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Nick Sprengel invited to tryout for the USA Collegiate National Team
June 20, 2017

Written by Borna Nazari, student intern

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Nick Sprengel of USD baseball has been invited to try out for the USA Collegiate National Team. Sprengel is among 20 players who will be vying for the final 10 roster spots on the team.

"I feel humbled and honored to get the opportunity to represent our country," Sprengel stated.

Sprengel, who was one of three lefties invited to training camp, was an All-WCC First Team Selection after posting a 9-1 record with a 3.29 ERA in his sophomore season. His win-loss mark tied a Torero record for best in a single season.

As of right now, there are already 14 of 24 roster spots locked up; Sprengel will compete for a final spot.

The USA Baseball Collegiate National team will compete in a series of games with teams from the Coastal Plains League from June 20-25. The U.S. Team will then host international friendship series against Chinese Taipei and Cuba from June 27-July 7 in Cary, Charlotte and Durham, N.C. USA Baseball will stream all five games of the Chinese Taipei and Cuba series in North Carolina on

The primary pool of players under consideration for the Collegiate National Team is comprised of non-draft-eligible players currently playing baseball at the collegiate level. A selection of the year's USA Baseball Collegiate National Team field staff and USA Baseball staff members will evaluate data from the current college season.

24-man roster

(Name, Position, Hometown, School, Year)

Seth Beer, IF/OF, Suwanne, Ga., Clemson, Sophomore

Steven Gingery, LHP, Huntington Beach, Calif., Texas Tech, 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

Konnor Pilkington, LHP, Hurley, Miss., Mississippi State, Sophomore

Patrick Raby, RHP, Knoxville, Tenn., Vanderbilt, Sophomore

Brady Singer, RHP, Eustis, Fla., Florida, Sophomore

Dallas Woolfolk, RHP, Southaven, Miss., Ole Miss, Sophomore

28-man roster

(Name, Position, Hometown, School, Year)

Gianluca Dalatri, RHP, Wall Township N.J., North Carolina, Freshman

Sean Mooney, RHP, Marmora, NJ, St. John's, Freshman

Matt Wallner, OF/RHP, Forest Lake, Minn., Southern Mississippi, Freshman

Kenyon Yovan, RHP, Beaverton, OR, Oregon, Freshman


Training Camp roster

(Name, Position, Hometown, School, Year) 

Johnny Aiello, IF, Landsdale, Pa., Wake Forest, Sophomore

Joey Bart, C, Buford, Ga., Georgia Tech, Sophomore

Tim Cate, LHP, Manchester, Conn., Connecticut, Sophomore

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

Cadyn Grenier, IF, Henderson, Nev., Oregon State, Sophomore

Jake Irvin, RHP, Bloomington, Minn., Oklahoma, Sophomore

Grant Koch, C, Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas, Sophomore

Jackson Lueck, OF, Orlando, Fla., Florida State, Sophomore

Jon Olsen, RHP, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., UCLA, Sophomore

Cam Shepherd, IF, Duluth, Ga., Georgia, Freshman

Braden Shewmake, IF, Wylie, Texas, Texas A&M, Freshman

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

Will Wilson, IF, Kings Mountain, N.C., North Carolina State, Freshman

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