Posted on 25 August 2012.
The final roster for USA Baseball has been announced for the 18U World Championships in Seoul, South Korea. The players represent 8 different states. The final 20 players were selected after the final round of national team trials in Fullerton, California.
After starting with 144 players, it was whittled down to 40. Those 40 players competed in phase one of the team trials. Following the Prospect Classic, where the 40 players competed, the roster was down to 28. Those 28 players competed in the final round of the trials in California before the roster was cut down to the final 20.
The team will travel to Taiwan to play a three game exhibition series with Taiwan from August 25-27.
The 18U World Championships in Seoul run from August 30 to September 8. The USA opens play in a pool with Venezuela, Colombia, Australia, Netherlands, and host Korea.
USA 18U Roster:
Name, Position, Hometown
William Abreu, OF, Hialeah, Fla.
Christian Arroyo, IF, Brooksville, Fla.
Cavan Biggio, IF/OF, Houston, Texas
Ryan Boldt, OF, Red Wing, Minn.
Bryson Brigman, IF/OF, San Jose, Calif.
Ian Clarkin, LHP, San Diego, Calif.
Kevin Davis, RHP, Brewton, Ala.
Stephen Gonsalves, LHP, San Marcos, Calif.
Connor Heady, IF/RHP, Prospect, Ky.
John Kilichowski, LHP, Tampa, Fla.
Jeremy Martinez, C, Santa Ana, Calif.
Andy McGuire, IF, Vienna, Va.
Reese McGuire, C, Covington, Wash.
Dom Nunez, IF, Elk Grove, Calif.
Chris Okey, C, Mt. Dora, Fla.
Ryan Olson, RHP, Upland, Calif.
Carson Sands, LHP, Tallahassee, Fla.
Dominic Taccolini, RHP, Sugarland, Texas
Keegan Thompson, RHP, Cullman, Ala.
Garrett Williams, LHP, Shreveport, La.
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