14U NT sits on U.S. soil in Guatemala
The national team visited the U.S. embassy, Friday
In what is the largest group of people to be allowed in the embassy at one time ever, the U.S. team was greeted by Staff Sergeant Ron Caudle and given a tour by Colonel Humberto Rodriguez, both of whom were presented with Team USA jerseys at the 16-0 rout of Guatemala in the first game of 2008 COPABE Pan Am "A" Qualifier.
After talking with the Staff Sergeant of the Marines cavalry at the Embassy, the team was taken on a tour of the Ambassador's office. Although the Ambassador was out of the country the team signed and presented a jersey for him in his honor.
The U.S. team aims to become ambassadors of the United States as member of a national baseball team and has truly been given an opportunity to learn and develop the qualities needed to represent their country well.
"The embassy was an incredible experience," says Chris Rivera, infielder. "It was great to step on some U.S. soil while being in Guatemala."
Team USA will play Mexico Friday afternoon at 3:00pm in the first game of the semi-finals. The winner will play in the championship game on Saturday at 2:00pm (CT) versus the winner of the Guatemala vs. El Salvador game.