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Serra Player advances to USA Baseball National Team Tryout

Serra Majors 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 next summer.

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.

More information: 2015 National Team Identification Series

Players form the 2015 NTIS Northern California All Star Game

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