USA Baseball unveils 15U National Team Trials roster
Forty players to compete for spots on final National Team roster, July 13-18 in Cary, N.C.
DURHAM, N.C. -- USA Baseball has announced the 40 players named to the 2013 15U National Team Trials roster following the 15U East and West National Team Championships in Florida and Arizona. Trials will run July 13-18 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., with the final 20-man 15U National Team roster being named at the conclusion of the event.
Twenty-four players were selected to the Trials roster from the 15U National Team Championships, joining 16 other players who were selected from the 2012 National Team Identification Series. Eleven players were also named alternates to the Trials roster. Of the 40 players named to the Trials roster, 17 of them participated in the first year of the USA Baseball 14U National Team Development Program in 2012.
At the conclusion of Trials, 20 players will be selected to the 2013 USA Baseball 15U National Team, which will compete in the COPABE "AA"/15U Pan American Championships in Barranquilla, Colombia, July 26-Aug. 4. The final roster will be announced on USABaseball.com
The 15U National Team will be managed for the second consecutive year by former Chatsworth High School (Calif.) head coach Tom Meusborn. He will be assisted by Harvard-Westlake High School (Calif.) head coach Matt LaCour, Chan Brown (Parkview HS - Ga.) and George Sanchez (Corona Del Sol HS - Ariz.). Team administration will be overseen by 15U National Team director Brooks Webb.
For more information on the 15U National Team, please visit USABaseball.com.
The 2013 40-man 15U National Team Trials roster is as follows:
Name, Position, Hometown
Nick Allen, IF, El Cajon, Calif.
Tucker Bradley, LHP, Chickamauga, Ga.
Jordan Butler, LHP, Odessa, Fla.
Daniel Cabrera, OF, River Ridge, La.
Dylan Carlson, IF, Elk Grove, Calif.
Morgan Copeland, C, Loganville, Ga.
Gian-Luca Dalatri, IF, Well, N.J.
Eli Davis, LHP, Edmond, Okla.
Sam Ferri, C, Norridge, Ill.
Dominic Foscalina, IF, Livermore, Calif.
JonathanGettys, LHP, Gainesville, Ga.
Shannon Glover, C, Columbia, S.C.
Garrett Gooden, RHP, Decatur, Ga.
Brian Gursky, LHP, Granger, Ind.
Isaak Gutierrez, IF, Cypress, Calif.
Rian Haire, LHP, Hudson, N.C.
Maverick Handley, C, Lakewood, Colo.
William Holland, IF, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Brandon Martorano, C, Marboro, N.J.
Austin McNicholas, IF, Austin, Texas
Kevin Milam, IF, Brentwood, Calif.
Micky Moniak, OF, Chula Vista, Calif.
Brandon Moore, RHP, Whittier, Calif.
Christian Moya, OF, Chino Hills, Calif.
Manuel Perez, RHP, Corona, Calif.
Todd Peterson, RHP, Lake Mary, Fla.
Jacob Pizzo, RHP, Fresno, Calif.
Logan Pouelsen, RHP, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Nick Pratto, LHP, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Ben Ramirez, IF, Chula Vista, Calif.
DJ Roberts, RHP, Jacksonville, Fla.
Chris Rodriguez, OF, Manalapan, N.J.
Ethan Routzahn, RHP, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Matthew Rudick, OF, San Diego, Calif.
Blake Sabol ,OF/IF, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Austin Shenton, OF, Bellingham, Wash.
Russell Smith, LHP, Midlothian, Texas
Chase Strumpf, IF, Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Mason Thompson, RHP, Round Rock, Texas
Andrew Vaughn, RHP, Santa Rosa, Calif.
The alternates for the 15U National Team Trials roster are as follows:
Name, Position, Hometown
Justin Ammons, OF, Cordova, Tenn.
Akil Baddoo, OF, Conyers, Ga.
Vinny Costello, OF, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Sean Keating, LHP, South Jordan, Utah
Clayton Kwiatkowski, LHP, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mason McWhorter, LHP, Cumming, Ga.
Ozzie Millet, IF, Miami, Fla.
Jacob Rebar, LHP, Tracy, Calif.
Josh Sims, OF, Covington, Ga.
Samad Taylor, IF, Corona, Calif.
Rykker Tom, IF, Cedar City, Utah