Local baseball players take the stage for USA Baseball

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Temecula’s Kelsie Whitmore helps the 2019 Women’s USA National Team win gold last month at the COPABE Women’s Pan-American Championships. Courtesy photo
Thousands of baseball players, ranging from ages 11 and up, embarked on a number of nationwide USA Baseball tryouts over this summer. They hoped to don a red, white and blue uniform for the 2019 international games, as well as this year’s National Player Development program. The Temecula Valley has had great representation in the past, especially at an international level, as quite a few local players have actually stepped foot on the world stage for Team USA. This year, even more local players answered the call after getting the opportunity. Founded in 1978, USA Baseball, the governing body for amateur baseball in the United States and a member of the U.S Olympic Committee, organizes the United
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