but Termarr Johnson threw the runner out at the plate, preserving the 4-0 score.
• Drew Burress hit a sacrifice-fly to left field in the bottom of the third, getting Stars on the board to make it 4-1.
• Roellig and Kai Caranto led off the top of the sixth with back-to-back singles and came around to score via a Nazier Mule double to left, extending the Stripes lead to 6-1.
• Mason Neville drove in Mule with a single up the middle the following at-bat, pushing the Stripes lead to six and securing the 7-1 victory over the Stars.

Notable Information:

• Stripes pitching staff did not allow a base hit over the final 3 1/3 innings of the game
• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• Stripes outhit Stars, 13-5
• No pitcher threw more than two innings in the contest.
• The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials concludes on Wednesday as the final 20-man national team roster will be announced Wednesday evening.

Up Next:

The USA Baseball 15U National Team coaching staff will finalize the 20-man 15U National Team Roster Wednesday evening. The team will then train in Houston, Texas, from September 6-10 before traveling to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships.

Social Media:

Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

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USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials Phase II Roster Announced

The final 20-man roster will be announced on Wednesday, July 31
July 28, 2019

CARY, N.C. - The USA Baseball 15U National Team coaching staff announced the 34 athletes moving on to Phase II of the 2019 15U National Team Trials on Sunday, narrowing down the roster from the initial 72.

The 34 athletes will be divided into two teams, the Stars and Stripes, and will play in a two-game series at the USA Baseball National Training Complex beginning Tuesday, July 30 and concluding Wednesday, July 31. Coaching the Stars will be Manny Crespo, Troy Gerlach and Karsten Whitson, while Jared Halpert, Drew Briese and Steve Butler will lead the Stripes. 

Following the conclusion of Wednesday's game, the 20 members of the 15U National Team will be selected.

The 2019 15U National Team will then train in Houston, Texas, from September 6-10 before traveling to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to compete in the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships. 

For more information on the 15U National Team, follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter or visit USABaseball.com.

15U NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS PHASE II ROSTER
(Name; Position; Hometown)

*^Brandon Barriera; LHP; Coconut Creek, Fla.
*^Karson Bowen; C/RHP; Anaheim Hills, Calif.
*^Joseph Brown; IF/OF; Petaluma, Calif.
Drew Burress; OF/IF; Perry, Ga.
*^Spencer Butt; IF/RHP; Davie, Fla.
*^Kai Caranto; IF/RHP; Santa Clarita, Calif.
*^Cutter Coffey; IF/RHP; Bakersfield, Calif.
^Demitri Diamant; IF/RHP; Las Vegas, Nev. 
^Evan Dobias; RHP; Sunrise, Fla.
^Duke Ekstrom; RHP; San Diego, Calif.
Oscar Hernandez Gonzalez; IF; Kissimmee, Fla.
^Termarr Johnson; IF; Atlanta, Ga.
^Dylan Lina; IF/RHP; Carson, Calif.
Matthew Matthijs; RHP/IF; Greenville, N.C.
*^Ethan McElvain; LHP; Thompson's Station, Tenn.
*^Steven Milam; IF/RHP; Las Cruces, N.M.
*^Aidan Miller; OF; Trinity, Fla.
Nazier Mule; IF/RHP; Paterson, N.J.
Brady Neal; C; Tallahassee, Fla.
*^Mason Neville; OF/LHP; Las Vegas, Nev. 
*^Brandon Olivera; RHP; Hialeah, Fla.
Julian Orozco; RHP/IF; Long Beach, Calif.
^Christopher Paciolla; IF/OF; Temecula, Calif.
*^Benjamin Reiland; OF; Irvine, Calif.
Brady Reynolds; OF/C; Bakersfield, Calif.
Ethan Robinson; RHP; Antioch, Tenn.
*^Louis Rodriguez; RHP; Long Beach, Calif.
Austen Roellig; IF; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
*^Mikey Romero; IF; Menifee, Calif.
^Logan Saloman; RHP/IF; Chandler, Ariz.
Nolan Schubart; IF; Durand, Mich.
Trenton Shaw; LHP/OF; Desoto, Texas
Ty Southisene; IF; Las Vegas, Nev.
Colton Wombles; C/OF; Salem, Ala.

*National Team Alumnus
^National Team Development Program Participant

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Stars Receive Contributions From Up And Down The Lineup, Defeat Stripes 21-1

Five Stars starters turned in three-hit performances
July 28, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Stars 0 5 0 5 2 5 2 0 2 21 21 0
Stripes 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9
Win: T. Shaw (1-0) Loss: E. Robinson (0-1)
Box Score | Play-by-Play | Cumulative
 

CARY, N.C. - All nine players in the Stars starting lineup recorded a hit in Tuesday's 21-1 win over Stripes at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The game marked the first of the USA Baseball 15U National Tram Trials Phase II.

Nolan Schubart started off the scoring for the Stars with a solo shot off the right field foul pole in the top of the second. 

