Canyon del Oro standout Jayden Bracy was selected to represent the 16U Southwest Regional Team as part of the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) for USA Baseball.
The NTIS Champions Cup takes place at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina from August 21-25 for Bracey’s age group. According to USA Baseball, athletes will participate in workouts and a championship-style tournament while being evaluated by national team coaches and scouts.
12 players from 16U will advance to the 2020 17U National Team Development Program.
In addition, Demetrio Crisantes of Nogales made the 15U squad and Bryan Espinosa of Nogales will join Bracy on the 16U team. Cienega standout Isaiah Jackson also made the 15U roster.
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