FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2012
USA BASEBALL ANNOUNCES 2012 NTIS SELECTIONS
36 players named to 2013 National Team Trials events and programming
DURHAM, N.C. -- USA Baseball announced its 36 2012 National Team Identification Series (NTIS) selections Friday via a live selection show on USABaseball.com. The 16U/17U NTIS was held Aug. 23-26, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (NTC) and the Durham Athletic Park, while the 14U/Women's (16U) event was held Sept. 6-9, at the NTC and Thomas Brooks Park.
The NTIS concluded with a total of 75 games played, featuring 894 players from the four different groups of players (14U, 16U, 17U, Women's [16U]), and 16 teams per age group representing regions from across the country. Using the NTIS as the identification vehicle, USA Baseball named eight (8) players to the 2013 18U National Team Trials, eight (8) players to the 2013 17U National Team Development Program (NTDP), 16 players to 2013 15U National Team Trials and four (4) players to the 2013 Women's National Team Trials.
"The growth of the NTIS has been very beneficial to USA Baseball," said Rick Riccobono, USA Baseball Director of Development. "It allows us to increase the pool of players from which we choose our trials teams, as well as see players from different regions that we previously might not have been aware of. It really gives us a jump on the identification process of the next generation of potential Team USA athletes."
For the fourth year in a row the announcement was made via an online selection show, which streamed live on USABaseball.com. Scores, recaps and rosters from the 2012 NTIS can also be found at the online home of USA Baseball.
The 2012 NTIS selections for the 2013 USA Baseball 18U/15U/Women's National Team Trials events and the 17U NTDP are as follows:
2012 14U NTIS/2013 15U National Team Trials
Name, Position, Hometown
Nick Allen, IF, El Cajon, Calif.
Tucker Bradley, LHP/OF, Chickamauga, Ga.
Gian-Luca Dalatri , RHP/IF, Well, N.J.
Eli Davis, LHP, Edmond, Okla.
Jonathan Gettys, LHP, Gainesville, Fla.
Shannon Glover, C, Columbia, S.C.
Isaak Gutierrez, IF/RHP, Cypress, Calif.
Kevin Milam, RHP/IF, Brentwood, Calif.
Brandon Moore, RHP/IF, Whittier, Calif.
Ben Ramirez, IF/RHP, Chula Vista, Calif.
D.J. Roberts, RHP/IF, Jacksonville, Fla.
Chris Rodriguez, IF/OF, Manalapan, N.J.
Ethan Routzahn, RHP, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Blake Sabol, OF/C, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Russell Smith, LHP, Midlothian, Texas
Chase Strumpf, IF, Ladera Ranch, Calif.
2012 16U NTIS/2013 17U National Team Development Program
Spencer Adams, RHP, Cleveland, Ga.
Soloman Bates, RHP, Victorville, Calif.
Cole Daily, IF, Chicago, Ill.
Cre Finfrock, RHP, Jensen Beach, Fla.
Michael Hickman, C, Fountain Valley, Calif.
Julian Infante, IF, Coral Gables, Fla.
Kyle Molnar, RHP, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Cole Tucker, IF, Phoenix, Ariz.
2012 17U NTIS/2013 18U National Team Trials
Quinn Brodey, LHP/OF, Los Angeles, Calif.
Zachary Carter, RHP/OF, Arlington, Texas
Ryan Castellani, RHP, Phoenix, Ariz.
Mac Marshall, LHP, Parkview, Ga.
Luis Ortiz, RHP, Fresno, Calif.
Mason Smith, OF/RHP, Meridian, Idaho
Chris Viall, RHP, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Logan Warmoth, IF/OF, Longwood, Fla.
2012 Women's (16U) NTIS/2013 Women's National Team Trials
Chelsea Baker, RHP/IF, Plant City, Fla.
Isabella Berthel, C/RHP, Zwingle, Iowa
Lauren Frost, IF/RHP, Eagle River, Ark.
Sarah Hudek, LHP/OF, Sugar Land, Texas
About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Baseball Federation (IBAF). The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic, World Cup and Pan American teams (and all other USA Baseball professional teams); and the Collegiate, 18U, 15U, and Women’s National Teams, all of which participate in various domestic and international competitions each year. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. For more information, please visit USABaseball.com and GoldenSpikesAward.com.