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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Eight players named to 2012 18U Trials

By Andrew Drennen

USA Baseball annouced eight players to the 2012 18U National Team Trials next year. The players were selected based on performances at the National Team Identification Series in North Carolina.

Here are the eight players:

Cole Billingsley, OF/LHP, Cropwell, Ala., Mid-Atlantic
Ben Eckels, RHP, Davis, Calif., Northern California
Chris Flexen, RHP, Newark, Calif., Northern California
John Kilichowski, LHP, Tampa, Fla., USA Stars
Kieran Lovegrove, RHP, Mission Viejo, Calif., Southern California
Russell Reynolds, RHP, Baton Rouge, La., South Texas
Drew Ward, IF/OF, Leedey, Okla., Midwest
Connor Williams, OF/RHP, South Jordan, Utah, Mountain West

Four of these players played in the 2011 Area Code Baseball Games as underclassmen: Drew Ward (White Sox), Ben Eckels (Athletics), Connor Williams (Reds) and Kieran Lovegrove (Brewers).