May 1, 2001
NEW ORLEANS, La. -
Tulane freshman Michael Aubrey is one of 19 collegiate players invited to the 2001 USA Baseball National Team trials, USA Baseball announced on Tuesday.
This is not the first summer Aubrey has participated in national team play. Last summer, Aubrey was a member of the USA Junior National Team that traveled all over the world. He mainly saw action on the mound as he collected 10 2/3 innings of work during the USA Junior National Team's tour. Aubrey struck out 10, posted a 2.53 ERA and opponents hit .229 against him.
This season, Aubrey has done it all for the Tulane baseball team on the mound and at the plate. He is hitting .357 with 11 home runs and 15 RBI. He has started in all of the Green Wave's 47 games this season. Aubrey owns a 1-0 record and a 6.21 ERA through 33 1/3 innings pitched. He has struck out 23. Baseball America named Aubrey the Midseason Freshman of the Year.
The trials will be held in Tucson, Ariz., June 16-19. The USA National Team will be selected from a pool of approximately 20-29 players, of which an additional 5-10 have yet to be determined. Team USA will play approximately 30 games on the Red, White and Blue Summer Tour, beginning on June 22 with the 30th annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series, which this year will be played in Japan.
The Green Wave hosts Memphis this weekend. The three-game series begins
on Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.