DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced on Tuesday its Collegiate National Team roster for the upcoming series against Chinese Taipei. The roster is made up of 17 pitchers and 14 position players, and features five USA Baseball alumni.
Seth Beer and Tim Cate each return from last year's 2016 Collegiate National Team and join fellow USA Baseball alums Nick Madrigal and Johnny Aiello, who both won gold medals in 2011 with the 14U National Team, and Andrew Vaughn, who won a gold medal at the COPABE Pan Am "AA" Championships with the 15U National Team in 2013.
The final 24-man roster will also be announced on July 2 prior to the sixth USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series from July 3-7. Team USA will complete its 2017 tour with its 41st USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series, July 12-17.
USA Baseball's Collegiate National team will open international play with its 17th USA vs. Chinese Taipei Collegiate All-Star Series on Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. from Bill Coleman Field at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. Each game of the Chinese Taipei and Cuba series will be streamed live on USABaseball.com.
All three series against Chinese Taipei, Cuba and Japan are sanctioned by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.
USA Baseball's 2017 World Baseball Classic roster:
Name, Position, Hometown, School, Class
Johnny Aiello, IF, Landsdale, Pa., Wake Forest, Sophomore
Seth Beer, IF/OF, Suwanne, Ga., Clemson, Sophomore
Tim Cate, LHP, Manchester, Conn., Connecticut, Sophomore
Gianluca Dalatri, RHP, Wall Township N.J., North Carolina, Freshman
Jeremy Eierman, IF/OF, Warsaw, Mo., Missouri State, Sophomore
Tyler Frank, IF, Loxahatchee, Fla., Florida Atlantic, Sophomore
Hunter Gaddis, RHP, Canton, Ga., Georgia State, Freshman
Ryley Gilliam , RHP, Kennesaw, Ga., Clemson, Sophomore
Steven, Gingery, LHP, Huntington Beach, Calif., Texas Tech, Sophomore
Cadyn Grenier, IF, Henderson, Nev., Oregon State, Sophomore
Tyler Holton, LHP/OF, Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State, Sophomore
Grant Koch, C, Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas, Sophomore
Jackson Lueck, OF, Orlando, Fla., Florida State, Sophomore
Nick Madrigal, IF, Elk Grove, Calif., Oregon State, Sophomore
Jake McCarthy, OF, Scranton, Pa., Virginia, Sophomore
Nick Meyer, C, Mission Viejo, Calif., Cal Poly, Sophomore
Casey Mize, RHP, Springville, Ala., Auburn, Sophomore
Sean Mooney, RHP, Marmora, N.J., St. John's, Freshman
Jon Olsen, RHP, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., UCLA, Sophomore
Konnor Pilkington, LHP, Hurley, Miss., Mississippi State, Sophomore
Patrick Raby, RHP, Knoxville, Tenn., Vanderbilt, Sophomore
Braden Shewmake, IF, Wylie, Texas, Texas A&M, Freshman
Brady Singer, RHP, Eustis, Fla., Florida, Sophomore
Nick Sprengel, LHP, Placentia, Calif., San Diego, Sophomore
Travis Swaggerty, OF, Mandeville, La., South Alabama, Sophomore
Bryce Tucker, LHP, Apopka, Fla., Central Florida, Sophomore
Andrew Vaughn, IF, Santa Rosa, Calif., California, Freshman
Steele Walker, OF, Prosper, Texas, Oklahoma, Sophomore
Dallas Woolfolk, RHP, Southaven, Miss., Ole Miss, Sophomore
Sean Wymer, RHP, Flower Mound, Texas, TCU, Sophomore
Kenyon Yovan, RHP, Beaverton, Ore., Oregon, Freshman
General Manager Eric Campbell and Field Manager John Savage (UCLA) lead Team USA's staff. Also on the coaching staff is pitching coach Troy Buckley (Long Beach State), assistant coaches Larry Lee (Cal Poly), Rick Vanderhook (Cal State Fullerton), Dave Snow, Seth Moir and Drew Linder.