May 16, 2006
Durham, North Carolina - USA Baseball announced today that Titan pitcher Wes Roemer and 19 other collegiate players that have accepted invitations to participate in the 2006 USA Baseball National Team Trials. The Trials will be held June 22-July 1 in exhibition games played against teams in the New England Collegiate League. The USA Baseball National Team will be selected from a pool of 36 players, of which an additional 16 have yet to be determined. The official 22-man team roster will be announced on July 2.
"The National Team is defined by athlete performance in the college game," said USA Baseball General Manager of National Teams Eric Campbell. "This short list of invitees to the trials represents non-draft eligible players who's 2006 performance on the field has warranted an invite to the trials. We will continue to watch the rest of the season to find those remaining invitees that demand consideration." USA Baseball will announce a second list of invitees to the trials in late May, and a final list of invitees in June.
The 2006 USA Baseball National Team will look to defend their FISU World University Baseball Championship this August in Havana, Cuba. Team USA will also participate in the 35th Annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate Championship Series here in the USA, July 25-29 and several Friendship Series at their home ballpark - Durham Bulls Athletic Park this summer. USA Baseball will announce a full National Team game schedule at a later date.
If selected to the squad, Roemer will become the Titans' 16th player to play for National Team and it will mark the third consecutive year the Titans will have represented the country (2005: Blake Davis, 2004: Mike Lamb, Mike Rouse, and Ricky Romero).
For the complete list of invitees, visit usabaseball.com