"I didn't really feel it [off the bat]. I thought it had a chance of going foul because it had a bit of a hook, but it stayed fair and it felt really good.

"Not only with my approach at the plate, but defensively I felt like I did a pretty good job of helping my teammates to the best of my capabilities and giving my team the best chance to win," said Schubart.

Schubart finished the day 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs and three runs scored. His three-hit day was matched by teammates Mikey Romero, Termarr Johnson, Aidan Miller and Steven Milam. In total, the Stars recorded 21 hits in the contest and scored five runs in three separate innings. 

The Stars utilized four different pitchers in the game, including starting pitcher Trenton Shaw, Logan Saloman, Ethan McElvain and Demitri Diamant. The group combined to allow just one run on two hits. Shaw (1-0) earned the win while Ethan Robinson (0-1) was the losing pitcher.

The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase II Trials concludes on Wednesday, July 31 as the final 20-man roster will be announced later Wednesday evening. Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

Key Moments:

• Nolan Schubart hit a solo homerun off the right field foul pole, the first of the 2019 15U Trials, to lead off the second, giving the Stars the 1-0 lead.
• Steven Milam hit a groundball through the left side to bring in Christopher Paciolla, who walked two batters earlier, extending the Stars lead to 2-0.
• The next batter, Colton Wombles, hit an inside-the-park home run to drive in three, making it a five-run inning for the Stars.
• Kai Caranto singled to left to bring in Oscar Hernandez-Gonzalez, who led off the bottom of the second with a walk, getting Stripes on the board to make it a 5-1 game.
• Six of seven Stars hitters reached base successfully to begin the fourth, including two walks and three consecutive singles, to add three runs to the Stars lead, making it 8-1.
• Mikey Romero singled to right to drive in Steven Milam and Aidan Miller in the fourth, bringing the Stars lead to 10-1.
• Termarr Johnson led off the top of the fifth with a double to left-center and came around to score via a Nolan Schubart sacrifice-fly, extending the Stars lead to 11-1.
• Dylan Lina lined a base hit to short and came around to score via a fielding error later in the inning, making it a 12-1 lead in favor of the Stars.
• The first six batters of the sixth inning all reached safely for the Stars, tallying five runs on three hits and three walks, bringing the Stars lead to 17-1.
• Romero singled to left in the seventh for his third hit of the day, driving in Drew Burress and Brady Neal for the eighteenth and nineteenth runs of the game for the Stars.
• Schubart doubled to left field for his third hit of the game, driving in a pair and capping off the Stars scoring in the ballgame, putting them up 21-1 in the ninth.

Notable Information:

• Five players had three-hit games for the Stars, including Mikey Romero, Termarr Johnson, Nolan Schubart, Aidan Miller, and Steven Milam.
• Schubart's home run in the second was the first of the 2019 USA Baseball 15U Trials.
• Stars pitchers threw 4 1/3 innings without allowing a baserunner between the second and seventh innings.
• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• Stars outhit Stripes, 21-2
• No pitcher threw more than two innings in the contest. 
• The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials concludes on Wednesday as the final 20-man national team roster will be announced Wednesday evening.

Up Next:

The 15U National Team will then play one more intrasquad Stars and Stripes game on Wednesday, July 31 before finalizing the 20-man 15U National Team Roster that will then train in Houston, Texas, from September 6-10 before traveling to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships.

Social Media:

Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

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15U National Team Trials Phase I concludes Sunday

July 27, 2019

ZUNIGA, REILAND LEAD BAVE TO 7-5 WIN OVER EAGLES

CARY, N.C. - Diego Zuniga and Benjamin Reiland each contributed a pair of RBIs on Sunday morning, helping Brave to defeat Eagles 7-5 on the final day of the 15U National Team Phase I Trials at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Neither team wasted any time getting on the board. Oscar Hernandez-Gonzalez, who went 3-for-3 in yesterday's win over Pride, opened the scoring in the top of the first after hitting a sacrifice-fly to drive in Caleb Brandon, putting Brave out to an early 1-0 lead.

Eagles answered back in their half of the inning as Stone Lawless was hit by a pitch to bring in a run and tie the game at one. From there, the two teams continued to trade blows for much of the game, with one of the two teams scoring in all but two innings of the contest.

Nazier Mule started on the mound for Brave. He threw three innings, allowing four runs (one earned) and striking out five. He was opposed by Carson Turnquist, who also threw three innings, allowing three runs while striking out three. Neither starter factored into the decision as Mason Neville (1-0) earned the win and Brandon Olivera (0-1) was credited with the loss.

