Congratulations to all of the members of the 18U National Team named yesterday, but particularly to the half of the roster with 16U National Team roots. Harold Martinez (3B); Matt Purke (LHP); and Ryan Weber (RHP) were members of the 2006 Pan Am Championship team that went undefeated in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, while Andrew Aplin (OF); Colton Cain (1B/LHP); Nolan Fontanta (IF/RHP); Nick Franklin (IF/RHP); and Austin Maddox (C/RHP) were members of the 2007 World Championship team the also went undefeated in Barquisimeto. Max Stassi (C), the mayor of Barquisimeto, played for both of those teams.
Congratulations and good luck in Canada getting another one of these.
2008 18U National Team members Max Stassi (L) and Andrew Aplin (R) hoist the trophy for the 16U National Team last year in Venezuela