A trio of New Hampshire baseball players have been invited to take part in tryouts for USA Baseball National Team in Cary, North Carolina.
Jake Randolph, 15, and Kyle Ball, 15, of Stratham, and Brennen Oxford, 14, of Durham will compete against the best young players from across the country for roster spots on the USA Baseball under (16U) National Team. The tryouts will take place August 21-24 at the National Training Complex in Cary, NC.
All three players are members of the USA Mavericks Baseball club program operating out of USA Training Centers in Newington, New Hampshire. Collectively, the players have been part of the USA Mavericks program for more than ten years.
Before being invited to Cary, players participated in a regional multiple-round tryout. The second round of tryouts took place at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. on August 4th and 5th. Over 300 players were whittled down to a hand-picked group of 18.
The three New Hampshire players were placed directly in the second round due to a strong recommendation from USA Training Centers owner and USA Mavericks Director of Staff/Player Development Dave Hoyt.
“Two players have four out of the five tools that we look at in baseball,” says Hoyt. “All three are tremendous athletes; the type of kids that separates themselves athletically from their peers. The third player [Randolph] at 6’5” and left-handed, also with an abundance of tools, will be playing outside of the northeast someday. As a pitcher, a position player, or both.”
Randolph and Ball will be entering their sophomore year at Exeter High School this month while Oxford will be entering his first year at Oyster River High School.