Six local standouts named to USA Baseball Southwest NTIS


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USA Baseball Southwest National Team Identification Series (NTIS)

Six standouts from Southern Arizona were named to the 16U and 17U USA Southwest NTIS teams. Ryan Grabosch, Nick Gonzales and Daniel Durazo will be attempting to make the 2017 17U National Development Team while Jacob Allen, Ian Mejia and Manny Villa will be going for the 2017 18U National Team.

The USA Southwest Region includes Arizona, Southern Nevada, New Mexico and West Texas.

The teams will then compete in their respective age groups against 15 other regions from across the country in the NTIS at the USA Baseball National Training Complex from August 18-21, 2016.

Jacob Allen, Ironwood Ridge
Manny Villa, Salpointe
Nick Gonzales, Cienega

Ryan Grabosch, Desert Christian
Daniel Durazo, Salpointe
Ian Mejia, Sahuarita
Portions from news release.

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