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18U National Team


Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 17-22Tournament of StarsNational Training ComplexCary, N.C.
TBD18U National Team Trials & TrainingTBD
TBDCOPABE 18U Pan American ChampionshipTBD

Roster

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2013 18U National Team Roster

# Name Position B-T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown School Class
1 Trace Loehr IF L-R 5-9 169 5/23/1995 Milwaukie, Ore. Rex Putman HS 2014
2 Scott Hurst OF L-R 5-10 167 3/25/1996 Glendora, Calif. Bishop Amat Memorial HS 2014
4 Justus Sheffield LHP L-L 5-10 190 5/13/1996 Tullahoma, Tenn. Tullahoma HS 2014
5 Michael Rivera C R-R 5-7 196 12/12/1995 Venice, Fla. Venice HS 2014
6 Bryson Brigman IF/OF R-R 5-10 168 6/19/1995 San Jose, Calif. Valley Christian HS 2014
7 Adam Haseley OF/LHP L-L 6-0 176 4/12/1996 Windermere, Fla. The First Academy HS 2014
8 Lane Thomas OF R-R 6-0 170 8/23/1995 Knoxville, Tenn. Bearden HS 2014
9 Jack Flaherty IF/RHP R-R 6-4 204 10/15/1995 Burbank, Calif. Harvard Westlake HS 2014
10 Brady Aiken LHP L-L 6-3 203 8/16/1996 Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. Cathedral Catholic HS 2014
11 Keaton McKinney RHP/IF R-R 6-5 215 1/3/1996 Ankeny, Iowa Ankeny HS 2014
13 Jacob Nix RHP R-R 6-4 205 1/9/1996 Los Alamitos, Calif. Los Alamitos HS 2014
14 Mac Marshall LHP R-L 6-0 182 1/27/1996 Parkview, Ga. Parkview HS 2014
15 Alex Destino LHP/OF L-L 6-2 208 10/24/1995 Weaverville, N.C. North Buncombe HS 2014
17 Cole Tucker IF S-R 6-2 174 7/3/1996 Phoenix, Ariz. Mountain Pointe HS 2014
19 Marvin Gorgas RHP/IF R-R 5-9 192 1/19/1996 East Hampton, Conn. East Hampton HS 2014
21 Jakson Reetz C/OF/RHP R-R 6-0 193 1/3/1996 Hickman, Neb. Norris HS 2014
22 Luis Ortiz RHP R-R 6-1 215 9/22/1995 Sanger, Calif. Hallmark Charter School 2014
23 JJ Schwarz C R-R 6-1 189 3/28/1996 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Palm Beach Gardens HS 2014
24 Joe DeMers RHP R-R 6-0 200 11/9/1996 Martinez, Calif. College Park HS 2015
25 Kel Johnson OF R-R 6-3 199 7/8/1995 Palmetto, Ga. Homeschool 2014


2013 18U National Team Coaches

# Name Position Hometown
16 Rob Cooper Manager State College, Pa.
26 Mike Maack Pitching Coach Plano, Texas
3 Eric Munson Assistant Coach Asbury, Iowa
30 Kevin Wilson Assistant Coach Yardley, Pa.

2013 18U National Team Adminstration

Name Position Hometown
Brant Ust Director, 18U National Team Raleigh, N.C.
Mark Dvoroznak Team Coordinator, 18U National Team Westlake, Ohio
Steve Domzalski Certified Athletic Trainer Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Cody Wilcoxson Director, Communications Raleigh, N.C.

History

Selection Process

In 2014, 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 2014 18U National Team they must have been born after Jan. 1, 1996.

The primary identification vehicle for the 2014 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 2014 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials.

Another identification event where players can qualify for the 2014 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 2013 will be eligible for the 2014 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players identified in 2014 will be eligible for the 2015 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process.

In 2014, 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 2014 USA Baseball 18U National Team roster. In 2014, the 18U National Team will compete in the COPABE 18U Pan American Championships at a destination TBD.

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, 17U National Team Championships, National High School Invitational and additional events held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

Contact Brant Ust, Director, 18U National Team, with any questions regarding the 2014 USA Baseball 18U National Team selection process.

To be considered for the Tournament of Stars or the 18U National Team Selection Process in general, please complete the Player Profile Form. To recommend a Tournament of Stars or 18U National Team coach, please complete the Coach Profile Form.