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USA Baseball Announces Inaugural 13U Athlete Development Program Roster

The event will take place June 19-22 at the National Training Complex in Cary
June 6, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced the 36-man 2019 13U Athlete Development Program (ADP) roster on Thursday. The inaugural ADP, a four-day on- and off-field invitation-only development opportunity for athletes, will be held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, June 19-22.

The 2019 roster is made up of 36 athletes who have previously participated in national team identification events, including the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS), the USA Baseball Futures Invitational and the USA Baseball 12U National Open.

In total, 19 of the invited athletes have participated in the USA Baseball 12U National Team identification process, including nine players from last year's 12U National Team Trials, three from the 2018 NTIS and two that participated in the 2018 12U National Open. The roster also features 16 members of the 2018 12U National Team that won the program's first-ever COPABE U-12 Pan-American Championships gold medal.

In addition, five members of the 13U ADP roster participated in the 2018 Futures Invitational and Seth Van Dyk (Ripon, Calif.) was identified from the inaugural USA Baseball Futures Series held in Irvine, California, in May.

"We are excited to have such a strong group of athletes for our first-ever Athlete Development Program," said Ashley Bratcher, USA Baseball's Senior Director of Baseball Operations. "All of these athletes have stood out to our staff at previous events and impressed them with their talent and character, so we look forward to continue their development and growth with this new and exciting opportunity."

The Athlete Development Program will offer unparalleled instruction provided by USA Baseball national team coaches, college coaches and select premier high school coaches from across the country.

Each day at the ADP will feature advanced on-field skills development with positional and team fundamental drills, as well as off-field components that will focus on education regarding the NCAA and the recruiting process, umpire interaction, nutrition and wellness guidance, strength and conditioning education, media training, and character and leadership development.

Participating athletes will be provided with an individual player assessment report by the coaching staff following the four-day event and this year's 13U ADP participants will be evaluated for the opportunity to be invited to the 2020 14U National Team Development Program.

Two-time national team coach Butch Chaffin will serve as the Field Coordinator for the 2019 13U ADP and will be joined on staff by eight coaches who-in addition to serving on the instructional staff-will direct the event's Stars and Stripes teams.

Rucker Taylor (Davidson College) will serve as the manager of the Stars team and he will be joined by Doug Creek as the pitching coach and assistant coaches David Houseton (Covenant Day School; Matthews, N.C.) and Tanner Veseley (Corona del Sol High School; Tempe, Ariz.).

The Stripes will be led by Jon McCormack (Florida Atlantic University) with Pitching Coach Scott Grove (The First Academy; Orlando, Fla.) and assistant coaches Roger Kieschnick (University of Texas at San Antonio) and Wes Brooks (Oxford High School; Oxford, Ala.) rounding out the staff.

For more information on the Athlete Development Program, please follow @USABEvents on Twitter or visit USABaseball.com.

2019 13U Athlete Development Program Roster
Name; Position; Hometown

Luis Almeyda; INF; Hawthorne, N.J.
Brevin Bezick; LHP; Red Bank, N.J.
*Tristan Bristow; RHP; Helotes, Texas
*Masato Chilcutt; C; San Antonio, Texas
JD Crisp; OF; Cypress, Texas
Kayson Cunningham; INF; San Antonio, Texas
Louis D'Alessio; OF; Red Bank, N.J.
*Kameron Davis; OF; Albany, Ga.
*Ross Felder; RHP; Springdale, Ark.
Linkin Garcia; INF; Fullerton, Calif.
*Talin Gardini; LHP; San Diego, Calif.
*Gavin Gargiulo; RHP; Coral Springs, Fla.
*Dylan Green; INF; Roseville, Calif.
*Kailand Halstead; C; Cosmopolis, Wash.
*Christian Hamilton; OF; Lauderhill, Fla.
Cedrick Harris Jr.; OF; Ashdown, Ark.
Gabe Howard; RHP; West Linn, Ore.
Noah Libed; OF; Chula Vista, Calif.
Reagan McCluskey; C; Avila Beach, Calif.
*Dean Moss; INF; Atherton, Calif.
*Josiah Palomino; C; Riverside, Calif.
*Kibru Pam; P; Pasadena, Calif.
Jacob Pettit; INF; Fort Mill, S.C.
*Julius Pfau; MIF; Tampa, Fla.
Michael Podstreleny; C; San Diego, Calif.
Ethan Porter; INF; Costa Mesa, Calif.
Gavyn Schlotterback; C; Lakeway, Texas
Cade Segura; INF; Pleasanton, Texas
Elijah Selga; C; Chula Vista, Calif.
Ryan Sloan; INF; Elmhurst, Ill.
*Brady Strohm; RHP; Winchester, Calif.
*Brock Thompson; INF; Bakersfield, Calif.
Ford Thompson; LHP; Snellville, Ga.
*Michael Torres; OF; Miami, Fla.
Seth Van Dyk; INF/RHP; Ripon, Calif.
Braeden Weckman; OF; Winter Springs, Fla.