The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials concludes on Sunday as the 34-man, Phase II roster will be announced later Sunday evening. Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

Key Moments:

• Oscar Hernandez-Gonzalez opened the scoring in the top of the first after hitting a sacrifice-fly to drive in Caleb Brandon, who led off the game with a walk, putting Brave out to an early 1-0 lead.
• With the bases loaded in the bottom of the first, Stone Lawless was hit by a pitch to bring in a run and tie the game at one.
• Benjamin Reiland hit a double to right-center to drive in a pair and put Brave out to a 3-1 lead in the top of the second. 
• With runners on second and third and just one away in the top of the third, Eagles starting pitcher Carson Turnquist escaped the jam by recording a strikeout and a popup the following batter, maintaining the 3-1 score.
• A fielding error by Brave that would have been the third out of the inning allowed Eagles to rally for three runs in the third, putting them out front 4-3.
• With a runner on third and one away, David Lozano hit an infield single to the pitcher to drive in a run, tying the game at four.
• Diego Zuniga lined a double to right field in the sixth, driving in two and putting the Brave up 6-4.
• Wilder Puertas helped the Eagles cut into the Brave deficit in the fifth, driving in a run on a groundball to second to bring the score to 6-5.
• Mason Neville led off the top of the sixth with a triple to the right-center field gap and came around to score two batters later via a Chris Newstrom RBI single, making the score 7-5 in favor of the Eagles.

Notable Information:

• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• Brave outhit Eagles, 8-6
• No pitcher threw more than three innings in the contest. 
• The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials concludes on Sunday as the 34-man, Phase II roster will be announced later Sunday evening.


MATTHIJS, CRISP PITCH PRIDE TO 5-3 WIN OVER UNITED

CARY, N.C. - Matthew Matthijs and Connor Crisp led Pride to their first win of the USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials on Sunday, defeating United 5-3 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Matthijs started on the mound for Pride, throwing three scoreless innings while striking out half the batters he faced and allowing just one batter to reach base. He was followed out of the bullpen by Connor Crisp, who was equally as effective. Crisp worked two innings in relief, allowing just two base hits while striking out a pair. Matthijs (1-0) earned the win for his efforts while Duke Ekstrom (0-1) took the loss.

Joseph Brown was the largest contributor on offense for Pride. Brown went 2-for-4, including a double, with two RBIs and a run scored, raising his batting average at the 15U National Team Phase I Trials to .300.

All of the United offense came in the final inning as they rallied to score three runs, but their comeback attempt would fall short there and Pride came away the victors by a score of 5-3.

Key Moments:

• Joseph Brown doubled to left-center in the third, driving in Termarr Johnson for the first run of the ballgame and putting Pride out to a 1-0 lead.
• The next batter, Christopher Paciolla, singled to right to bring in Brown and extend the Pride lead to 2-0.
• Termarr Johnson hit a sacrifice-fly in the fifth to bring in a run, making it a 3-0 game in favor of Pride.
• Pride added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh as Maxwell Clark scored on a wild pitch and Brown hit another RBI single, giving Pride a 5-0 advantage headed into the bottom of the seventh.
• Damian Ruiz hit an infield single and a throwing error allowed Luca Reyes and Colton Wombles to score, getting United on the board in the seventh.
• Dean West grounded to the right side to bring in a third run for United, making the final score 5-3.

Notable Information:

• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• Pride outhit United, 8-5
• No pitcher threw more than three innings in the contest. 
• The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials concludes on Sunday as the 34-man, Phase II roster will be announced later Sunday evening.


Up Next:

• The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials concludes on Sunday as the 34-man, Phase II roster will be announced later Sunday evening. The 15U National Team will then play two intrasquad Stars and Stripes games on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 before finalizing the 20-man 15U National Team Roster that will then train in Houston, Texas, from September 6-10 before traveling to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships.

Social Media:

• Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

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Brave Secures Win While Eagles, United Tie on Day Two of 15U National Team Trials Phase I

Action continues tomorrow as Brave take on Eagles at 11:00 am ET and United play Pride at 2:00 pm ET.
July 27, 2019

EAGLES, UNITED DUEL ENDS IN 4-4 DRAW AFTER SEVEN INNINGS

CARY, N.C. - Eagles and United battled back-and-forth on the second day of the USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials Phase I, with the game ultimately ending in a 4-4 tie after seven innings of play at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Dean West started the scoring on the day with an RBI single back up the middle, driving in two and putting United out to an early 2-0 lead in the second. 

Eagles answered back in the fourth as their first seven batters of the inning reached base safely, helping them to score four runs on two hits and three walks and putting them up 4-2.

Louis Rodriguez started on the mound for United, throwing three scoreless innings and allowing just one base hit while striking out four. Demitri Diamant followed out of the bullpen, throwing three scoreless innings while allowing no baserunners and striking out five.

United tied the game at four in the fifth inning as Owen Egan drove in Damian Ruiz with a base hit to right field and came around to score two batters later. After seven innings of play, the game ended with a 4-4 draw. 

The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials continues with two games Sunday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Key Moments:

• Dean West sent an RBI single back up the middle to drive in two in the second inning and put United out to an early 2-0 lead.
• Louis Rodriguez allowed just one batter to reach base while striking out four over the first three innings of the game.
• The first seven batters of the inning reached base safely for the Eagles in the top of the fourth, helping them to score four runs on two hits and three walks and putting them up 4-2.
• Owen Egan drove in Damian Ruiz with a base hit to right field in the bottom of the fifth inning, cutting the United deficit to 4-3.
• Egan came around to score two batters later via a Kai Caranto single to right, tying the game at four.
• Demitri Diamant was effective in relief for United, closing out the game by throwing three scoreless innings and not allowing a baserunner while striking out five.

