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Top Programs, International Prospects Converge on Cary, N.C. for Pair of Marquee Events

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CARY, N.C. -- The fourth annual USA Baseball National High School Invitational and the inaugural International Prospect Series begin play at the USA Baseball National Training Complex next week, bringing top U.S. high school players and July 2, 2015 free agent eligible international prospect together in one location for the first time. The National High School Invitational single-elimination championship tournament runs Wednesday, March 25 to Saturday, March 28, while the International Prospect Series takes the field for games on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28.

The 2015 National High School Invitational features eight programs currently ranked in the Baseball America top-25, highlighted by the nation's No. 1 ranked team, College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, Calif. Joining the Falcons in the top-10 are No. 5 College Station HS (College Station, Texas), No. 7 JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) and No. 8 Mosley High School (Lynn Haven, Fla.).

The International Prospect Series is a two day event, March 27 and 28, which includes games between the International All-Star Prospects and two local North Carolina high schools, South Caldwell High School and Providence High School.

INTERNATIONAL PROSPECT SERIES

Event Information: Announced in February by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, the International Prospect Series features players from Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela against South Caldwell High School and Providence High School.

"Major League Baseball is proud to stand alongside USA Baseball on the launch of the International Prospect Series," said Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. "In the years ahead, our global game will aim to develop more players -- at all levels and from all communities. This event promises to be a strong showcase of amateur talent in a format that can help advance the careers of many players."

Event Schedule
: The International Prospect Series and National High School Invitational schedule is available online HERE.

Thursday, March 26
International All-Star Prospects pro-style workout
USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary N.C.

Friday, March 27
International All-Star Prospects vs. South Caldwell High School
USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary N.C.

Saturday, March 28
International All-Star Prospects vs. Providence High School
USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary N.C.

Rosters: The International All-Star Prospects roster is available online HERE.

Scoring: The International Prospect Series games will be available on GameChanger.

Streaming: Friday's International Prospect Series game featuring the International All-Star Prospects vs. South Caldwell High School will be broadcast on MLB.com and USABaseball.com. Tim McMaster will provide play-by-play and Jesse Sanchez will join him in the booth as the color commentator.

Media Information: Media credentials must be requested through USA Baseball for access to the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Media credentials will be available for pick-up in the USA Baseball Team Store at the NTC.
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