USA Baseball names 22 players to national team

Updated: July 3, 2006, 7:39 AM ET
Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Shortstop Darwin Barney of national champion Oregon State and catcher-first baseman Tim Federowicz of College World Series runner-up North Carolina were among 22 players named to the U.S. National Team on Sunday.

Tennessee catcher J.P. Arencibia, Virginia pitcher-infielder Sean Doolittle and Vanderbilt lefty David Price made the team for the second straight year. Miami infielder Jemile Weeks, the brother of Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, was also selected by USA Baseball.

The national team consists of some of the top college players in the country, and plays exhibition games around the country and overseas against other national teams. In late-July, the team will take on the Japanese Collegiate All-Stars in a five-game series at various U.S. sites. The World University Baseball Championships will be held in Havana, Cuba, in late-August.

Other members of the team include: Vanderbilt third baseman Pedro Alvarez; TCU righty Jake Arrieta; Florida right-hander Bryan Augenstein; Tennessee outfielder Julio Borbon; Texas catcher Preston Clark; Mississippi infielder Zack Cozart; UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford; South Missouri State lefty Ross Detwiler; Rutgers infielder-outfielder Todd Frazier; Army lefty Nick Hill; Alabama righty Tommy Hunter; Texas Tech outfielder Roger Kieschnick; Clemson lefty Daniel Moskos; Cal State Fullerton righty Wes Roemer; Rice lefty Cole St. Clair; and Arkansas left-hander Nick Schmidt.


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