Incoming Bruin David Huff Invited to Team USA Trials

June 20, 2005

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Left-handed pitcher David Huff, who has signed to play baseball at UCLA in 2006, has been invited to participate in the 2005 USA Baseball National Team Trials, USA Baseball announced Friday. Huff will be one of 39 players looking to make the team's official 20-man roster while attending trials from June 27-30 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In 2005, the junior-to-be compiled a 4-2 record with a 3.24 ERA while pitching for Cypress College. He appeared in 17 games while starting 12 and struck out 91 batters in 86 innings. He only walked 12.

As a freshman in 2004, Huff was a perfect 3-0 at UC Irvine with a 3.00 ERA. While with the Anteaters, he appeared in a team-high 31 games, threw 42 innings and made two starts.

Huff was selected in the 19th round by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this month in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

A native of Huntington Beach, Huff was part of a 16-player group that wasextended an invitation to Team USA trials on June 17, bringing the total number of invitees this summer to 39.

'This final list of athletes represents our view of the non-draft eligible players who's continued 2005 performance on the field has warranted the invitation,' said USA Baseball General Manager of National Teams Eric Campbell in a statement released by the organization. 'They add to an already great group for which we have to select our National Team from.'

Joining Huff at the trials will be fellow local players such as Pepperdine's Chad Tracy, USC's Ian Kennedy and Cal State Fullerton's Blake Davis.

The final roster for the 2005 USA National Team will be announced on July 1.

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