Notable Information:

• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• United outhit Eagles, 7-3
• No pitcher threw more than three innings in the contest. 
• After seven innings of play, the game ended in a 4-4 tie.
• The 34-man, 15U National Team Trials Phase II roster will be announced following the conclusion of the final day of Phase I trials on Sunday, July 28.


LOZANO, HERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ LEAD BRAVE TO 9-5 WIN OVER PRIDE

CARY, N.C. - Brave capitalized on a combined seven hits from David Lozano and Oscar Hernadez-Gonzalez Saturday afternoon to defeat Pride 9-5 on the second day of the USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials. 

The first run of the game came in the top of the first as Hernandez-Gonzales singled to right, driving in Mason Neville and putting Brave out to an early 1-0 lead. 

Pride scored two runs in the bottom of the second to take the 2-1 lead, but Brave quickly answered back with runs in the second, third, and fourth innings to go up 9-2. 

Brave were led offensively by David Lozano, Mikey Romero, and Hernandez-Gonzalez. The trio combined to go 10-for-12 with three RBIs and four runs scored. 

Pride carved away at the lead, scoring two runs in the fourth in one in the seventh to bring the score to 9-5, but their comeback efforts would fall short there and Brave secured the 9-5 win.

The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials continues with two games Sunday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Key Moments:

• Oscar Hernandez-Gonzales singled to right in the top of the first, driving in Mason Neville for the first run of the ballgame and putting Brave out to an early 1-0 lead.
• Mikey Romero hit an RBI single back up the middle in the second to bring in Benjamin Reiland and extend the Brave lead to 2-0.
• Joseph Brown scored on a wild pitch in the second to get Pride on the board and was followed with a Luis Martinez RBI single up the middle to tie the game at two.
• Brave capitalized on three hits and two errors in the third to score three runs and jump out to a 5-2 lead.
• Benjamin Reiland and Mikey Romero began the fourth inning with back-to-back base hits and both came around to score to extend the Brave lead to 7-2.
• In total, Brave accumulated four runs on five hits in the fourth inning, bringing the score to 9-2.
• Pride battled back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth as Angel Cepeda hit a ball to deep left field, driving in a pair and cutting the Pride deficit to 9-4.
• Pride scored another run in the bottom of the seventh as Termarr Johnson scored on a Christopher Paciolla sacrifice-fly, but the Pride comeback would stop there and Brave came away the victors by a score of 9-5.

Notable Information:

• David Lozano and Oscar Hernandez-Gonzales both had perfect days at the plate as Lozano went 4-for-4 with a run scored and Hernadez-Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
• Mikey Romero went 3-for-5 on the day, bringing his batting average at the 15U National Team Trials to .571.
• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• Brave outhit United, 14-7
• No pitcher threw more than three innings in the contest. 
• The 34-man, 15U National Team Trials Phase II roster will be announced following the conclusion of the final day of Phase I trials on Sunday, July 28.


Up Next:

• The USA Baseball 15U National Team will continue with Phase I Trials tomorrow as Brave will take on the Eagles at 11:00 am ET and United will play Pride at 2:00 pm ET. Both games will take place on Coleman Field at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Social Media:

• Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

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Day One of 15U National Team Phase I Trials Complete

Brave, Eagles secured the victories in their respective matchups
July 25, 2019

EAGLES' BIG SIXTH INNING SECURES 7-5 WIN OVER PRIDE

CARY, N.C. - Eagles opened up the 2019 USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials Phase I on Friday with a 7-5 victory over Pride at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Pride were first to score on the afternoon, jumping out to a 1-0 lead as Drew Burress hit an RBI single to drive in Karson Bowen in the second, but Eagles would go on to score two of their own in the fourth to take the 2-1 lead. They scored in each of the final four innings of the game, including posting three runs in the sixth, to secure the victory.

The Eagles accumulated 10 hits in the contest, four of which came from Ty Southisene and Dylan Lina. The duo combined to go 4-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs. 

Walter Ford shined on the mound for Pride, tossing three scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and striking out one. He did not factor into the decision. Ethan McElvain (1-0) earned the win after throwing three innings, allowing two runs and striking out four, while Jaxon Pastore (0-1) was the losing pitcher.

Down by five in the seventh inning, Pride began to rally as Matthew Matthijs and Gavin Grahovac contributed with RBI singles to cut the deficit to 7-5, but the rally would stop there and Eagles would go on to secure the 7-5 victory.

