The USA Baseball 18U team was scheduled to have 28 players at trials, but when the dates for the 2011 COPABE Pan Am Championships moved to Nov. 17-27, several players—mostly pitchers—decided not to return.
Just 21 players returned for trials, meaning the USA staff had to cut only one player to get down to the 20-man roster. The player cut was outfielder Nick Williams from Ball High in Galveston, Texas.
The final 18U roster can be found here.
USA Baseball also recently announced its 2011 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) trials selections. The players selected from the NTIS event receive an automatic invitation to the National Team Trials next summer.
2011 17U NTIS / 2012 18U Trials
Name, Position, School, Class
Cole Billingsley, OF/LHP, Pell City (Ala.) HS, 2012
Ben Eckels, RHP, Davis (Calif.) HS, 2012
Chris Flexen, RHP, Newark (Calif.) Memorial HS, 2012
John Kilichowski, LHP, Jesuit HS, Tampa, 2013
Kieran Lovegrove, RHP, Mission Viejo (Calif.) HS, 2012
Russell Reynolds, RHP, Parkview Baptist HS, Baton Rouge, La., 2012
Drew Ward, IF/OF, Leedey (Okla.) HS, 2014
Connor Williams, OF/RHP, Bingham HS, South Jordan, Utah, 2012
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