Jul 19, 2014
A handful of North Carolina baseball products have been selected for the USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials roster.
The roster includes 40 players, including six players from North Carolina.
North Carolina players on the team include Justin Bullock, a right-handed pitcher from South Granville High School; Seth Caddell, infielder and outfielder from Pinecrest High School; Noah Campbell, an infielder and outfielder from Cardinal Gibbons High School; Tyler Keenan, an infielder at Cleveland High School; Matt Oldham, a catcher at Northwood High School; and Kier Meredith of Glenn High School, who was selected as an alternate.
Players were selected to the roster after the 2013 14U National Team Identification Series and the 2014 15U East and West National Team Championships.
“Each year it gets even tougher to finalize selections for Trials with the level of competition at the National Team Championships and the NTIS,” 2014 15U National Team Manager, Chan Brown, said. “Our coaching staff feels very confident in the 40 that we’ve selected, and we think they will represent USA Baseball the right way on and off the field. There was a very talented pool of players to select from, but we’re extremely excited about the guys we have coming in.
Trials will be held July 20-25 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary. After the completion of the trials, a 20-man national team roster will be announced.
“Trials will definitely be one of the toughest tests for these players in their young careers, but we’re looking forward to getting on the field and watching the best 15U players in the country compete for a spot on Team USA," said Brown.
Once the 20-man roster is selected, the team will enter training in Cary from July 26-29. At the conclusion of training, the team will travel to Mazatlan, Mexico, for the WBSC 15U World Cup from July 31-Aug. 10.