NEWPORT, R.I. -- Shortstop Darwin Barney of national
champion Oregon State and catcher-first baseman Tim Federowicz of
College World Series runner-up North Carolina were among 22 players
named to the U.S. National Team on Sunday.
Tennessee catcher J.P. Arencibia, Virginia pitcher-infielder
Sean Doolittle and Vanderbilt lefty David Price made the team for
the second straight year. Miami infielder Jemile Weeks, the brother
of Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, was also selected
by USA Baseball.
The national team consists of some of the top college players in
the country, and plays exhibition games around the country and
overseas against other national teams. In late-July, the team will
take on the Japanese Collegiate All-Stars in a five-game series at
various U.S. sites. The World University Baseball Championships
will be held in Havana, Cuba, in late-August.
Other members of the team include: Vanderbilt third baseman
Pedro Alvarez; TCU righty Jake Arrieta; Florida right-hander Bryan
Augenstein; Tennessee outfielder Julio Borbon; Texas catcher
Preston Clark; Mississippi infielder Zack Cozart; UCLA shortstop
Brandon Crawford; South Missouri State lefty Ross Detwiler; Rutgers
infielder-outfielder Todd Frazier; Army lefty Nick Hill; Alabama
righty Tommy Hunter; Texas Tech outfielder Roger Kieschnick;
Clemson lefty Daniel Moskos; Cal State Fullerton righty Wes Roemer;
Rice lefty Cole St. Clair; and Arkansas left-hander Nick Schmidt.