Utah’s Cron Gets USA Team Trials Invite

April 6, 2010

Catcher Could Join College Coach This Summer

C.J. Cron

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah sophomore baseball player C.J. Cron has received an invitation to the 2010 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Trials, head coach Bill Kinneberg announced today.

“This is a great opportunity for C.J. to put his skills against the best players in country,” Kinneberg said. “If he makes the team, what an experience that will be for him.”

Cron, who plays at both first base and catcher, currently leads the Mountain West Conference with a .429 batting average and is second in the conference with a .725 slugging percentage. He is tied for the MWC lead with seven home runs, ranking third with 32 RBI.

USA Baseball will invite up to 38 college players to the trials, scheduled for July 5-11 in Cary, N.C. The final 22-man 2010 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will be selected on Sunday, July 11. The team will embark on a tour which includes a domestic series with Korea, a game against Japan at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., and the FISU World University Championship in Tokyo.

Kinneberg is the head coach of the 2010 Collegiate National Team.

Others Who Have Received USA Baseball Trials Invitations

Matt Jensen-Cal Poly

Danny Hultzen-Virginia

Kyle Winkler-TCU

Nick Ramirez-Cal State Fullerton

Tyler Pill-Cal State Fullerton

Mikie Mahtook-LSU

Austin Nola-LSU

Matty Ott-LSU

Sonny Gray-Vanderbilt

Gerrit Cole-UCLA


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