*Denotes National Team alum

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Abbott Invited to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp

One of the most reliable arms out of the bullpen over the last two seasons, Abbott co-led the Cavaliers with 24 appearances as a sophomore in 2019.
June 18, 2019

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia left-handed pitcher Andrew Abbott (Nathalie, Va.) has been invited to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp. The Cavaliers have been represented on the Collegiate National Team in three of the last four years.

One of the most reliable arms out of the bullpen over the last two seasons, Abbott co-led the Cavaliers with 24 appearances as a sophomore in 2019. He struck out 59 batters in 44 innings pitched while pitching to a 3.89 ERA. Two of his three saves on the year came against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.

As a freshman in 2018, Abbott earned Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. He struck out 74 batters, the third most among ACC relievers and sixth most in the country. Abbott was listed on 2018 ACC All-Freshman team and was listed on the ACC All-Academic team his first year on Grounds. He was credited with six saves, the second most ever by a Cavalier freshman.

In two years, Abbott has amassed 137 strikeouts in 95 innings pitched.

The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will participate in series of four intrasquad exhibition games and a game against the Coastal Plain League Select before announcing a 26-man roster prior to the 8th USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series that will take place July 2-6 in Cary, Charlotte, Durham and Hickory, North Carolina. Team USA's 26-man roster will then travel to Taiwan for the 19th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series after which USA Baseball will announce a final 24-man roster to compete in the 43rd USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series from July 16-21 in Japan.

Last season, Virginia head coach Brian O'Connor served as the Collegiate National Team's pitching coach. Team USA went 12-3 on a three-week international tour that included games against Cuba, Chinese Taipei and Japan. Under O'Connor's direction, the Team USA pitching staff sported a 2.06 ERA and recorded three shutouts.

For more information on USA Baseball and the Collegiate National Team, follow @USABaseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; and @USABaseballCNT on Twitter.

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Schubart, Saven Named Player, Pitcher of the Day During First Day of 15U Bracket Play

June 18, 2019

Jupiter, Fla. - Designated hitter Nolan Schubart of Team Elite has been named the Player of the Day for his efforts on Tuesday, leading his team to a 10-2 win and a spot in the semifinals. Schubart hit a home run to right field to score first for Team Elite in the first inning. In total, he hit 3-for-3 and tallied a second run and an RBI.

Florida Pokers Underclass Carolina powered by Mizuno's Madelyn Saven picked up the Pitcher of the Day title. Saven was on the mound for four innings and got the 7-6 win for the Florida Pokers in relief. She threw for zero runs off one hit and struck out four batters.

Honorable Mentions

- P Arben Kolaj (Team Warstic Washington): 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

- LF Carl Lind (Slammers Bitzer): 3-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI

- CF Christopher Diaz (Gamblers Elite 15U): 2-for-3, 2 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI, SB

- 2B Christopher Smalley (5 Star National Weaver): 2-for-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI

- CF Drew Burress (5 Star National 14U): 3-for-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI

- P Ethan McElwain (Team Freedom): 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R/0 ER, 5 BB, 7 K

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15U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

5 Star National Weaver Advances to Quarterfinals With Win Over X Team 2022

June 18, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
XTM 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 2
5STR 0 0 0 0 1 3 X 4 5 1
Win: Lankie Loss: S. Perez Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

Jupiter, Fla. - 5 Star National Weaver opened bracket play at the 15U National Team Championships bracket play with a 4-2 win over X Team 2022 on Tuesday morning at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

X Team 2022 got on the board first in the top of the second inning after Vincent Mingarelli hit a single, before advancing to second base on a sacrifice bunt. Mangarelli scored on a wild pitch two pitches later to give X Team a 1-0 lead. They added a second run in the top of the fourth when Yoel Tejeda Jr. hit a triple to score Christopher Bayo.

