Baseball Player from Discovery Bay, Pittsburg, Selected for USA Baseball 11U Team

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East Contra Costa County will be well represented after USA Baseball selected Blake Burke, Discovery Bay, and Davis Diaz, Pittsburg, for their U11 2014 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series.

The two were chosen on the 2014 11U NTIS/2015 12U National Team after spending trying out at the USA Baseball National Training Complex and adjoining Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. In total, 59 athletes were selected for 2015 on-field programming represent 24 different states, as well as an athlete from Washington, D.C. In total, 1,456 athletes to compete in 123 games over three weekends.

Here is the official press release from USA Baseball on Sept. 12:

DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced the 59 athletes selected for 2015 on-field programming in a selection show aired on USABaseball.com following the completion of the 2014 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series.

The 2015 NTIS — the largest in the seven years of the event — included athletes from six different demographics, representing 16 regions from across the country. In all, the NTIS provided opportunity for 1,456 athletes to compete in 123 games over three weekends at the USA Baseball National Training Complex and adjoining Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.

Using the NTIS as the selection vehicle, USA Baseball selected eight players to the 2015 18U National Team Trials, 12 players to the 2015 17U National Team Development Program, 12 players to the 2015 15U National Team Trials, 12 players to the 2015 14U National Team Development Program, 12 players to the 2015 12U National Team Trials and three players to the 2015 Women’s National Team Trials.

“USA Baseball, with the help of our regional partners, has continued to grow the NTIS each year,” said Mark Dvoroznak, USA Baseball’s assistant director of development. “In 2015, we were able to provide opportunity for an additional 374 athletes over the 2014 event. Our regional partners helping to bring together the top players from coast-to-coast gives USA Baseball the opportunity to begin identifying the athletes that will represent the U.S. in baseball in 2015 and beyond.”

The 59 athletes selected for 2015 on-field programming represent 24 different states, as well as an athlete from Washington, D.C.

For more information on the 2014 National Team Identification Series, including scores and rosters, please visit USABaseball.com.

The 2014 National Team Identification Series selections are as follows:

2014 17U NTIS/2015 18U National Team Trials:

Name, Position, Hometown
J.J. Bleday, LHP/OF, Titusville, Pa.
Bubba Carter, RHP/C, Conway, Ark.
Peyton Culbertson, RHP, Collierville, Tenn.
Ryan Hernandez, C/OF, Miami, Fla.
Tyler Malone, IF/RHP, Roseville, Calif.
Peter McEvoy, IF, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Aaron Shortridge, RHP/IF, Napa, Calif.
Cole Stobbe, IF, Omaha, Neb.

2014 16U NTIS/2015 17U National Team Development Program:

Name, Position, Hometown
Cole Brannen, IF, Elko, Ga.
Jack Carey, RHP/OF, Summit, N.J.
Troy Claunch, C/OF, Vacaville, Calif.
Ray Gaither, RHP/IF, Coppell, Texas
Garrett Gooden, RHP/IF, Decatur, Ga.
Tristan Hanoian, IF, Costa Mesa, Calif.
Nick Kahle, C, Simi Valley, Calif.
Leo Nierenberg, RHP/IF, Oakland, Calif.
Tremaine Spears, OF, Pineville, La.
Jonathan Stroman, RHP, Albuquerque, N.M.
Tyler Thompson, RHP/IF, Knoxville, Tenn.
Will Wilson, IF, Kings Mountain, N.C.

2014 14U NTIS/2015 15U National Team Trials:

Name, Position, Hometown
Omar Baldo, C, Homestead, Fla.
Michael Bertolani, C/IF, Alpharetta, Ga.
Colton Bowman, LHP/IF, Tyler, Texas
Triston Casas, IF, Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Hammer Franks, RHP/OF, Mooresville, Miss.
Henry Gargus, LHP/IF, Yakima, Wash.
Jeremiah Jackson, IF/RHP, Mobile, Ala.
Luke Mann, RHP/IF, St. Louis, Mo.
Zachary Morgan, C/IF, Windsor, Calif.
Nick Nastrini, RHP, IF, San Diego, Calif.
Connor Ollio, IF/RHP, Renfrew, Pa.
Gavin Shipp, RHP/OF, Lafayette, Calif.

2014 13U NTIS/2015 14U National Team Development Program:

Name, Position, Hometown
Matthew Allan, IF/RHP, Sanford, Fla.
Gabe Briones, C/IF, Perris, Calif.
Adam Crampton, IF, Oakland, Calif.
Maurice Hampton, OF/IF, Arlington, Tenn.
Kellen Kozlowski, LHP, IF, Carlsbad, Calif.
Skylar Loverink, LHP/IF, Lake Oswego, Ore.
Joseph Naranjo, LHP/IF, Chino, Calif.
Ben Rozenblum, C/IF, Parkland, Fla.
Anthony Volpe, IF, Watchung, N.J.
Joseph Wilkinson, OF/RHP, New Albany, Ind.
Nate Wohlgemuth, OF/RHP, Owasso, Okla.
Carter Young, IF/C, Selah, Wash.

2014 11U NTIS/2015 12U National Team Trials:

Name, Position, Hometown
Griffin Allen, C/IF, San Jose, Calif.
Braylon Bishop, OF/LHP, Ashdown, Ariz.
Jaden Browning, IF, Fairburn, Ga.
Blake Burke, IF/LHP, Discovery Bay, Calif.
Davis Diaz, IF/RHP, Pittsburg, Calif.
Stefan Foley, IF/RHP, Vallejo, Calif.
Marcus Franco, IF, Miramar, Fla.
Cooper Kinney, IF/OF, Dayton, Tenn.
Nicholas Kurtz, IF/LHP, Lancaster, Pa.
Collin Reuter, IF, Olive Branch, Miss.
James Triantos, IF/RHP, McLean, Va.
Connor Weighman, OF/IF, Cypress, Texas

2014 Women’s NTIS/2015 Women’s National Team Trials:

Name, Position, Hometown
Eliza Demers, IF/OF, Rochester, N.Y.
Riley Frisbe, RHP/C, Countryside, Ill.
Sydney Love-Baker, C/OF, Washington, D.C.

Source:
http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20140912&content_id=94356368&vkey=news_usab