Top Missouri prospects compete for USA Baseball Midwest



Several of the top players from the Missouri competed in the USA Baseball NTIS trials this past weekend, with the hope of representing the midwest in the USA Baseball Trials and ultimately USA Baseball.  

Representing the Midwest at the 17U division are:
 

 

 

Blake McFadden, Savannah HS (pictured right and ranked No. 3 in the PBR Class of 2012)
 
Dre Gleason, Ft. Zumwalt North (ranked No. 5 in the PBR Class of 2013)
 
Joe Schrimpf, CBC (ranked No. No. 10 in the PBR Class of 2013)
 
Keith Greishaber, Marquette
 
Justin Blechle, St Dominic
 
Ryan Howard, Francis Howell Central
 
Ramsey Scott, Cape Central

Joshua King, Poplar Bluff
 
Jordan Knutson, Lee's Summit
  
Representing the 15U division are: 
  
Ryan Fritz--Rockwood Summit
 
 Cory Canterbury--Christian HS   
 
 Matthew Vierling--CBC 
  
 
Ryan Mantle--Linn
 
Jake Hemphill--Vianney 
 
 
Marquise Doherty--Gladstone
 
"Overall the talent level was very good from across the 5 state region, that being Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  We are excited about the teams we will take to Cary, NC September 8-11, for the USA Baseball NTIS.  This is the premier opportunity for players to be invited to the USA Team Trials, which is the final step to be selected to the USA National teams.  We feel like several of our athletes will have opportunity to move forward, and are proud of the work they have put in to get to this point," said Matt Whiteside, USA Baseball Midwest Regional Director.