The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials continues with two games Saturday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Key Moments:

• Pride struck first as Drew Burress singled to left to bring in Karson Bowen and put Pride out to the early 1-0 lead in the second.
• The Eagles scored two of their own in the top of the fourth after having their first three batters of the inning reach base successfully, putting them out to the 2-1 lead.
• Termarr Johnson hit a groundball to drive in Gavin Grahovac and tie the game at two in the bottom of the fourth.
• Ty Southisene hit an RBI triple to straight away center field in the fifth, driving in Brady Reynolds and putting Eagles up 3-2.
• Austen Rolleig and Dylan Lina tripled in the sixth to aid in what amounted to a three-run inning for Eagles, giving them the 6-2 edge.
• Down by five, Pride began to rally in the bottom of the seventh as both Matthew Matthijs and Grahovac contributed with RBI singles to bring the game to 7-5, but the rally would stop there and Eagles would go on to win by that score.


Notable Information:
• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• Eagles outhit Pride, 10-7
• No pitcher threw more than three innings in either contest.

 


WILLITS, BRAVE TAKE DOWN UNITED 4-2

CARY, N.C. - Brave defeated United 4-2 in the second game of the 15U National Team Trials on Friday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

Brave wasted no time getting on the board as Jameson Caro doubled to right in the bottom of the first to drive in Mikey Romero and give Brave the early 1-0 lead. They extended their lead the next inning courtesy of a Mason Balsis RBI single, and were out to an early 2-0 advantage.

Six players delivered hits for the Brave team, including Jaxon Willits, who had the only multi-hit performance of the contest. Willits went 2-for-3 at the plate, including an RBI double. In total, Brave scored in four of the seven innings.

On the mound, the trio of Logan Saloman, Diego Zuniga, and Trenton Shaw held the United lineup to just three hits and two runs. Shaw was effective out of the bullpen, tossing three innings of no-hit baseball and allowing just one run on five walks. He struck out four and recorded the save to secure the victory for Brave. Saloman (1-0) was the winning pitcher of record while Julian Orozco (0-1) got the loss.

The USA Baseball 15U National Team Phase I Trials continues with two games Saturday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Key Moments:

• Jameson Caro doubled to right in the bottom of the first to drive in Mikey Romero and give Brave the early 1-0 lead.
• Mason Balsis hit a single through the left side to drive in Mason Neville in the second and extend the Brave lead to 2-0.
• Nolan Schubart followed up a Steven Milam double with a double of his own to center field, driving in Milam and getting United on the board to make it a 2-1 game.
• Nazier Mule led off the fourth with a walk and came around to score on a Jaxon Willits double to center field, extending the Brave lead to 3-1.
• Mule drove in a run in the bottom of the fifth after hitting a sacrifice-fly that brought in Spencer Butt, making it a 4-1 Brave lead.
• United took advantage of a throwing error by Brave in the sixth as Colton Emerson came around to score to cut into the Brave lead and make it a 4-2 game.


Notable:

• The game was played as a modified scrimmage with runners, batting order and outs changed with coaches' decisions.
• Brave outhit United, 7-3
• No pitcher threw more than three innings in the contest


Up Next:
• The USA Baseball 15U National Team will continue with Phase I Trials tomorrow as United will take on Eagles at 2:00 pm ET and Brave will play Pride at 5:30 pm ET. Both games will take place on Coleman Field at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Social Media:
• Continue to follow @USABaseball15U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the USA Baseball 15U National Team.

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15U

2019 15U National Team Trials Roster Finalized

15U National Team Trials will begin July 25 in Cary, North Carolina
July 24, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball invited 18 players from the 2019 14U National Team Development Program (NTDP) to the 15U National Team Trials on Wednesday, finalizing the 72-man trials roster for 2019. Phase I of 15U Trials will begin July 25 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The 18 athletes selected from the 14U NTDP will join 54 additional athletes that received invitations to the 15U Trials following the 2018 14U National Team Identification Series, 2018 14U NTDP and the 2019 National Team Championships in Arizona and Florida. Phase II of 15U Trials will begin on July 29 and will feature 34 athletes vying for a spot on the final 20-man national team roster.

The 2019 15U National Team will then train in Houston, Texas, from September 6-10 before traveling to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships.

"We are excited to welcome a group of tremendously talented athletes from our 14U National Team Development Program to the 15U National Team Trials," said Ashley Bratcher, Senior Director of Baseball Operations at USA Baseball. "Each one of these young men proved to be high-character individuals on and off the field and will push to earn a spot on the 15U National Team during trials.

"It is now our goal to identify the top twenty baseball players to represent USA Baseball in the U-15 Pan-American Championships in Mexico and compete for a fourth consecutive gold medal in that event. The 15U National Team coaching staff is eager to begin."

With the addition of the 18 athletes from the 14U NTDP, a total of 18 USA Baseball national team alumni will compete for the chance to wear the red, white and blue once again. Additionally, 34 of the 72 athletes have previously participated in the National Team Development Program, furthering its success in preparing athletes for future national team opportunities.

Former 15U National Team assistant coach and 14U NTDP field coordinator Troy Cameron was named the manager of the 15U National Team in May and will look to lead Team USA to a fourth straight gold medal at the COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships (2013, 2015, 2017). He is joined on staff by pitching coach Rob Shabansky, and assistant coaches Manny Crespo and Jared Halpert.

