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Team USA Expands Invitee List To 25

Will Kimmey -

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

Maier Uses Bat To Distinguish Himself

Matt Meyers -

In 1996, a 12-year-old Jeff Maier made a name for himself when he reached over the right-field fence at Yankee Stadium to catch a ball hit by Derek Jeter that appeared bound for the glove of Baltimore's Tony Tarasco in Game One of the American League Championship Series. Ten years later, Maier is making a name for himself once again—but this time it is on the field.

College | #2006#Season Preview