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Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 21-26USA Baseball Tournament of StarsNational Training ComplexCary, N.C.
Sept. 17-2218U National Team TrialsHouston
Sept. 17Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Minute Maid ParkHouston6 p.m.
Sept. 18Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Urban Youth AcademyHouston6 p.m.
Sept. 19Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Constellation FieldSugarland, Texas8 p.m.
Sept. 21Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Urban Youth AcademyHouston6 p.m.
Sept. 22Stars vs. Stripes
18U National Team Trials
Urban Youth AcademyHouston6 p.m.
Sept. 24-2718U National Team TrainingHouston
Sept. 24vs. University of Texas
18U National Team Training
Urban Youth AcademyHouston4 p.m.
Sept. 25vs. San Jacinto College
18U National Team Training
San Jacinto CollegeHouston7 p.m.
Sept. 26vs. University of Houston
18U National Team Training
Constellation FieldSugarland, Texas8 p.m.
Sept. 27vs. San Jacinto College
18U National Team Training
San Jacinto CollegeHouston5 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 9COPABE Pan Am "AA" ChampionshipsEstadio de Beisbol MonterreyMonterrey, Mexico

Roster

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2016 18U National Team Trials Roster

# Name Position B-T Ht. Wt. DOB Hometown School Class
Logan Allen LHP R-L 6-0 166 9/5/1998 Deltona, Fla. University 2017
Nick Allen IF R-R 5-8 152 10/8/1998 San Diego, Calif. Francis Parker 2017
Tanner Allen OF L-R 5-10 170 6/5/1998 Theodore, Ala. UMS-Wright Prep 2017
Patrick Bailey C R-R 6-0 178 5/29/1999 Greensboro, N.C. Wesleyan Christian Academy 2017
Shane Baz RHP R-R 6-2 184 6/17/1999 Cypress, Texas Concordia Lutheran 2017
Kyle Blendinger RHP R-R 6-1 181 6/23/1999 High Point, N.C. Southwest Guilford 2017
Hunter Brittain C R-R 5-8 179 9/18/1998 Brewton, Ala. T.R. Miller 2017
Tanner Burns RHP R-R 5-11 208 12/28/1998 Decatur, Ala. Decatur 2017
Jordan Butler LHP L-L 6-0 178 12/2/1998 Odessa, Fla. Alonso 2017
Luis Campusano C R-R 5-10 214 9/29/1998 Augusta, Ga. Cross Creek 2017
Sam Carlson RHP R-R 6-3 193 12/3/1998 Savage, Minn. Burnsville 2017
Hans Crouse RHP L-R 6-5 184 9/15/1998 Dana Point, Calif. Dana Hills 2017
Hagen Danner RHP R-R 6-1 194 8/30/1998 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2017
Reid Detmers LHP L-L 6-2 193 7/8/1999 Nokomis, Ill. Nokomis 2017
Blayne Enlow RHP R-R 6-4 169 3/21/1999 Sorrento, La. St. Amant 2017
Richard Gilbert LHP R-L 6-0 198 7/13/1998 San Antonio, Texas Johnson 2017
Hunter Greene IF/RHP R-R 6-3 195 8/6/1999 Stevenson Ranch, Calif. Notre Dame 2017
Calvin Greenfield C R-R 6-0 198 10/31/1998 Chicago, Ill. St. Rita 2017
DL Hall LHP L-L 5-10 174 1/21/1999 Warner Robins, Ga. Houston County 2017
Sam Hall IF/OF R-R 6-1 182 1/27/1999 Hamstead, N.C. Topsail 2017
Quentin Holmes OF R-R 6-0 173 7/7/1999 East Elmhurst, N.Y. Msgr. McClancy 2017
Jarred Kelenic OF L-L 5-11 184 7/16/1999 Waukesha, Wisc. Waukesha West 2018
Ivan Johnson IF S-R 6-0 176 10/11/1998 Atlanta, Ga. Kennesaw Mountain 2017
Royce Lewis OF R-R 6-0 183 6/5/1999 Aliso Viejo, Calif. Jserra Catholic 2017
Brandon McCabe RHP R-R 5-11 184 5/4/1998 Boynton Beach, Fla. Home School 2017
Brady McConnell IF R-R 6-2 169 5/24/1998 Merritt Island, Fla. Merritt Island 2017
MJ Melendez C L-R 5-11 175 11/29/1998 Montgomery, Ala. Saint James 2017
Kier Meredith OF L-L 5-10 176 9/12/1999 Winson Salem, N.C. Robert B. Glenn 2017
Calvin Mitchell OF L-L 6-0 196 3/8/1999 San Diego, Calif. Rancho Bernardo 2017
Nick Pratto IF/LHP L-L 6-1 196 10/6/1998 Huntington Beach, Calif. Huntington Beach 2017
Alex Scherff RHP R-R 6-1 205 2/5/1998 Colleyville, Texas Prestonwood Christian 2017
Shane Shifflett IF R-R 5-10 162 5/14/1998 Venice, Fla. Venice 2017
Mike Siani OF L-L 6-0 180 7/16/1999 Glenside, Pa. William Penn Charter 2018
Brady Smith C R-R 5-10 196 11/18/1998 Niceville, Fla. Niceville 2017
Mitchell Stone LHP L-L 6-10 247 5/29/1998 Edmond, Okla. Deer Creek 2017
Brice Turang IF L-R 6-0 168 11/21/1999 Corona, Calif. Santiago 2018
Conner Uselton OF R-R 6-4 199 5/20/1998 Oklahoma City, Okla. Southmoore 2017
CJ Van Eyk RHP R-R 6-1 171 9/15/1998 Lutz, Fla. Steinbrenner 2017
Ryan Vilade IF R-R 6-2 196 2/18/1999 Frisco, Texas Frisco 2017
Kyle Whitten RHP R-R 6-2 163 9/22/1998 Manassas, Va. Osbourn Park 2017


2016 18U National Team Coaches

# Name Position Hometown
Glenn Cecchini Manager Lake Charles, La.
Greg Moore Pitching Coach Los Angeles, Calif.
Brooks Badeaux Assistant Coach
Rene Gayo Assistant Coach



2016 18U National Team Administration

Name Position Hometown
Matt Blood Buisness Manager
Patrick O'Grady Operations Coordinator
Steven McCartney Press Officer

History

Selection Process

In 2016, 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 2016 18U National Team they must have been born after Jan. 1, 1998.

The primary identification vehicle for the 2016 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 2016 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials.

Another identification event where players can qualify for the 2016 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 2015 will be eligible for the 2016 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players identified in 2016 will be eligible for the 2017 USA Baseball 18U National Team Trials. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process.

In 2016, the 18U National Team Trials will take place Sept. 11-15 in Houston 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 2016 USA Baseball 18U National Team roster. In 2016, the 18U National Team will compete in the COPABE18U Pan American Games in Monterrey, Mexico, Sept. 23-Oct. 2.

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 2016 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.