This year’s squad consists of five infielders, four outfielders, two catchers, nine pitchers and a pair of two-way players. The Collegiate National Team was selected after seven days of trials that included six intra-squad games and practices as the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Team USA is comprised of the top non-draft-eligible college players in the United States.
The U.S. will play a five-game series against Korea before squaring off against a Japanese Collegiate All-Star Team in a one-game, international friendship competition in Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium on July 21. From there, the team will travel to Taipei, Taiwan for a four-game series against Chinese Taipei at Tien-Mu Stadium beginning July 25.
Team USA will close its summer season at the FISU World University Championships in Tokyo, Japan, from July 30-Aug. 7. The U.S. has won the last three FISU Worlds (2004, '06, '08), while host nation Japan will be looking for its first title.
"We just wrapped up one of the best weeks of baseball in Cary, N.C.," said Eric Campbell, General Manager of USA Baseball National Teams. "The players made it tough on the selection committee with their great effort over the last seven days. The selection committee assembled an impressive 22-man roster that will represent baseball and this country proudly."
Anderson became the first Oregon player since 1971 to be named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team this season. The southpaw finished his all-conference effort with a 7-5 record and 2.98 ERA (5th Pac-10). The Friday-night starter, Anderson held opposing batters to a .219 clip (6th Pac-10), and led the staff with 105 strikeouts (6th Pac-10) - a new Oregon single-season record.
McGough emerged from the bullpen as one of Oregon’s top relievers during 2010 as he was named Pac-10 Honorable Mention. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native ended his year with a 5-2 record, four saves and a 2.45 ERA, striking out 56 batters in 58 and 1/3 innings on the mound.
The Collegiate National Team begins its summer season Monday evening when they travel to Gastonia, N.C. to face the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (EDT) at Sims Legion Park.
Fellow Oregon pitcher Madison Boer was one of the 36 collegiate players invited to the trials along with Anderson and McGough. Boer was not named to the final roster and will return to play for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League.
2010 Collegiate National Team Roster
Tyler Anderson, So., LHP, Oregon
Matt Barnes, So., RHP, Connecticut
Jackie Bradley, Jr., So., OF, South Carolina
Gerrit Cole, So., RHP, UCLA
Alex Dickerson, So., OF, Indiana
Nolan Fontana, Fr., IF, Florida
Sean Gilmartin, So., LHP/OF, Florida State
Sonny Gray, So., RHP, Vanderbilt
Brian Johnson, Fr., LHP, Florida
Andrew Maggi, So., OF/IF, Arizona State
Mikie Mahtook, So., OF, Louisiana State
Scott McGough, So., RHP, Oregon
Brad Miller, So., IF, Clemson
Brett Mooneyham, So., LHP, Stanford
Peter O'Brien, So., C, Bethune-Cookman
Nick Ramirez, So., IF/LHP, Cal State Fullerton
Noe Ramirez, So., RHP, Cal State Fullerton
Anthony Rendon, So., IF, Rice
Steve Rodriguez, So., C, UCLA
George Springer, So., OF, Connecticut
Kyle Winkler, So., RHP, Texas Christian
Ryan Wright, So., IF, Louisville
Bill Kinneberg, Manager, Utah
Dave Serrano, Pitching Coach, Cal State Fullerton
Ed Blankmeyer, Assistant Coach, St. John's
Nino Giarratano, Assistant Coach, San Francisco
Danny Wheat, Athletic Trainer, Texas Christian
Nick Nakagama, Assistant Athletic Trainer/Auxiliary Coach, Utah
Malcolm Gray, Press Officer, East Carolina
Eric Campbell, General Manager, USA Baseball National Teams