Blake Mitchell, Kendall George Make USA Baseball 18U National Team

USA Baseball finalized the roster for the 2022 18U National Team on Friday, September 2, and two Senior Texas High School Baseball players were selected to the team. Sr C/RHP Blake Mitchell (Sinton) and Sr OF Kendall George (Atascocita) both made the 20-man roster. This is Mitchell’s 2nd year to play on the 18U National Team. He played for the USA Team in 2021 when the team went 5-1-1 in a friendship series against Canada.

The roster announcement comes after five days of 18U National Team Training Camp, which consisted of on-field workouts and a four-game Stars vs. Stripes series at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida.

As a junior in 2022, Mitchell was named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year, the Texas Sports Writers Association 4A Co-Player of the Year, and the THSB Defensive Player of the Year. His Sinton Pirates won the 4A State Championship finishing with a 36-1 record.

Also a junior in 2022, George was selected to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association 6A All-State Team as a 2nd Team OF and to the Texas Sports Writers Association 6A All-State Team as an Honorable Mention OF. As a sophomore, he was named the 21-6A MVP.

Team USA will compete in the XXX World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup from September 9-18 in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. They will begin pool play on September 9 against the Netherlands at 7 p.m. ET from LECOM Park in Bradenton, Florida.

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