CARY, N.C. — USA Baseball (USAB) has announced a group of 34 players who will be considered for inclusion on its 2009 18U National Team for international competition. The 34 players, along with 10 alternates, were selected from those who participated this week in the 17th Annual Tournament of Stars, presented by Major League Baseball, at USAB’s National Training Complex in Cary. Continue reading USA Baseball announces 18U Trials invitees→
The hot topic of the week in baseball is the decision of Las Vegas high school phenom and SI annointed ‘Chosen One’ Bryce Harper and his parents to have Bryce skip the final two years of high school to focus on his baseball career. Bryce’s plan is to earn his GED and then enroll in community college thereby enabling him to become draft eligible for next year’s MLB Draft. Good idea? Bad idea? Decide for yourself. Here’s what a few prominent voices around the web have to say.
The biggest story in New England a couple of years ago was the emergence of Matt Harvey down in Connecticut as he was one of the top high school players in the country. After being drafted by the Los Angelos Angels of Anaheim in the third round but failing to agree to a contract with the Angels, it was decided that he would head to North Carolina to continue his development. The 2009 season has been up and down for Matt as he entered the game with a 5-2 record but an ERA of 6.70. Continue reading CBB Visit: UNC at Boston College (May 16th)→
The College Baseball Blog made the trip down to Storrs Connecticut to take in the West Virginia and UConn game on March 22nd. The Mountaineers entered the game with an overall record of 14-5 (2-0 Big East) while UConn had a 7-9 overall record (0-2 Big East). West Virginia sent redshirt junior RHP Billy Gross to the mound while UConn sent redshirt sophomore LHP Greg Nappo to the mound. Continue reading CBB Visit: West Virginia at UConn (March 22nd)→
Tom Sheridan who is an intern in the Cal-State Fullerton media relations department has a great article on a trio of Titans players that led the USA Collegiate National Team this summer. The team ended up going 24-0 picking up the Gold Medals in the FISU World Championships games and the Haarlem Baseball Week. The three Titans players that took part were Christian Colon, Josh Fellhauer, and Jared Clark. Continue reading Three Titans lead Team USA to Gold→