OKLAHOMA CITY - USA Softball announced today the list of athletes invited to participate at the 2019 USA Softball Men’s National Team (WNT) Selection Trials to be held January 1-6, at the Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex in Clearwater, Fla. Those athletes who accepted the invitation to try out will vie for 18 spots on the 2019 USA Softball MNT Training Team roster. From the 18 selected, a roster of 17 will compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s World Championship, slated for June 13-23 in Prague, Czech Republic and select international events. The roster will then be trimmed to 15 athletes to participate in the Pan American Games, slated for July 22-August 1 in Lima, Peru.
During the selection process, athletes will participate in position drills as well as simulated games and be evaluated by the USA Softball Men’s National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC). Highlighting the list of invitees are all members of the 2017 Pan American Championship roster that won the Bronze Medal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition, five athletes currently serve as either an Assistant Coach, Student Assistant or Graduate Manager at four NCAA Division I Universities: Kevin Castillo (Long Beach, Calif./Assistant Coach at Long Beach State), Ryker Zane Chason (Alma, Ga./Student Assistant at LSU), Michael Lewis (Amboy, Minn./Graduate Manager at Minnesota), Jeremy Manley (Lawrence, Kan./Assistant Coach at Kansas) and Chase Turner (San Jose, Calif./Assistant Coach at San Jose State).
The complete coaching staff and schedule for the 2019 USA Softball MNT will be announced at a later date.
The invitee list is subject to change as additional athletes could be invited by the MNTSC at any time.
For updates on the USA Softball Men’s National Team and events throughout the 2019 season visit www.USASoftball.com
2019 Men's National Team Selection Trials Invitees