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Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes

Roster

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# Name Position B-T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown School Class College Verbal
3 Daniel Bakst IF R-R 6-2 190 11/14/1997 New York, N.Y. Poly Prep Country Day 2016 Stanford
4 Nick Pratto IF/LHP L-L 6-2 200 10/6/1998 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2017 Southern California
5 Morgan McCullough IF L-R 5-8 175 12/19/1997 Seattle, Wash. West Seattle 2016 Oregon
6 Reggie Lawson RHP R-R 6-4 182 8/2/1997 Victorville, Calif. Victor Valley 2016 Arizona State
7 Cole Stobbe IF R-R 6-1 180 8/30/1997 Omaha, Neb. Millard West 2016 Arkansas
8 Michael Amditis C R-R 5-10 185 8/14/1997 Boca Raton, Fla. Boca Raton Community 2016 Miami
9 Hagen Danner RHP/C R-R 6-2 185 9/30/1998 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2017 UCLA
10 Mickey Moniak OF L-R 6-2 185 5/13/1998 Encinitas, Calif. La Costa Canyon 2016 UCLA
11 Ryan Rolison LHP R-L 6-2 195 7/11/1997 Jackson, Tenn. University School of Jacksonn 2016 Mississippi
12 Cooper Johnson C R-R 6-0 200 4/25/1998 Los Angeles, Calif. Carmel Catholic 2016 Mississippi
13 Nick Quintana IF R-R 5-10 185 10/13/1997 Las Vegas, Nev. Arbor View 2016 Southern California
14 Jordan Butler LHP L-L 6-1 180 12/2/1998 Tampa, Fla. Braulio Alonso 2017 Florida
15 Austin Bergner RHP/IF R-R 6-4 193 5/1/1997 Windermere, Fla. Windermere Prep 2016 North Carolina
16 Will Benson OF/1B L-L 6-5 220 6/16/1998 Atlanta, Ga. The Westminster Schools 2016 Duke
18 Ian Anderson RHP R-R 6-3 170 5/2/1998 Rexford, N.J. Shenendehowa East 2016 Vanderbilt
19 Braxton Garrett LHP R-L 6-3 190 8/5/1997 Florence, Ala. Florence 2016 Vanderbilt
21 Kevin Gowdy RHP R-R 6-4 170 11/16/1997 Santa Barbara, Calif. Santa Barbara Senior 2016 UCLA
23 Hunter Greene RHP/IF R-R 6-3 195 8/6/1999 Stevenson Ranch, Calif. Notre Dame 2017 UCLA
24 Blake Rutherford OF L-R 6-2 190 5/2/1997 Morristown, N.J. Chaminade College Prep 2016 UCLA
26 Forrest Whitley RHP R-R 6-7 240 9/15/1997 San Antonio, Texas Alamo Heights 2016 Florida State


2015 18U National Team Coaches

# Name Position Hometown
1 Glenn Cecchini Manager Lake Charles, La.
30 Greg Moore Pitching Coach Los Angeles, Calif.
22 David Eckstein Assistant Coach Sanford, Fla.
2 Eric Kibler Assistant Coach Scottsdale, Ariz.



2015 18U National Team Administration

Name Position Hometown
Shaun Cole Director, 18U National Team Cary, N.C.
James Weilbrenner Coordinator, 18U National Team Eugene, Ore.
Eric Cressey Strength and Conditioning Coach Jupiter, Fla.
Josh Cohen Certified Athletic Trainer College Station, Texas
Cameron Harris Press Officer Lawton, Okla.

History

Selection Process

In 2015, USA Baseball will continue a rolling invitation process for the players named to the 18U National Team Trials. A minimum of 40 athletes will be identified for the 18U National Team Trials through the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars (TOS), the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS) and the 17U National Team Development Program, in addition to recommendations from professional scouts, college and high school coaches, and the amateur baseball community. As players are named to the team, USA Baseball will publicize the announcement(s) through a press release and/or by postings to USABaseball.com. For a player to be age-eligible for the 2015 18U National Team they must have been born after Jan. 1, 1997.

The primary identification vehicle for the 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials will be the Tournament of Stars (TOS) presented by Major League Baseball. To attend this event, players must be invited by USA Baseball based on recommendations or nominations by USA Baseball National Member Organizations, the college coaching community, professional scouts, high school coaches, and/or the amateur baseball community. The TOS features 108 players from across the United States. During the week-long TOS, USA Baseball Task Force members and National Team coaches will evaluate each of the 108 athletes and select a minimum of 30 players to attend the 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials.

Another identification event where players can qualify for the 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials is the NTIS. The event is held each August/September in Cary, N.C., and provides USA Baseball with an advanced look at the upcoming class of top players at the 18U competition levels. At the NTIS, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of eight players for the following season's 18U National Team Trials. Players identified in 2014 will be eligible for the 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players identified in 2015 will be eligible for the 2016 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process.

In 2015, the 18U National Team Trials will consist of practices and intrasquad Red vs. Blue games. From the 18U National Team Trials, 20 players will be named to the final 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team roster. In 2015, the 18U National Team will compete in the WBSC 18U World Cup in Nishinomiya, Japan.

Additional events may be held throughout the year by USA Baseball which may also be used to identify players for current or future 18U National Teams. These events may include -- but are not limited to -- the Labor Day Cup, Breakthrough Series, Elite Development Invitational, 17U National Team Championships, National High School Invitational and additional events held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

Contact Shaun Cole, Director, 18U National Team, with any questions regarding the 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team selection process.

To be considered for the Tournament of Stars or the 18U National Team selection process, please email Play@USABaseball.com.