Junior National Team Finalized

USA Baseball announced the 20 players who will participate in the
Confederation of Pan American Baseball Federations AAA Pan-Am Junior
Championships Aug. 24-Sept. 2. The 18-and-under junior national team
was chosen from a pool of 32
players who competed in a week-long series of exhibition and intrasquad
games in Joplin, Mo., this month. The trials roster was originally
selected in June following the Tournament of Stars at USA
Baseball’s national training complex in Cary,
N.C.

The junior national team features 17 rising
seniors, two rising juniors
and one player who graduated from high school in 2007, but met the
birthday requirement for qualification for
competition.

Victor
Solis, the head coach at Gateway (Ariz.) Community College and a
veteran of USA Baseball coaching staffs, will serve as the junior
national team head coach.

The team departed for
Ixtapa, Mexico, Aug. 23. The tournament serves as a qualifier for
the 2008 World Championships.

2007 USA
BASEBALL JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM
Name,
Pos.
B-T Ht. Wt. High School Class
Kyle Buchanan, c R-R 6-1 200 Auburn
(Wash.)
HS
2008
Mychal Givens, ss R-R 6-1 170 Plant HS,
Tampa
2009
Robbie Grossman,
of
B-L 6-1 200 Cy-Fair HS, Cypress,
Texas
2008
Tyler Hibbs, rhp R-R 5-11 165 Arundel HS, Gambrills,
Md.
2008
L.J. Hoes,
of
R-R 6-0 190 St. Johns College HS,
Washington, D.C.
2008
Eric Hosmer, 1b L-L 6-3 205 American Heritage HS,
Plantation, Fla.
2008
T.J. House,
lhp
R-L 6-2 190 Picayune (Miss.)
HS
2008
Garrison Lassiter,
ss
L-R 6-2 190 West Forsyth HS, Clemmons,
N.C.
2008
Jeff Malm,
1b
L-L 6-3 215 Bishop Gorman HS, Las
Vegas
2009
Nick Maronde, lhp B-L 6-3 190 Lexington
(Ky.)
Catholic HS
2008
Harold Martinez, 3b R-R 6-1 165 Braddock HS,
Miami
2008
Tim Melville, rhp R-R 6-5 210 Holt HS, Wentzville,
Mo.
2008
Matthew Purke,
lhp
L-L 6-2 165 Klein HS, Spring,
Texas
2009
J.P. Ramirez, of L-L 5-10 180 Canyon (Texas)
HS
2008
Kyle Skipworth, c L-R 6-3 190 Patriot HS, Riverside,
Calif.
2008
Tyler Stovall,
lhp/of
L-L 6-2 190 Hokes Bluff (Ala.)
HS
2008
Jordan Swagerty, rhp/c B-R 6-1 170 Prestonwood
Christian Academy,
Plano, Texas
2008
Riccio Torrez,
2b
R-R 6-0 190 Brophy Prep,
Phoenix
2008
Ryan Weber, rhp R-R 6-0 170 Clearwater
(Fla.)
Central Catholic HS
2008
Tyler Wilson,
rhp
R-R 6-1 190 Midlothian (Va.)
HS
2007
Coaching
Staff:
Victor
Solis, Gateway (Ariz.) Community College; Mark Elkins, Harrison High
School,
Kennesaw, Ga.; Jack Hodges, Saddleback (Calif.) Community College; Mike
Power,
Roswell (Ga.) High
School.

High School | #2008

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