5 Star National Weaver plated its first run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Max Williams hit a triple to right field and scored on a single from Terrell Milliner to trim X Team's lead to 2-1.

The sixth inning brought three more runs for 5 Star National. After two batters drew walks, Langston Lewis and Jared Matey hit singles to bring in Jacob Rowe and Garrett Mackowiak, giving them a 3-2 lead. Lewis snagged an insurance run off of a single from Jayden Long and increased the lead to 4-2.

Lankie (1-0) earned the win for 5 Star National Weaver after pitching four innings with two runs on four hits and four strikeouts. X Team 2022's Sebastian Perez (0-2) was tagged for the loss after allowing one run on two hits, and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

5 Star National Weaver advanced to 4-1 in the tournament and to a quarterfinal game versus Elev8 Select on Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.

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Pelio Invited to Team USA Training Camp

Pelio would be the first BC player in the 46-year history of USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team program.
June 18, 2019

CARY, N.C. - Boston College freshman right-handed pitcher Mason Pelio (San Diego, Calif.) has accepted an invitation from USA Baseball to the Collegiate National Team Training Camp. Recognized as a Freshman All-American by Perfect Game/Rawlings, Pelio would be the first BC player in the 46-year history of USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team program.

Pelio started his rookie season as the Eagles' Sunday starter before moving into the Saturday role midway through ACC play. He went 4-3 on the season with a 3.63 earned run average and 62 strikeouts in 72 innings. Pelio turned in seven quality starts, including seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball to clinch a series at No. 19 Florida State. An ACC All-Freshman Team pick, he got BC off on the right foot with six innings and one earned run against eighth-seeded Clemson in an eventual extra-inning win in the ACC Championship opener.

The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will participate in series of four intrasquad exhibition games and a game against the Coastal Plain League Select before announcing a 26-man roster prior to the 8th USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series that will take place July 2-6 in Cary, Charlotte, Durham and Hickory, North Carolina. Team USA's 26-man roster will then travel to Taiwan for the 19th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series after which USA Baseball will announce a final 24-man roster to compete in the 43rd USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series from July 16-21 in Japan. For more information on USA Baseball and the Collegiate National Team, follow @USABaseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; and @USABaseballCNT on Twitter.

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Doran, Walega Named Player, Pitcher of the Day for June 17

June 18, 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. - 5 Star 15U DelNegro's Kyle Doran earned Monday's Player of the Day title for his performance in their 6-1 win over CBA Texas. Doran went 2-for-2 with two runs, an RBI and two stolen bases, leading the team in both hits and runs.

Monday's Pitcher of the Day goes to Patrick Walega of BL101 Real Ballers 2022 National, who pitched all seven innings of the team's 5-0 shutout versus Kangaroo Court National Roos. Walega threw for zero runs on three hits, no walks and five strikeouts.

Honorable Mentions

- P Christofer Walley (Kangaroo Court American Roos): 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R/1 ER, 1 B, 10 K

- EH Max Martinez (Slammers Bitzer): 2-for-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI

- P Tyler Ganoe (5 Star 15U DelNegro): 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K

- COMBINED SHUTOUT: P Tyler Triche / Jonathan Xuereb (Team Freedom): 4 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K / 3 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 6 K

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Nat'l Team Champs

Clark/Torres Named Co-Player, Williams Named Pitcher of the Day for June 17

June 18, 2019

PHOENIX - For the second time this week, Matthew Clark of Prime 16U has been named the Player of the Day, this time for June 17. Clark went 2-for-4 with a single and fifth-inning grand slam in today's performance in Prime's 10-2 win over TB SoCal Easton. With the victory, the squad clinched an automatic bid in the playoff bracket beginning Wednesday. For his efforts today as well, Jacob Torres has been named co-Player of the Week along with Clark for his 3-for-5 performance today. Torres notched three singles in the Sacramento Sports Center Cats' 11-3 route of the Admirals 17U Black, also knocking in three RBI while scoring two runs.