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

2019 USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials Roster:
(Name; Position; Hometown)

Mason Balsis; C/OF; Bristow, Va.
*^Brandon Barriera; LHP; Coconut Creek, Fla.
Freddy Beruvides Jr.; LHP; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
*^Karson Bowen; C/RHP; Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Caleb Brandon; OF; Long Beach, Calif.
*^Joseph Brown; IF/OF; Petaluma, Calif.
Drew Burress; OF/IF; Perry, Ga.
*^Spencer Butt; IF/RHP; Davie, Fla.
*^Kai Caranto; IF/RHP; Santa Clarita, Calif.
Tyrus Carmichael-Williams; OF/IF; Oxford, Miss.
Jameson Caro; OF/IF; Miami, Fla.
^Angel Cepeda; IF; Union City, N.J.
Maxwell Clark; OF/LHP; Franklin, Ind.
*^Cutter Coffey; IF/RHP; Bakersfield, Calif.
Kyle Connelly; RHP/OF; Oakley, Calif.
^Connor Crisp; RHP/IF; Locust Grove, Ga.
^Derek Curiel; OF; West Covina, Calif.
Tyson De Wall; RHP/OF; Folsom, Calif.
^Demitri Diamant; IF/RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.
^Evan Dobias; RHP; Sunrise, Fla.
Cooper Dossett; RHP/OF; Springdale, Ark.
*^Owen Egan; OF/RHP; Yucaipa, Calif.
^Duke Ekstrom; RHP; San Diego, Calif.
*^Colt Emerson; IF/C; Cambridge, Ohio
Walter Ford; RHP/IF; Pace, Fla.
*^Gavin Grahovac; C/IF; Orange, Calif.
Oscar Hernandez Gonzalez; IF; Kissimmee, Fla.
^Termarr Johnson; IF; Atlanta, Ga.
Michael Joyce; C; Mechanicsville, Va.
^Trenton Lape; IF/RHP; Bossier City, La.
Stone Lawless; C/IF; Hampton Cove, Ala.
^Dylan Lina; IF/RHP; Carson, Calif.
David Lozano; IF; Sylmar, Calif.
Bryan Martinez; OF; Menifee, Calif.
Luis Martinez; IF; San Jose, Calif.
Matthew Matthijs; RHP/IF; Greenville, N.C.
Ethan McElvain; LHP; Thompson's Station, Tenn.
*^Steven Milam; IF/RHP; Las Cruces, N.M.
*^Aidan Miller; OF; Trinity, Fla.
Nazier Mule; IF/RHP; Paterson, N.J.
Brady Neal; C; Tallahassee, Fla.
*^Mason Neville; OF/LHP; Las Vegas, Nev.
^Chris Newstrom; IF/C; Anthem, Ariz.
Corey Nunez; IF/OF; Torrance, Calif.
*^Brandon Olivera; RHP; Hialeah, Fla.
Julian Orozco; RHP/IF; Long Beach, Calif.
^Christopher Paciolla; IF/OF; Temecula, Calif.
Jaxon Pastore; RHP/OF; Highland Beach, Fla.
Wilder Puertas; IF/RHP; Pembroke Pines, Fla.
*^Bryce Rainer; IF/RHP; Simi Valley, Calif.
*^Benjamin Reiland; OF; Irvine, Calif.
^Luca Reyes; OF; Teaneck, N.J.
Brady Reynolds; OF/C; Bakersfield, Calif.
Ethan Robinson; RHP; Antioch, Tenn.
*^Louis Rodriguez; RHP; Long Beach, Calif.
Austen Roellig; IF; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
*^Mikey Romero; IF; Menifee, Calif.
Damian Ruiz; OF; Livingston, Texas
^Logan Saloman; RHP/IF; Chandler, Ariz.
Nolan Schubart; IF; Durand, Mich.
Brody Sexton; C/OF; Chandler, Ariz.
Trenton Shaw; LHP/OF; Desoto, Texas
^Ty Southisene; IF; Las Vegas, Nev.
^Nolan Stevens; LHP; Elk Grove, Calif.
Carson Turnquist; RHP/OF; Paso Robles, Calif.
*^Ralphy Velazquez; C/IF; Long Beach, Calif.
Dean West; OF; Woodland Hills, Calif.
Jaxon Willits; IF/RHP; Fort Cobb, Okla.
Colton Wombles; C/OF; Salem, Ala.
^Brooks Wright; C/RHP; Knoxville, Tenn.
Hiro Wyatt; RHP; Westport, Conn.
Diego Zuniga; C/IF; McAllen, Texas

*National Team Alumnus
^National Team Development Program Participant

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Twenty-Five USA Baseball Alumni in 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Six alumni will start in the 2019 edition of the midsummer classic
July 8, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. - Twenty-five USA Baseball alumni have been named to the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters, the organization announced on Monday. Twelve members of the National League (NL) roster have played for Team USA and 13 of the American League (AL) All-Stars have suited up for the red, white and blue.

