USA Baseball Announces 2023 12U National Team Roster

Team USA to play in the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup from July 28-August 6

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball today named the final 18-man roster for the 2023 12U National Team. The announcement comes following the conclusion of 2023 12U National Team Training Camp, which was held from June 26-30 at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina.

The 12U National Team will compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup, which is scheduled to take place from July 28-August 6 in Tainan, Taiwan. The U.S. has a world-best four world titles at the U-12 level, having won three-consecutive gold medals in 2013, 2015, and 2017. It will look to defend its title this summer after taking home the title of World Champion in 2022.

“After an extremely competitive week of Training Camp, we are excited about the roster that we have put together to compete in World Cup action this summer,” said 2023 12U National Team Manager Troy Gerlach. “We saw an incredible amount of talent, which made this decision difficult for our staff. We are confident though that the team we have assembled will represent our country well in pursuit of defending our world title.”

The roster was selected after five days of Training Camp, which featured intrasquad games, Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) performance assessments, daily on-field workouts, and more. Players at Training Camp participated in a four-game Stars vs. Stripes series, giving the coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate during in-game situations.

This year’s roster features 11 players who were a part of the 12U National Team that won gold at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier in May, including tournament MVP Zaylon Johnson and all-tournament team members Tyler Early, Leyland Henry, Jacob Miller, and Boston Targac.

Additionally, the 2023 roster comprises players from eight different states. California leads all states with seven players, while Texas follows with four and Louisiana boasts two. Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington have one representative each on the roster.

Troy Gerlach returns to the dugout as manager of the 2023 12U National Team and will make his managerial debut this summer after helping Team USA win gold at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup last summer. He will be joined by pitching coach Seth Kenny, who was also on last year’s gold medal-winning 12U National Team staff, and assistants Bryan Madsen and Erick Quesada.

Team USA will train at a location to be determined before making the trip to Tainan, Taiwan, for the 2023 WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup. The stars and stripes will open up World Cup play against the Cezch Republic on July 28 at 2:30 a.m. ET. The full 2023 12U National Team schedule can be found here.

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2023 12U National Team Roster
(Name; Position; Hometown)

  • Micah Delosreyes; INF; Moreno Valley, Calif.
  • *Tyler Early; OF/LHP; Alexandria, La.
  • *Kingston George; RHP/OF; Gunter, Texas
  • *Ty Glaus; INF; Del Mar, Calif.
  • Gavin Gomez; OF; Long Beach, Calif.
  • Paris Head; INF/RHP; Chicago, Ill.
  • *Leyland Henry; INF; Houston, Texas
  • Raylen Hunter; OF; Pacolet, S.C.
  • *Zaylon Johnson; INF; Stonewall, La.
  • *Bryant Ju; C/OF; Cerritos, Calif.
  • Julian Knudsen; RHP; Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Bowen Landry; RHP/INF; Houston, Texas
  • *Jacob Miller; RHP; Temecula, Calif.
  • *Michael Ohman; LHP/INF; South San Francisco, Calif.
  • Nicholis Parker Jr.; OF/RHP; Bonney Lake, Wash.
  • *Jett Schoolcraft; OF/LHP; Beaverton, Ore.
  • *Boston Targac; C/INF; Flatonia, Texas
  • *Greyson Wuis; MIF; Kalamazoo, Mich.

*Denotes USA Baseball alum