Anthony Reyes Named To 2001 USA Baseball National Team

June 21, 2001

LOS ANGELES -- USC junior pitcher Anthony Reyes (Whittier/California HS) was named to the 2001 USA Baseball National Team this week. The roster of 22 players was selected from a pool of 29 players during four days of trials that took place at USA Baseball's home site in Tucson, Ariz.

Reyes flew immediately to Tucson after the Trojans were eliminated at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., and earned a spot on the team for the second straight year.

After 25 hours of travel (three air flights and two bus trips), Reyes and the rest of the team arrived today in Okinawa, Japan, to prepare for Saturday's opening game of the 30th annual USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star series.

Former USC baseball head coach Rod Dedeaux also made the trip with the team. Dedeaux is the man mostly responsible for founding this series which begin in 1972. This is the first time that Dedeaux has led the traveling party since 1997.

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