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Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 27-July 1USA Baseball Tournament of StarsNational Training ComplexCary, N.C.
June 27Pride vs. Brave
Tournament of Stars
Bill Coleman FieldCary, N.C.Pride 2, Brave 1Box Score
June 27United vs. Free
Tournament of Stars
Field 2Cary, N.C.United 4, Free 2Box Score
June 28Brave vs. United
Tournament of Stars
Bill Coleman FieldCary, N.C.Brave 3, United 0Box Score
June 28Free vs. Pride
Tournament of Stars
Field 2Cary, N.C.Free 6, Pride 3Box Score
June 29Brave vs. Free
Tournament of Stars
Bill Coleman FieldCary, N.C.Free 9, Brave 7Box Score
June 29United vs. Pride
Tournament of Stars
Field 2Cary, N.C.Pride 3, United 0Box Score
June 30Home Run Derby
Tournament of Stars
Bill Coleman FieldCary, N.C.7 p.m.
July 1Bronze Medal Game
Tournament of Stars
Bill Coleman FieldCary, N.C.Brave 7, United 2Box Score
Watch
July 1Gold Medal Game
Tournament of Stars
Bill Coleman FieldCary, N.C.Pride 5, Free 3Box Score
Watch
Overall Stats
Aug. 19-2418U National Team TrialsMinneapolis
Aug. 19Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Siebert Field (University of Minnesota)Minneapolis4 p.m.
Aug. 20Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Siebert Field (University of Minnesota)Minneapolis4 p.m.
Aug. 21Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Siebert Field (University of Minnesota)Minneapolis4 p.m.
Aug. 23Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Siebert Field (University of Minnesota)Minneapolis4 p.m.
Aug. 24Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Target FieldMinneapolis6 p.m.
Aug. 26-2918U National Team TrainingMinneapolis
Aug. 26vs. Iowa Western CC
18U National Team Training
Target FieldMinneapolis6 p.m.
Aug. 27vs. Iowa Western CC
18U National Team Training
Siebert Field (University of Minnesota)Minneapolis11 a.m.
Aug. 28vs. Minnesota Blizzard
18U National Team Training
Robert E. Barnes FieldSt. Paul, Minn.5 p.m.
Aug. 29vs. Madison College
18U National Team Training
Mayo FieldRochester, Minn.6 p.m.
Sept. 1-10WBSC U-18 World Cupwww.thunderbay2017.comThunder Bay, Canada
Sept. 1vs. Netherlands
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Baseball CentralThunder Bay, Canada1 p.m.
Sept. 2vs. Japan
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Port Arthur StadiumThunder Bay, Canada5 p.m.
Sept. 3vs. Mexico
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Baseball CentralThunder Bay, Canada6:30 p.m.
Sept. 4vs. South Africa
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Baseball CentralThunder Bay, Canada2 p.m.
Sept. 5vs. Cuba
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Baseball CentralThunder Bay, Canada6:30 p.m.
Sept. 7Super Round/Consolation Round
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Port Arthur Stadium/Baseball CentralThunder Bay, Canada
Sept. 8Super Round/Consolation Round
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Port Arthur Stadium/Baseball CentralThunder Bay, Canada
Sept. 9Super Round/Consolation Round
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Port Arthur Stadium/Baseball CentralThunder Bay, Canada
Sept. 10Bronze medal game
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Port Arthur StadiumThunder Bay, Canada12 p.m.
Sept. 10Gold medal game
WBSC U-18 World Cup
Port Arthur StadiumThunder Bay, Canada5 p.m.

Roster

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2017 18U National Team Trials Roster

