USA Baseball Announces Team Trials Invitees




USA Baseball announced a group of 32 players and alternates who will be considered for inclusion on its 2006 junior national team. The players, age 18-and-under, were selected from the eight-team Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Mo.

The players will reconvene Sept. 6 in Atlanta for a week-long trial, including workouts, scrimmages and exhibition games that will serve as part of the selection process for this year’s 18-member junior national team roster. The team has qualified to compete in the International Baseball Federation World Championship Sept. 17-27 in Sanctus Spiritus, Cuba.

Thirty of the 32 players who made the first cut are members of the high school Class of 2007.

USA BASEBALL 2006 JUNIOR NATIONAL
TEAM TRIALS INVITEES
PitchersHigh SchoolB-THt.Wt.Class
Tim AldersonHorizon HS, PhoenixR-R6-62052007
Blake BeavanIrving (Texas) HSR-R6-62052007
*Kyle Blair Los Gatos (Calif.) HSR-R 6-42002007
Robert BroachArchbishop Rummel HS, Metairie, La.R-R6-01952007
John GastLake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.L-L6-11952007
*Erik GoeddelBellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif. R-R6-3170 2007
*Cole GreenCoppell (Texas) HSR-R 6-01802007
Matt HarveyFitch HS, Groton, Conn.R-R6-41952007
Michael MainDeland (Fla.) HSR-R6-11702007
Jarrod ParkerNorwell HS, Ossian, Ind.R-R 6-11752007
Greg PeaveyHudson's Bay HS, Vancouver, Wash.R-R6-11802007
Neil RamirezKempsville (Va.) HSR-R6-31902007
Kevin Rhoderick Horizon HS, Scottsdale, Ariz. R-R6-01802007
Tanner RoblesCottonwood HS, Sale Lake City L-L6-31902007
Josh SmokerCalhoun (Ga.) HSL-L6-21902007
Robert StockAgoura (Calif.) HSR-R6-11802007
DJ Swatscheno Flanagan HS, Pembroke Pines, Fla.L-L6-21902007
Mike WattCapistrano Valley HS, Mission Viejo, Calif.L-L 6-1180 2007
CatchersHigh SchoolB-THt.Wt.Class
*Daniel Elorriaga MatraDouglas HS, Parkland, Fla.R-R 6-11802007
Kawika Emsley-PaiJackson HS, Mill Creek, Wash. B-R5-111852007
Tommy Medica Bellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif. R-R6-11902006
Danny RamsGulliver Prep, MiamiR-R6-22202007
Infielders
High SchoolB-THt.Wt.Class
Christian ColonCanyon HS, AnaheimR-R6-11852007
Matt DominguezChatsworth (Calif.) HSR-R6-21852007
Freddie FreemanEl Modena HS, Orange, Calif.L-R6-52102007
Justin Jackson Roberson HS, Asheville, NCR-R6-21752007
Hunter MorrisGrissom HS, Huntsville, Ala.L-R6-41952007
Mike MoustakasChatsworth (Calif.) HSL-R 6-01852007
*Garrett NashJordan HS, Sandy, UtahB-R6-01802007
Iden Nazario Southridge HS, MiamiL-L6-01902007
*Nick Noonan Francis Parker HS, San DiegoL-R6-11752007
Victor SanchezGahr HS, Cerritos, Calif.R-R6-11752007
*Greg SherryDelbarton HS, Morristown, N.J.R-R5-111752007
Riccio TorrezBrophy Prep, PhoenixR-R6-01902007
Josh Vitters Cypress (Calif.) HSR-R6-31852007
OutfieldersHigh SchoolB-THt.Wt.Class
Kentrail DavisTheodore (Ala.) HSL-R5-101952007
*Chris EppsDunwoody HS, AtlantaL-R 6-11702007
*Nate GarciaBellarmine Prep, San Jose, Calif. R-R6-11852006
Matt NewmanBrophy Prep, PhoenixL-L5-101752007
Sequoyah StonecipherMission Bay HS, San Diego R-R6-11902007
Rafael ThomasLufkin (Texas) HS R-R5-91702007
*Alternates

Head Coach: Jason Hisey (Pima, Ariz., CC)
Assistant Coaches: Victor Solis, Gateway (Ariz.) CC, Jon Wente, (Central Arizona CC), Scott Knight, (Sedro-Woolley, Wash., HS)