Monday, August 10, 2009

USA Baseball Announced the 16U National Team

The Rivera Family is pleased to announce Christopher was named to the 16U USA Baseball National Team. The team flew to Taipei, Taiwan Saturday, Aug. 8 (away from the typhoon-stricken southern areas) to compete in the IBAF "AA" World Youth Championships Aug. 15-23. Team USA with face teams from Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Australia, Netherlands, Mexico, Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Korea.

A series of "firsts" are tied to this championship team as Chris Rivera is the first 14 year old invited to the 16U Trials, which was held Aug. 1 through 7 in Calif. at Cal State Fullerton and Urban Youth Academy, Compton, and the only 14 year old in history to be named to the 16U National Team. Deshorn Lake is the first player to represent St. Thomas of U.S. Virgin Islands.

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