Conor Jackson Selected to Try Out for USA National Baseball Team
April 25, 2002
TUCSON, AZ - California sophomore first baseman Conor Jackson, who was just recently named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week (Apr. 22), has been selected one of 19 players invited to participate in the 2002 USA Baseball National Team Trials June 18-23 in Tucson, AZ.
The USA National Team will be selected from a pool of approximately 35-40 players. Jackson joins Stanford's sophomore outfielders Sam Fuld and Carlos Quentin as the only other Pac-10 players selected among the first group of 19 players. The USA National Team will be coached by Louisville's Lelo Prado. Prado will be assisted by Terry Alexander (Jacksonville), Sunny Golloway (Oral Roberts) and Terry Rupp (Maryland).
Jackson is currently leading the Pac-10 in average (.401), home runs (15), RBI (55), hits (69), total bases (131) and slugging percentage (.762). Last week he was 7-for-16 with seven runs, a double, four home runs and 10 RBI against Fresno State Apr. 16 at Evans Diamond and Apr. 19-21 at Arizona State. In the three-game series against the Sun Devils, played at Hohokam Park in Mesa, AZ (the Chicago Cubs spring training facility), Jackson was 6-for-13 with a double, three home runs and eight RBI. He has now hit home runs in each of the last four games. It is the second time this season Jackson has hit home runs in four consecutive games (Mar. 23-29) and he also hit home runs in three consecutive games Feb. 3-8.