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2014 USA Baseball National High School Invitational Brings 16 of the Nation's Top Prep Programs to Cary

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(Cary, NC) -- The third edition of the USA Baseball National High School Invitational begins on Wednesday, March 26 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The single-elimination championship tournament, which brings together 16 of the nation's top prep programs, will feature four days of competition, Wednesday, March 26 through Saturday, March 29. The 16 team field includes Baseball America's preseason No. 1 team, Venice (Fla.) High School.

The NHSI will also feature six athletes that have previously represented Team USA in international competition and one coach, Chan Brown (Parkview), that coached Team USA to a 15U Pan American Championship in 2013.

A few notes on the upcoming USA Baseball National High School Invitational at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

Event Information

The USA Baseball National High School Invitational is hosted by the Town of Cary, sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and Baseball America is the event media partner.

The participating teams are as follows: T.C. Roberson High School (Asheville, N.C.), Aliso Niguel High School (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Bishop Verot High School (Fort Myers, Fla.), Clovis High School (Clovis, Calif.), Coral Springs Christian Academy (Coral Springs, Fla.), Dyer County High School (Newbern, Tenn.), Gainesville High School (Gainesville, Ga.), Huntsville High School (Huntsville, Ala.), Milton High School (Milton, Ga.), Mountain Pointe High School (Phoenix, Ariz.), Orange Lutheran High School (Orange, Calif.), Parkview High School (Lilburn, Ga.), Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora, Colo.), The First Academy (Orlando, Fla.), ThunderRidge High School (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Venice High School (Venice, Fla.).

Game dates are March 26-29, 2014. The event begins on Wednesday, March 26 with eight games at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The championship game will be played at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 29.

Full game schedule is available here.

Seven of the games during the event will be streamed live on USABaseball.com. A link to those games will be available at game time on USABaseball.com. Pete McCarty and Jonathan Mayo from MLB.com will provide the play-by-play and color commentary for all of the streamed games.

Live stats will be available through USABaseball.com, and a link to those games will be made available at game time on the National High School Invitational schedule page.

Team USA at the NHSI


Six players and one coach with previous USA Baseball international experience will compete in the 2014 National High School Invitational. The list includes athletes that have competed across all age groups from the 18U National Team to the 14U National Team.

Two 2014 national team coaches will lead teams in the 2014 NHSI. Chan Brown, the manager of the 2014 USA Baseball 15U National Team, is the head coach at Parkview (Ga.) High School, and Eric Borba, a 2014 USA Baseball 12U National Team assistant coach, is the head coach at Orange Lutheran (Calif.) High School.

Adam Haseley (The First Academy), Mac Marshall (Parkview), Michael Rivera (Venice) and Cole Tucker (Mountain Pointe) won the 2013 IBAF 18U World Cup in Taichung, Taiwan, as part of the 18U National Team last September.

Coach Chan Brown (Parkview) and Blake Sabol (Aliso Niguel) were members of the 15U National Team that won the 2013 15U Pan American Championship in Barranquilla, Colombia last August.

All of the 18U World Cup and 15U Pan American Champions will be honored during the NHSI with the presentation of their championship rings. In addition, 2013 12U National Team member and 12U World Cup champion, Carson Tucker, will be in attendance at the NHSI and will be honored for his accomplishments last summer.

USA Baseball Alumni:
Chan Brown (Parkview) - 2013 15U National Team (Coach)
Adam Haseley (The First Academy) - 2013 18U National Team; 2010 14U National Team
Mac Marshall (Parkview) - 2013 18U National Team
Michael Rivera (Venice) - 2013 18U National Team
Blake Sabol (Aliso Niguel) - 2013 15U National Team
Touki Toussaint (Coral Springs Christian Academy) - 2011 16U National Team
Cole Tucker (Mountain Pointe) - 2013 18U National Team

Current Rankings, All-Americans and Top Prospects

Venice High School (Venice, Fla.) is currently ranked No. 2 in Baseball America's high school top-25.

Five other high schools are featured in the top-25: Dyer County High School (Newbern, Tenn.) is No. 11, T.C. Roberson High School (Asheville, N.C.) is No. 15, Mountain Pointe High School (Phoenix, Ariz.) is No. 17, Parkview High School (Lilburn, Ga.) is No. 20 and ThunderRidge High School (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) is No. 25. View the complete Baseball America rankings here.

Five Baseball America preseason first-team All-Americans will compete in the NHSI in 2014. The athletes are Braxton Davidson (T.C. Roberson), Jacob Gatewood (Clovis), Michael Gettys (Gainesville), Dylan Cease (Milton) and Touki Toussaint (Coral Springs Christian Academy). View the entire Baseball America preseason first-team All-American team here.

Eleven of Baseball America's high school top-100 prospects from November 2013 are featured in the 2014 NHSI. The group includes the No. 3 prospect, Jacob Gatewood (Clovis), No. 5 Touki Toussaint (Coral Springs Christian Academy) and No. 10 Braxton Davidson (T.C. Roberson). View the entire Baseball America top-100 high school prospects here.

Seven of Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com's top-50 MLB First-Year Player Draft prospects will compete in the NHSI, including four of the top-15. The list includes Jacob Gatewood (Clovis) at No. 7, Touki Toussaint (Coral Springs Christian Academy) at No. 8, Michael Gettys (Gainesville) at No. 10, Braxton Davidson (T.C. Roberson) at No. 13, Dylan Cease (Milton) at No. 26, Mac Marshall (Parkview) at No. 34 and Josh Morgan (Orange Lutheran) at No. 41. View the entire top-50 prospects from MLB.com here.

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