USC Moves Into Second Place All-Time For USA Baseball National Team Players
July 9, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- The USC baseball program has been calculated as the second-best collegiate program to contribute to the USA Baseball National Team since 1984 in a study released today. Thirteen Trojans, including current USC and Team USA members Jeff Clement and Ian Kennedy, have represented the United States.
The study combined the number of players produced, number of participations on the team and number of years (out of 21) that the school has produced at least one National Team player. USC is second with 42 (13 total players, 17 participations and 12 years with at least one player). Stanford is first in the survey, followed by USC and a three-way tie for third with Georgia Tech, Cal State Fullerton and Miami.
The 2004 USA National Team will play a three-game series with teams from the New England Collegiate Baseball League (July 11-13) after being swept in a five-game series in Japan during the Collegiate All-Star Series. Clement, a catcher from Marshalltown, Iowa, was named Team USA's Most Valuable Player after going 6-for-14 (.429) with a home run and two RBI.