Jaelen Williams has been named the Pitcher of the Day for today after tossing a complete game, one-hit affair for Team Cal Hawaii. Williams dominated in his seven inning outing on the bump, adding 10 strikeouts while walking just three batters.

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Nat'l Team Champs

GBG Marucci Navy Uses Strong Presence at the Plate to Defeat OC Premier Navy, 9-2

Eight GBG athletes recorded hits in the contest
June 17, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
GBG 3 0 1 2 2 0 1 9 13 1
OCP 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 4
Win: D. Treur Loss: D. Lee Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

GOODYEAR, Ariz - GBG Marucci Navy pounded out 15 hits, including two doubles and seven RBI, to claim victory over OC Premier Navy, 9-2, on Monday morning at the Goodyear Sports Complex in Goodyear, Arizona. 

Eight different GBG athletes tallied at least one hit and four had multi-hit games. Kaden Tsuji (2-for-3), Nolan Ornelas (2-for-4) and Isaac Pacheco (2-for-4) all had two-hit games and Vincent Temesvary led the team, going 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and three RBI on the day. 

The GBG offense was ready to go for its 7:15 a.m. (PT) start time, scoring three runs in the top of the first. Marco Ibarra hit a leadoff single to left and scored when Pacheco knocked a single into right field. Orenlas reached on an error and scored along with Pacheco on Temesvary's first RBI of the day. 

OC Premier responded in the bottom of the second. A wild pitch allowed Ryann Stock to score after a fielder's choice put him on base. With runners in scoring position, Premier looked to add a few more runs, but the GBG defense was able to hold them off and prevent a big inning. 

GBG's lead continued to grow, with the team scoring a run in the third and two in both the fourth and fifth innings. Its final run came on another RBI single by Temesvary that scored Ornelas. In the field, the GBG pitching staff, with a strong defense behind them, scattered three hits and struck out six on its way to a win. 

Premier made one more scoring effort in the bottom of the sixth when a walk put Alonzo Fuller on base and a single moved him to third. Fuller scored on an RBI off the bat of Lucas Garcia. Fuller, Daniel Lee and Andy Park all saw time on the mound for Premier. They each tossed a strikeout and only combined for three walks in the game.

With the win, GBG Marucci Navy advanced to the playoff bracket and will take on PBA at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday at Mariners 6 in the Peoria Sports Complex. 

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15U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

Kangaroo Court American Roos Outlast Team Warstic Washington

June 17, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TMWR 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 5 0
KNGR 0 0 3 0 1 0 X 4 2 4
Win: C. Walley Loss: J. Cruz Save: None
Box Score
 

West Palm Beach, Fla. - The rain stayed away just long enough for the Kangaroo Court American Roos to outlast Team Warstic Washington for a 4-3 win during the 15U National Team Championships' Game of the Day on Monday.

Both teams were held scoreless until the bottom of the third inning when Kangaroo Court scored three runs to break the tie. Kangaroo Court loaded the bases after drawing three walks before Team Warstic brought Wes Mendes home with another walk. Christofer Walley hit a two-RBI double to bring Aidan Miller and Matthew Rose in for a 3-0 lead.

Team Warstic Washington responded with three of their own runs in the top of the fifth. Two singles put runners on the corners and a balk by Kangaroo Court brought Brayden Sprencel in to get Team Warstic on the board. Carter Ford and Gavin Chaisson scored on a pair of Kangaroo Court errors, tying the game at three.

Kangaroo Court quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the inning after three walks and a fielder's choice brought Colton Wombles home to score the go-ahead run.

