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Pedroia And Schroyer Invited To Team USA Baseball Trials
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 05/22/2002
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May 22, 2002

  • Team USA Trials Information
  • USA Baseball Website

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State baseball players Ryan Schroyer and Dustin Pedroia were selected today to participate in the 2002 USA Baseball National Team Trials. Both players will vie for a spot on the USA National team that will tour the United States and Holland this summer on the Red, White and Blue Tour.

    Schroyer, ASU? sophomore closer, is 4-1 on the year and leads the Pac-10 with a 2.55 ERA. He has struck out 65 batters in 29.1 innings. As a reliever, Schroyer has been nearly unstoppable with a 1.52 ERA and six saves in 29.2 innings. He was named the Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week after his first start of the year when he struck out 12 vs. Southern Utah in just six innings. Schroyer was a member of the 1999 Team USA Junior National Team that earned a Bronze Medal in the Junior Pan-Am Games in Caracas, Venezuela.

    Pedroia, a true freshman from Woodland, Calif., has been one of the Sun Devils most valuable players on the field. Hitting at an overall .332 (67x102) clip with 13 doubles and 22 multi-hit games, Pedroia has been even better in Pac-10 play with a .385 batting average. As good as his offense has been in his rookie campaign at ASU, his defense has been that much better. Playing three different positions this year with eight starts at second base, 15 starts at third base an d28 starts at shortstop, Pedroia is the only Sun Devil to play in all 51 games this year. He has not made an error in ASU? 21 league games and has made only two errors in 189 total chances overall (.989 FLD %).

    Schroyer and Pedroia will be looking to continue a recent pipeline of ASU players who have played for Team USA. Willie Bloomquist (1998), Casey Myers (2000), Jon Switzer (2000) and Mike Esposito (2001) are all recent alumni of the Team USA National Team.

    As heard earlier today on the USA Baseball MLB Radio Selection Show, USA Baseball announced a list of nine (9) more collegiate players that have been invited to participate in the 2002 USA Baseball National Team Trials - to be held in Tucson, Ariz. (Hi Corbett Field) June 18-23. The USA National Team will be selected from a pool of 36 players, of which an additional eight (8) have yet to be determined.

    The official 22-man Team USA roster will be determined and announced on June 24. Fans wishing to follow the progress of Schroyer and Pedroia can log on to the official website of USA Baseball at www.USABaseball.com.

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    2002 USA BASEBALL NATIONAL TEAM TRIALS INVITEES
    (as of May 22, 2002)

    Latest invitees are in bold
    June 18-23, 2002 - Hi Corbett Field - Tucson, Arizona

    Player Pos Ht Wt Yr College Hometown
    Cordero, Chad RHP 6-0 190 So Cal State Fullerton Chino, Calif.
    Humber, Philip RHP 6-4 210 Fr Rice Carthage, Texas
    Littleton, Wes RHP 6-2 180 So Cal State Fullerton Oceanside, Calif.
    Schroyer, Ryan RHP 6-1 205 So Arizona State Casa Grande, Ariz.
    Sleeth, Kyle RHP 6-5 195 So Wake Forest Westminster, Colo.
    Stauffer, Tim RHP 6-2 190 So Richmond Saratoga Springs, NY
    Sullivan, Brad RHP 6-1 205 So Houston Nederland, Texas
    Zimmermann, Bob RHP 6-5 225 So SW Missouri State

    Creve Coeur, MO

    Bakker, Kyle LHP 6-9 262 So Georgia Tech

    Omaha, Neb.

    Maholm, Paul LHP 6-2 214 So Mississippi State Holly Springs, Miss.
    Simmons, Justin LHP 6-3 217 So Texas DeSoto, Texas
    Tankersley, Taylor LHP 6-1 195 Fr Alabama Vicksburg, Miss.
    Whisler, Wes LHP 6-5 227 Fr UCLA Noblesville, Ind.

    Ivany, Devin C 6-1 178 Fr South Florida Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    Powell, Landon C 6-3 215 So South Carolina Apex, NC
    Richie, Tony C 6-1 205 So Florida State Jacksonville, Fla.
    Sammons, Clint C 5-11 191 Fr Georgia Stone Mountain, Ga.
    Aubrey, Michael IF 6-0 195 So Tulane Shreveport, La.
    Hill, Aaron IF 5-11 196 So LSU Visalia, Calif.
    Jackson, Conor IF 6-3 205 So California Woodland Hills, Calif.
    Moss, Tim IF 5-10 177 So Texas Lancaster, Texas
    Patterson, Eric IF 5-10 160 Fr Georgia Tech Kennesaw, Ga.
    Pedroia, Dustin IF 5-9 157 Fr Arizona State Woodland, Calif.
    Quintanilla, Omar IF 5-9 175 So Texas El Paso, Texas
    Weeks, Rickie IF 5-11 195 So Southern Alte Monte Springs, Fla.

    Fuld, Sam OF 5-10 180 So Stanford Durham, NH
    Murton, Matt OF 6-1 212 So Georgia Tech McDonough, Ga.
    Quentin, Carlos OF 6-2 215 So Stanford Chula Vista, Calif.

    Coaching Staff
    Lelo Prado - Head Coach - Louisville
    Terry Alexander - Asst. Coach - Jacksonville
    Sunny Golloway - Asst. Coach - Oral Roberts
    Terry Rupp - Asst. Coach - Maryland

    Administration
    Steve Cohen - Dir. of National Teams
    - USA Baseball
    Chris Gebeck - Athletic Trainer - USA Baseball
    Dave Fanucchi - Press Officer - USA Baseball