USA Invites Nine More To Trials

By Will Kimmey
June 2, 2004


USA Baseball invited nine more players to its college national team trials, bring the total number of invitees to 28. The trials will be June 20-26 in Durham, N.C., and the 20-man team will be selected from a pool of 36 players June 27.

Team USA will make two trips to the Far East, first for the 33rd annual Japan Series and then to Taiwan for the second edition of the World University Championships from July 22-Aug. 1. Cuba defeated Team USA to win the gold medal at the last University Championships, held in 2002 in Italy.

New invitees are indicated by italics.

Player Pos. Class School
Daniel Bard RHP Fr. North Carolina
Travis Buck OF So. Arizona State
Jeff Clement C So. Southern California
Brad Corley OF So. Mississippi State
J. Brent Cox RHP So. Texas
Joey Devine RHP So. North Carolina State
Jason Donald SS Fr. Arizona
Jacoby Ellsbury OF So. Oregon State
Blair Erickson RHP Fr. UC Irvine
Alex Gordon 3B So. Nebraska
Tyler Greene SS So. Georgia Tech
Stephen Head LHP/1B So. Mississippi
Mark Holliman RHP So. Mississippi
Warner Jones 2B/OF So. Vanderbilt
Stephen Kahn RHP So. Loyola Marymount
Ian Kennedy RHP Fr. Southern California
Tim Lincecum RHP Fr. Washington
Jed Lowrie 2B So. Stanford
John Mayberry Jr. 1B So. Stanford
Mike Pelfrey RHP So. Wichita State
Cesar Ramos LHP So. Long Beach State
Mark Romanczuk LHP So. Stanford
Ricky Romero LHP So. Cal State Fullerton
Taylor Teagarden C So. Texas
Clete Thomas OF So. Auburn
Troy Tulowitski SS So. Long Beach State
Chris Valaika SS Fr. UC Santa Barbara
Ryan Zimmerman 3B So. Virginia

In another Team USA development, Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso will replace Southern California’s Dave Lawn as pitching coach.