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:
|Bullington, Bryan||RHP||Ball State|
|Maholm, Paul||LHP||Mississippi State|
|Merrell, Darric||RHP||Cal State Fullerton|
|Parker, Tyler||C||Georgia Tech|
|Reed, Jeremy||IF||Long Beach State|
|Ring, Royce||LHP||San Diego State|
|Swisher, Nick||IF||Ohio State|
|Watchko, Jeff||RHP||Georgia Tech|
|Zimmerman, Bob||RHP||SW Missouri State|