|Serra Little League News
Player advances to USA Baseball National Team Tryout
player Ryan Lee will embark on a trip to the USA Baseball National Training
Complex in Cary, North Carolina from August 27th through the 30th to
participate in the USA Baseball National Identification Series (NTIS), in hopes
of making Team USA's 2016 12U National Team. Ryan participated in the NTIS
selection series throughout the summer in hopes of qualifying for the Cary
event this month.
He participated in a training combine in May, then
attended the Northern California NTIS tryout in Manteca at the end of June. In
Manteca, Ryan was tested on a number of baseball related skills, then played in
four games over the course of the three-day event.
The Serra catcher
was then selected to participate in the Northern California NTIS All Star Game
in July, which pegged the top 30 11U players from the Manteca event. The All
Star Game was held at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale. Ryan held his own, going
4-for-4 from the plate, with a pair of doubles.
The 6th grader then
received word in late July that he was selected to represent the Northwest
Region, one of 16 regional teams from around the United States that will play
in North Carolina. A minimum of 12 players will be selected from the NTIS event
in August to vie for spots on the USA National Team, which will play abroad
Lee's selection comes on the heels of Blake Rogers and
Malcolm Hsu's selection to the USSSA All American Team selections in 2014.
Those players traveled to Florida in 2014 as part of the USSSA Northwest Region
Team that competed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.
All three players played on Serra's 2014 9/10 All Star Team that
brought home District 44 and Section 5 Little League Titles. The three will
participate as Majors level players for Serra in the Spring of 2016.
2015 National Team Identification Series
Players form the 2015 NTIS Northern
California All Star Game