Three alumni will start the game in the field for both the AL and NL All-Star teams. Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies), Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves) and Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers) will start for the NL, while Alex Bregman (Houston Astros), George Springer (Houston Astros) and Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels) earned starting spots for the AL. 

Of the 25 alumni, 13 have won gold medals with Team USA and eight have represented the stars and stripes on multiple USA Baseball national teams. Bregman leads the way in both categories with appearances on five separate national teams and has won four gold medals.

In total, 13 alumni competed with the Collegiate National Team, seven suited up for the 18U National Team, four participated with the former 16U National Team, four represented the U.S. on the Professional National Team at a Pan-American Games or World Cup, and four played for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic (WBC).

The 2019 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on Fox.

The full list of USA Baseball alumni that appear on 2019 All-Star Game rosters is as follows:

Name; MLB Team; USA Baseball Team(s):
Nolan Arenado; Colorado Rockies; 2017 World Baseball Classic 
Alex Bregman; Houston Astros; 2010 16U National Team, 2011 18U, 2013-2014 Collegiate, 2017 World Baseball Classic
Kris Bryant; Chicago Cubs; 2012 Collegiate National Team
Walker Buehler; Los Angeles Dodgers; 2014 Collegiate National Team
Matt Chapman; Oakland Athletics; 2013 Collegiate National Team
Gerrit Cole; Houston Astros; 2009-2010 Collegiate National Team
David Dahl; Colorado Rockies; 2011 18U National Team 
Freddie Freeman; Atlanta Braves; 2005 16U National Team, 2006 18U
Joey Gallo; Texas Rangers; 2011 18U National Team 
Yasmani Grandal; Milwaukee Brewers; 2009 Collegiate National Team
Sonny Gray; Cincinnati Reds; 2009-2010 Collegiate National Team
Josh Hader; Milwaukee Brewers; 2015 Professional National Team
Clayton Kershaw; Los Angeles Dodgers; 2005 18U National Team
Francisco Lindor; Cleveland Indians; 2009 16U National Team, 2010 18U
James McCann; Detroit Tigers; 2011 Professional National Team
Austin Meadows; Tampa Bay Rays; 2011 16U National Team
Mike Minor; Texas Rangers; 2007-2008 Collegiate National Team
Mike Moustakas; Milwaukee Brewers; 2006 18U National Team, 2010 Professional
Anthony Rendon; Washington Nationals; 2010 Collegiate National Team
Max Scherzer; Washington Nationals; 2005 Collegiate National Team
George Springer; Houston Astros; 2010 Collegiate National Team
Marcus Stroman; Toronto Blue Jays; 2011 Collegiate National Team, 2017 World Baseball Classic
Mike Trout; Los Angeles Angels; 2010 Professional 
Justin Verlander; Houston Astros; 2003 Collegiate National Team
Christian Yelich; Milwaukee Brewers 2017 World Baseball Classic

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USA Baseball Announces 2019 15U National Team Trials Roster

July 3, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced the 54-man 2019 15U National Team Trials roster on Wednesday, following the conclusion of the 15U National Team Championships in Arizona and Florida. Phase I of the 15U National Team Trials will be held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, from July 26-28.

Eighteen additional athletes will receive invitations to join Phase 1 of 15U Trials following the 2019 USA Baseball 14U National Team Development Program (NTDP), finalizing a 72-man trials roster. Phase II of 15U Trials will begin on July 29 and will include 34 athletes competing for a spot on the final 20-man national team roster.

The 2019 15U National Team will train in Houston, Texas, from September 6-10 before competing in the 2019 COPABE U-15 Pan-American Championships from September 13-22 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

"Our staff is thrilled with the talent level and character of the 54 players that will attend the first round of trials," said Ashley Bratcher, Senior Director of Baseball Operations at USA Baseball. "These players have been identified based upon hours and hours of extensive research by our coaching staff and task force. We are confident that each of these players can represent the United States at the highest level on the field and off."

The roster is made up of 54 athletes who were identified and selected based on their participation and performance at USA Baseball sanctioned events, including the National Team Championships and the National Team Identification Series (NTIS), among others. 

In total, 10 athletes have previously played on a USA Baseball national team, while 17 members of the 2018 14U NTDP are on the roster. Karson Bowen (Anaheim, Calif.) and Joseph Brown (Petaluma, Calif.) were members of the 2018 15U National Team that won the program's first-ever World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-15 Baseball World Cup gold medal and will look to make the national team roster for the second straight year. Additionally, the roster boasts 10 members of the 12U National Team that won a silver medal at the COPABE Pan Am "A" Championships in Puebla, Mexico in 2016.

In total, the 54 athletes invited to 15U Trials span 17 different states and 36 of them are new to USA Baseball national team programming in 2019, including 12 athletes that represented their respective region at the 2018 NTIS Champions Cup in Cary, North Carolina. Seventeen invitees were selected from the 2019 National Team Championships in Florida, while 18 were chosen after their performance at the 2019 National Team Championships in Arizona. 