Walley (1-0) pitched all seven innings for Kangaroo Court to earn the win. He allowed three runs on five hits while striking out 10. Team Warstic's Jacob Cruz (0-1) was tagged with the loss with three runs on two hits, seven walks and two strikeouts during his four innings on the mound.

The Kangaroo Court American Roos advance to 5-0 and Team Warstic Washington falls to 2-3 for the tournament going into the start of bracket play on Tuesday.

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Garrett Crochet Invited To USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp

The Ocean Springs, Miss., native finished the year with a 5-3 record and set career bests in 7 statistical categories.
June 17, 2019

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee sophomore pitcher Garrett Crochet has accepted an invitation to the 2019 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team training camp.

The talented left hander is the 21st player in program history to be associated with one of the USA Baseball National Teams and the first to earn an invite to the Collegiate Team training camp since former UT pitcher Zach Warren made the team in 2016.

"It means a lot to be chosen to wear the Red, White and Blue and to represent not only our country but also the University of Tennessee and my family," Crochet said. "This is something I've always dreamed of but never believed would be something I would be a part of. The feeling is very surreal."

The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will participate in series of four intrasquad exhibition games and a game against the Coastal Plain League Select before announcing a 26-man roster prior to the 8th USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series that will take place July 2-6 in Cary, Charlotte, Durham and Hickory, North Carolina. Team USA's 26-man roster will then travel to Taiwan for the 19th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series after which USA Baseball will announce a final 24-man roster to compete in the 43rd USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series from July 16-21 in Japan.

After starting the year as one of the Volunteers' top options in the bullpen, Crochet worked his way into the weekend rotation midway through the season and ended up starting six games. The Ocean Springs, Miss., native finished the year with a 5-3 record and set career bests in numerous statistical categories, including ERA, appearances, saves, innings pitched, strikeouts, walks allowed and hits allowed.

Crochet racked up 81 strikeouts on the year to rank second on the team, and his 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings led all Tennessee pitchers with at least two starts. In his first outing of the season, Crochet struck out a career-high nine batters in four perfect innings of relief to earn a save against Appalachian State. He went on to strike out nine more batters in 5.1 innings of work in a victory over Indiana on Feb. 24.

Crochet also posted impressive performances in wins over a pair of top-five ranked teams in Vanderbilt and Georgia. The hard-throwing lefty tossed 4.1 shutout innings out of the bullpen to lead the Vols to a 7-6 road victory over the fourth-ranked Commodores on March 31, one of just four home games that Vanderbilt lost in the regular season.

Crochet made his first start of the year two weeks later in the series opener against No. 2 Georgia. He gave UT five shutout innings while striking out six batters as the Big Orange went on to post a 2-0 shutout victory.

After suffering a fractured jaw in the final series of the regular season against Ole Miss, Crochet returned just two weeks later to pitch for the Vols in the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional. He threw 2.1 scoreless innings to earn the win in an elimination game against UNCW before tossing 3.2 innings the next day in a victory over Liberty to help UT advance to the regional championship.

For more information on USA Baseball and the Collegiate National Team, follow @USABaseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; and @USABaseballCNT on Twitter.

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Murgia Named Player, Cabanilla/Wozniak Named Co-Pitcher of the Day for June 16

June 17, 2019

PHOENIX - Cole Murgia of Zoots Baseball Club - Black has been named the Player of the Day for July 16. Muriga had a big day at the plate for his squad, reaching base three times off three hits while scoring two of his team's seven runs they totaled in their 7-6 victory over Trosky Antelope Valley. The catcher also flashed his speed on the base paths, notching two stolen bases on the day.

CBA Marucci National's Desmond Cabanilla and Brett Wozniak have been named the Pitchers of the Day after combining for a no-hitter in their 4-0 route of the San Diego Gamers. Cabanilla got the start on the bump, throwing four innings with seven whiffs while walking three. Wozniak game in for relief in the fifth innings, totaling three innings with five strikeouts and only one walk.

Honorable Mentions
-Carrigg (17U - Trosky Baseball 17U National): 3-3, 5 RBI, 1 R)
-Markowicz (17U - SD Hustle Baseball): 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 5 K, 0 BB
-Navarro (17U - SD Hustle Baseball): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB

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