# Name Position B-T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown School Class
William Banfield V C/RHP R-R 6-1 198 11/18/1999 Lawrenceville, Ga. Brookwood 2018
Elijah Cabell OF R-R 6-1 186 6/30/1999 Winter Park, Fla. Winter Park 2018
Triston Casas IF/RHP L-R 6-5 241 1/15/2000 Pembroke Pines, Fla. American Heritage 2018
Slade Cecconi RHP R-R 6-4 195 6/24/1999 Oviedo, Fla. Trinity Prep 2018
Chandler Champlain RHP R-R 6-4 217 7/23/1999 Coto De Caza, Calif. Santa Margarita 2018
Jonathan Childress LHP L-L 6-4 209 1/22/2000 Forney, Texas Forney 2018
Adrian Del Castillo C L-R 5-11 196 9/27/1999 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Preperatory 2018
Mason Denaburg RHP/C R-R 6-4 195 8/8/1999 Merritt Island, Fla. Merritt Island 2018
Brandon Dieter RHP/IF R-R 6-0 175 11/23/1999 Covina, Calif. South Hills 2018
JP Gates LHP L-L 6-2 200 12/4/1999 Brooksville, Fla. Nature Coast Technical 2018
JT Ginn RHP/IF R-R 6-1 210 5/20/1999 Brandon, Miss. Brandon 2018
Nolan Gorman IF L-R 6-1 205 5/10/2000 Glendale, Ariz. Sandra Day O'Connor 2018
Joseph Gray OF R-R 6-1 195 3/12/2000 Hattiesburg, Miss. Hattiesburg 2018
Ryder Green RHP/OF R-R 6-0 205 5/5/2000 Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville Christian 2018
Jordan Groshans IF R-R 6-3 186 11/10/1999 Magnolia, Texas Magnolia 2018
Ethan Hankins RHP R-R 6-6 211 5/23/1999 Cumming, Ga. Forsyth Central 2018
Rece Hinds IF R-R 6-3 203 9/5/2000 Niceville, Fla. Niceville 2019
Jeremiah Jackson IF R-R 6-0 169 3/26/2000 Mobile, Ala. St. Lukes Episcopal 2018
Jarred Kelenic LHP/OF L-L 6-1 190 7/16/1999 Waukesha, Wis. Waukesha West 2018
Adam Kloffenstein RHP R-R 6-5 230 8/25/2000 Magnolia, Texas Magnolia 2018
Matthew Liberatore LHP L-L 6-5 185 11/6/1999 Peoria, Ariz. Mountain Ridge 2018
Landon Marceaux RHP R-R 5-11 177 10/8/1999 Destrehan, La. Destrehan 2018
Anthony McNair Seigler RHP/C S-S 5-11 186 6/20/1999 Cartersville, Ga. Cartersville 2018
Joseph Menefee LHP L-L 6-1 217 10/6/1999 Richmond, Texas George Ranch 2018
Kameron Ojeda C L-R 6-1 177 10/16/1999 La Mirada, Calif. St. John Bosco 2018
Jack Perkins RHP R-R 6-1 194 12/24/1999 Kokomo, Ind. Kokomo 2018
Kumar Rocker RHP R-R 6-5 259 11/22/1999 Watkinsville, Ga. North Oconee 2018
Connor Scott LHP/OF L-L 6-4 185 10/8/1999 Tampa, Fla. H.B. Plant 2018
Davis Sharpe RHP/IF R-R 6-4 198 1/30/2000 Dacula, Ga. Mill Creek 2018
Michael Siani LHP/OF L-L 6-0 188 7/16/1999 Glenside, Pa. William Penn Charter 2018
Alek Thomas OF L-L 5-10 168 4/28/2000 Chicago, Ill. Chicago Mount Carmel 2018
Lenny Torres RHP R-R 6-2 186 10/15/2000 New York, N.Y. Beacon 2018
Brice Turang IF L-R 6-0 161 11/21/1999 Corona, Calif. Santiago 2018
Mike Vasil RHP L-R 6-4 208 3/19/2000 Wellesley, Mass. Boston College 2018
Ryan Weathers LHP R-L 6-1 226 12/17/1999 Loretto, Tenn. Loretto 2018
Austin Wells C L-R 6-3 191 7/12/1999 Henderson, Nev. Bishop Gorman 2018
Cole Wilcox RHP R-R 6-5 217 7/14/1999 Chickamauga, Ga. Heritage 2018
Bobby Witt Jr. RHP/IF R-R 6-1 174 6/14/2000 Colleyville, Texas Colleyville Heritage 2019
Gage Workman IF S-R 6-4 176 10/24/1999 Queen Creek, Ariz. Basha 2017
Carter Young UTIL S-R 6-0 164 1/24/2001 Selah, Was. Selah 2019


2017 18U National Team Coaches

# Name Position Hometown School
Andy Stankiewicz Manager Grand Canyon
Ricky Meinhold Pitching Coach
Bill Mosiello Assistant Coach TCU
Ritchie Gregg Assistant Coach George Washington



2017 18U National Team Administration

Name Position Hometown
Matt Blood Program Director
Troy Marrow Operations Coordinator
Cameron Harris Press Officer

History

Selection Process

In 2017, 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 2017 18U National Team they must have been born after Jan. 1, 1999.

The primary identification vehicle for the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials will be the Tournament of Stars (TOS). 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 80 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 80 athletes and select a minimum of 30 players to attend the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials.

Another identification event where players can qualify for the 2017 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 2016 will be eligible for the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players identified in 2017 will be eligible for the 2018 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process.

In 2017, the 18U National Team Trials will take place Aug. 19-24 in Minneapolis and will consist of practices and intrasquad Red vs. Blue games. From the 18U National Team Trials, 20 players will be named to the final 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team roster. In 2017, the 18U National Team will compete in the WBSC 18U Baseball World Cup, Sept. 1-10, in Thunder Bay, Canada.

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 Matt Blood, Director, 18U National Team, with any questions regarding the 2017 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.