The 15U National Team will be led by Troy Cameron-who will serve as the manager in 2019-pitching coach Rob Shabansky and assistant coaches Manny Crespo and Jared Halpert.

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

2019 15U National Team Trials Roster
Name; Position; Hometown; Travel Program

Mason Balsis; C/OF; Bristow, Va.; 2018 NTIS (Capital)
*^Brandon Barriera; LHP; Coconut Creek, Fla.; 2018 14U NTDP
Freddy Beruvides Jr.; LHP; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; 3D Gold
*^Karson Bowen; C/RHP; Anaheim Hills, Calif.; 2018 14U NTDP
Caleb Brandon; OF; Long Beach, Calif.; Long Beach Bears
*^Joseph Brown; UT; Petaluma, Calif.; NorCal Baseball 2022 Blue
Tyrus Carmichael-Williams; IF/OF; Oxford, Miss.; 2018 NTIS (Southeast)
Jameson Caro; OF; Hialeah, Fla.; Elev8 Select
Maxwell Clark; LHP/OF; Franklin, Ind.; 2018 NTIS (Great Lakes)
*^Cutter Coffey; IF/RHP; Bakersfield, Calif.; NorCal Baseball 2022 Blue
Kyle Connelly; RHP/OF; Oakley, Calif.; Team Oppotaco
Tyson De Wall; RHP/OF; Folsom, Calif.; 2018 NTIS (NorCal)
^Demitri Diamant; IF/RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.; 2018 NTIS (Southwest)
^Evan Dobias; RHP; Sunrise, Fla.; 3D Gold
Cooper Dossett; RHP/OF; Springdale, Ark.; Pacific Baseball Academy
^Duke Ekstrom; RHP; San Diego, Calif.; San Diego Show
Bryson Eldridge; RHP; Vienna, Va.; Team Elite
Walter Ford; RHP/IF; Pace, Fla.
Oscar Hernandez; IF; Kissimmee, Fla.; 3D Gold
^Termarr Johnson; IF; Atlanta, Ga.; 2018 NTIS (Southeast)
Michael Joyce; C; Mechanicsville, Va.; Richmond Braves 15U National
Stone Lawless; C/IF; Cross Roads, Ala.
^Dylan Lina; IF/RHP; Carson, Calif.; 2018 14U NTDP
David Lozano; IF; Sylmar, Calif.; Pacific Baseball Academy
Bryan Martinez; OF; Menifee, Calif.; San Diego Show
Luis Martinez; IF; San Jose, Calif.; Trosky-Kali Baseball 15U
Ethan McElvain; LHP; Thompson's Station, Tenn.; Team Freedom
*^Steven Milam; IF/RHP; Las Cruces, N.M.; 2018 NTIS (Southwest)
*^Aidan Miller; OF; Trinity, Fla.; Kangaroo Court American Roos
Nazier Mule; RHP; Patterson, N.J.; Gamblers Elite 15U
Brady Neal; C; Tallahassee, Fla.; 5 Star National 14U  
*^Mason Neville; OF; Las Vegas, Nev.; 3D Gold
Corey Nunez; IF; Torrance, Calif.; Total Baseball SoCal Easton
Julian Orozco; RHP/IF Long Beach, Calif.; Bombers Baseball Club of Southern California
^Christopher Paciolla; IF/OF; Temecula, Calif.; West Coast Blackdogs
Jaxon Pastore; RHP/OF; Highland Beach, Calif.; Elev8 Select
Wilder Puertas; IF; Pembroke Pines, Calif.; Elev8 Select
Brady Reynolds; OF; Bakersfield, Calif.; Tri County Baseball Club
Ethan Robinson; RHP; Antioch, Tenn.; 5 Star National 14U 
*^Louis Rodriguez; RHP; Long Beach, Calif.; 2018 NTIS (SoCal)
Austen Roellig; IF; Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; CBA Wave
*^Mickey Romero; IF; Menifee, Calif.; 2018 14U NTDP
Damian Ruiz; OF; Livingston, Texas
^Logan Saloman; RHP/IF; Chandler, Ariz.; 2018 NTIS (Southwest)
Nolan Schubart; IF; Durand, Mich.; Team Elite
*^Christopher Scinta; LHP/IF; Tamarac, Fla.; 2018 NTIS (North Florida)
Brody Sexton; C/OF; Chandler, Ariz.; Arizona National Baseball Academy
Trenton Shaw; LHP/OF; Desoto, Texas; Dallas Tigers 2022 Polk
Carson Turnquist; RHP/OF; Paso Robles, Calif.; Trosky-Kali Baseball 15U
Dean West; OF; Woodland Hills, Calif.; Pacific Baseball Academy
Jaxon Willits; IF/RHP; Fort Cobb, Okla.; 2018 NTIS (Midwest)
Colton Wombles; C/OF; Salem, Ala.; 2018 NTIS (North Florida)
Hiro Wyatt; RHP; Westport, Conn.; Team Elite
Diego Zuniga; C/IF; McAllen, Texas; South Texas Sliders Koehl

*Denotes National Team alum
^Denotes National Team Development Program Participant

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