Tech's Parker And Watchko Invited To USA Baseball National Team Trials

May 3, 2001

Tucson, Ariz. – Georgia Tech sophomore catcher Tyler Parker and sophomore pitcher Jeff Watchko were among 19 collegiate players invited to participate in the 2001 USA Baseball National Team Trials that will be held in Tucson, Ariz., June 16-19.

The USA National Team will be selected from a pool of approximately 20-29 players, of which an additional 5-10 have yet to be determined. Team USA will play approximately 30 games on the Red, White and Blue Summer Tour, beginning on June 22 with the 30th annual USA vs Japan Collegiate All-Star Series, which this year will be played in Japan.

The list of the first 19 players invited to the 2001 USA Baseball National Team Trials is shown below:

Aubrey, Michael LHP/OF Tulane
Baker, Jeff IF Clemson
Bengochea, Kiki RHP Miami
Brownlie, Bobby RHP Rutgers
Bullington, Bryan RHP Ball State
Carson, Matt OF BYU
Fuld, Sam OF Stanford
Maholm, Paul LHP Mississippi State
Merrell, Darric RHP Cal State Fullerton
Parker, Tyler C Georgia Tech
Quentin, Carlos OF Stanford
Quintanilla, Omar IF Texas
Reed, Jeremy IF Long Beach State
Ring, Royce LHP San Diego State
Snyder, Chris C Houston
Swisher, Nick IF Ohio State
Watchko, Jeff RHP Georgia Tech
Weeks, Rickie OF Southern
Zimmerman, Bob RHP SW Missouri State

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