Sunday, August 31, 2008

14U USA Team Announcement

After a three-day showcase at Major League Baseball's Urban Youth Academy over Labor Day weekend, the CCYB-USA team completed its three games in top fashion.

Highlights of the game included a hustle play by starting short stop Christopher Rivera who tried to stop a ball hit sharply up the middle.

There were six West Coast teams consisting of 108 players who participated in the USA National Identification Series held at MLB's Urban Youth Academy in Compton, CA.

The teams gathered in the outfield to await USA's announcements.

USA Announced (pictured) Christopher Rivera and Jeremy Martinez, along with Cody Poteet (not pictured) from Southern California's CCYB-USA made the team.

Papo and Jeremy after the 14U USA team's announcement.

Cody Poteet, Christopher Rivera and Jeremy Martinez take a breather After the 14U USA team's announcement. The team will travel to Guatemala over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday to compete in an international tournament. Congratulations boys!

Todd Rogers, director of CCYB and Christopher Rivera after the 14U USA Team's announcement - a select nine elite players and five alternates will represent the West Coast players.

Our family (pictured left to right: Steve, Annie, Christopher, Elysse, Ariana and Aaron) proudly congratulate our son and brother on his accomplishments and achievements on making the 14U USA Team.

Christopher and big sis Elysse embrace after USA's announcement of those players making the 14U USA team.

Siblings, Ariana, Christopher, Elysse and Aaron after the 14U USA team was announced.

My proud moment (Christopher and mom) after the 14U USA Team was announced.

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