Will Kimmey

Team USA Expands Invitee List To 25

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Southern California sophomore righthander Ian Kennedy, who led Team USA with 40 strikeouts in 2004, headlines the second group of players invited to the national team trials. The latest group of 12 players brings the total number of invitees to 25, and USA Baseball will extend offers to 11 more players before picking the 20-man roster from a pool of 36 following the June 27-30 trials at North Carolina State's Doak Field in Raleigh.

College | #2006#Summer Scene#Team USA

Searing Fastball Sets Scherzer Apart

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Max Scherzer's sensational sophomore season turned him into one of the nation's elite pitchers and prospects. He limited opponents to a .163 average, which ranked second in the country among starters, and led the Big 12 Conference with 131 strikeouts in 106 innings. Scherzer finished the year 9-4, 1.86 and then watched the honors pile up: Big 12 pitcher of the year, second-team All-American, Team USA starter.

College | #2006#Season Preview

Summer Stock

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On the final day of Perfect Game's biggest summer tournament, an extraordinarily hectic seven days of the World Wood Bat Association 18-and-under summer championship came to a close—fittingly, with a dramatic conclusion.

College | #2006#Summer Scene#Summer Stock

Transfer Travails

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The NCAA's transfer rules allow players in sports other than Division I-A football, men's basketball and men's ice hockey to trade one school for another without missing a season, as long as the coach at the former school grants the player a release. Whether that should continue is suddenly a hot topic in college baseball. The transfer rule has always been the subject of steady debate, but it has become a major issue in the wake of the NCAA's new Academic Progress Rate guideline, which measures the progress of students toward graduation.

College | #2006#Recruiting