The eight players selected from the 11U Futures Invitational will join ten athletes previously selected for 12U Trials from the 2016 11U National Team Identification Series (NTIS) held in Cary, North Carolina.
The USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational is an elite youth championship event, exclusively reserved for top teams and athletes. Top Tier Americans took home the gold medal from this year's Futures Invitational with an 11-1 victory over the San Diego Show. Four players from the Top Tier Americans roster have been chosen to participate in the 2017 12U National Team Trials.
The eight Futures Invitational invitees for the 2017 12U National Team Trials are as follows:
Kai Caranto; Santa Clarita, Calif.
Nicholas Montgomery; Cypress, Calif.
Dominic Smaldino; Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Josh Atomanczyk; Franklin, Texas
Hank Benny; Austin, Texas
KJ Scobey; Lakeland, Fla.
Conner Boyd; Parker, Colo.
Miles Ghossein; West Hills, Calif.
The 108 players selected for the 12U National Open were chosen from USA Baseball's Open Development Camps. The Open Development Camps were established to provide athletes across the country with the opportunity to become involved with Team USA in a setting that provides instruction, evaluation and fun. From the National Open, USA Baseball will invite 18 players to join the 18 players already identified for the 12U National Team Trials.
Twenty-five different states, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be represented in the National Open.
The 12U National Team roster will be finalized on July 21 with 12U National Team Training following from July 22-24. Team USA will play in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 World Cup in Tainan, Taiwan from July 28 - August 6. The U.S. is the two-time defending World Champion.
The complete list of players participating in the 2017 12U National Open is as follows:
Trent Abel; San Diego, Calif.
Antonio Anderson; Atlanta, Ga.
Easton Andrews; Fort Worth, Texas
Jackson Babione; Scottsdale, Ariz.
Randy Balceiro; Hialeah, Fla.
Connor Bigelow; Gilbert, Ariz.
Tyler Borelli; Encinitas, Calif.
Kenan Bowman; Charlotte, N.C.
Kade Boyd; Billings, Mont.
Michael Brown; Las Vegas, Nev.
Cade Brown; Lilburn, Ga.
Brad Burnes; Belvedere, Calif.
Spencer Butt; Davie, Fla.
Ryan Canela; Queens, N.Y.
Robinson Casey; Hurricane, Utah
Matthew Cash; Centreville, Ala.
Cooper Cohn; Mchenry, Ill.
Paul Contreras; Salida, Calif.
Jackson Copeland; Tacoma, Wash.
Kayson Cunningham; San Antonio, Texas
Joseph Curreri; Beach Lake, Pa.
Michael D'Amato; Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Tague Davis; West Chester, Pa.
Nolan Ditto; Las Vegas, Nev.
Cutter Douglas; Lubbock, Texas
Ian Duarte; Santa Clarita, Calif.
Cashel Dugger; Morrison, Colo.
Jaylen Edwards; Keller, Texas
Trotter Enright; Calabasas, Calif.
Dylan Fien; Temecula, Calif.
Sammy Fredrich; Las Vegas, Nev.
Evan Gant; Las Vegas, Nev.
Linkin Garcia; Fullerton, Calif.
Jax Gimenez; Rocklin, Calif.
Tristan Govea; Hasbruck Height, N.J.
Gavin Grahovac; Orange, Calif.
Eric Griffin; Bowie, Md.
Cedrick Harris Jr.; San Antonio, Texas
Cristian Hernandez; Bronx, N.Y.
Wes Hickey; Yucaipa, Calif.
John Hughes; Hinsdale, Ill.
Ryan Hussey; Mokena, Ill.
Jack Irby; Huntsville Ala.
Kenneth Jackson; Oxford, Ala.
Zachary Justice; Oakland, Calif.
Samuel Kahler; Stockton, Calif.
Garrison Kahn; Birmingham, Ala.
Cayne Killion; Scottsdale, Ariz.
Josh Knoth; Medford, N.Y.
Andrew Krodel; Villa Park, Calif.
Alex Kuenzle; Naples, Fla.
George Kyriakopoulos; Astoria, N.Y.
Ashton Larson; Overland Park, Kan.
Brandon Luu; Irvine, Calif.
Adam Magpoc; Torrance, Calif.
Duncan Marsten; Balboa, Calif.
Josh Martinez; Bronx, N.Y.
John Martinez; Orlando, Fla.
Keith Martinez; Haslet, Texas
Joshua Martinez; Homeland, Calif.
Beau McBride; Glenco, Ill.
Cole McKechnie; Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Jonathan Mendez; Los Angeles, Calif.
Marshall Minor II; Las Vegas, Nev.
Andre Modugno; Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Joshua Morano; Livermore, Calif.
Colten Payton; Colorado Springs, Colo.
Luca Periello; Evans, Ga.
Keegan Phillips; Bowersville, Ohio
Pavos Piperakis; Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Gregory Pierantoni; Valencia, Calif.
Isaac Quintanilla; Diamond Bar, Calif.
Benjamin Reiland; Irvine, Calif.
CJ Rice; Pleasanton, Calif.
Nash Rice; Wake Forest, N.C.
Lennon Richman; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Noah Rodriguez; Corona, Calif.
Jorge Romero; Odessa, Fla.
Mark Rutherford; Yukon, Okla.
Adrian Santana; Hialeah, Fla.
JT Shank; Castle Pines, Colo.
Easton Shelton; Murrieta, Calif.
Gavin Smith; Parker, Colo.
Ethan Sprenger; Placentia, Calif.
Trey Swiderski; Channahon, Ill.
Kevin Takeuchi; San Diego, Calif.
Gavin Taylor; Tarzana, Calif.
Randy Tennyson; Desoto, Texas
James Theodore; Carlsbad, Calif.
Keith Tillett; Columbus, N.J.
Hyatt Timosciek; Lockport, Ill.
Carson Tinney; Denver, Colo.
Dalen Tinsley; Suican City, Calif.
Griffin Tobias; St. John, Ind.
Owen Tomich; Rossmore, Calif.
Lane Toya; Rio Rancho, N.M.
Tomas Valincius; Chicago, Ill.
Lathan Van Ausdall; Denver, Colo.
Hunter Vaughn; Campbellsville, Ky. Brynner Waioloma; Torrance, Calif.
Tanner Waldrop; Auburn, Ala.
Zyan Watson; San Diego, Calif.
Hustyn Wheeler; Anthem, Ariz.
Chase Williams; Elmore, Ala.
Anane Wilson; Yuma, Ariz.
Macon Winslow; Hertford, N.C.
Ty Wisdom; Kansas City, Mo.
Koa Won; Livermore, Calif.
For more information on the USA Baseball 12U National Team and the 2017 National Open, visit USABaseball.com, or follow on Twitter, at @USABaseball12U.