The Prospect Classic began on Friday, with Stars and Stripes playing to a 2-2 tie at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Prospect Classic will continue through Tuesday, and fans can find the schedule HERE.
Hambright has been officially named to the Collegiate National Team roster, while Thorpe and Reed are currently participating as alternates.
All-American closer Jimmie Sherfy was selected to be part of the squad in May, but will now be taking the summer off for rest.
Oregon head coach George Horton is making his debut with the Collegiate National Team, serving as an assistant for head coach Dave Serrano. Undergraduate assistant coach and former UO backstop Mitch Karraker is also on the staff, serving as the bullpen coach.
The Collegiate National Team’s schedule plays through July 22 as the club will travel to The Netherlands to play in Honkbal-Haarlem Baseball Week. The CNT will compete against Japan, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chinese Taipei and The Netherlands during the series.
Oregon’s set-up man the majority of the season, Thorpe made a freshman record 35 appearances, tossing a total of 42 and 2/3 innings in 2012. The left-hander finished the year with a 2.11 ERA and struck out 48.
As a true freshman, Reed was Oregon’s Saturday starter, helping the Ducks to a 46-19 record and Super Regional appearance. The La Mesa, Calif., native finished the season with a record of 8-4, 2.92 ERA and a staff leading 15 quality starts. He was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and received Pac-12 honorable mention accolades.
Oregon’s starting catcher in 2012, Hambright finished his two-year career with the Ducks earning Eugene All-Regional team honors. The Ducks posted a 49-23 over the past two years when Hambright started behind the plate. He ended his career at Oregon batting .230 with 26 RBIs.