USA Baseball

Trio Earns Invite to National Camp

STANFORD, Calif. – Sophomore Braden Montgomery will join freshmen Malcolm Moore and Matt Scott as Cardinal players invited to the 2023 Collegiate National Team Training Camp that will compete in a four-game Stars vs. Stripes intrasquad series in North Carolina.
This year's roster features 58 of the nation's top non-draft eligible players.
The Collegiate National Team Training Camp begins on June 23, with the first game of the Stars vs. Stripes series scheduled for June 25 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. A final 26-man roster will then be selected to compete in a pair of five-game series against Chinese Taipei and Japan, with games taking place across the Carolinas from June 30-July 12.
This year's Training Camp roster features five USA Baseball alumni, including 2022 Collegiate National Team member Carter Holton (Vanderbilt). Additionally, all three of the 12U, 15U, and 18U National Teams are represented on the 2023 Training Camp roster. Four-time USA Baseball alum Karson Bowen (TCU) has played for each of the three teams, Nick Kurtz (Wake Forest) was on the 12U National Team in 2015, Josh Hartle (Wake Forest) is a two-time 15U National Team alum, and Cade Fisher (Florida) was a member of the 2021 18U National Team.
In addition to Holton, four other members of last year's Training Camp roster return to Cary in 2023. Montgomery, Drew Beam (Tennessee), Mason Nichols (Ole Miss), and Hagen Smith (Arkansas) all participated in last year's Training Camp and will compete to make this summer's final roster.
Led by Hartle, six different players on the 2023 Training Camp roster have previously participated in USA Baseball's National Team Development Program. Hartle (2017 14U NTDP, 2019 16U NTDP, 2019 17U NTDP) has been a member of three programs, while his Wake Forest teammate, Kurtz, (2017 14U NTDP, 2019 16U NTDP) has participated in two. Eldridge Armstrong III (San Diego State) and Anthony Martinez (UC Irvine) joined Hartle and Kurtz at the 2017 14U NTDP, while Christian Moore (Tennessee) and M. Moore have both participated in the 16U NTDP.
Additionally, Fisher, Jace LaViolette (Texas A&M), M. Moore, Ethan Petry (South Carolina), Scott and Anthony Silva (TCU) will reunite at the 2023 Training Camp after participating together at the 2021 Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League.
Thirty-nine schools and 12 conferences are represented on this year's Training Camp roster. Wake Forest leads the way for all schools with four players while Florida, Stanford, and TCU boast three players apiece. The SEC has 15 players on the roster, while the ACC has 12 for the second-most among all conferences. Nine athletes represent the Big 12, making it the third-most represented league in the country.
This year's Collegiate National Team will be led by Manager Larry Lee, who will be making his Team USA managerial debut in 2023. He will be joined on staff by Brady Austin (East Carolina), Reggie Christiansen (Sacramento State), Thomas Eager (Stanford), Andy Stankiewicz (USC), and José Vázquez (Alabama State). Additionally, Patrick Apel (Santa Clara), Johnny Hernandez (Bethune-Cookman), Omar Johnson (Jackson State), Ryan Miller (Longwood), and Corey Wimberly (Boston Red Sox) will serve as coaches at the 2023 Training Camp.
The Collegiate National Team will kick off its schedule with the annual Stars vs. Stripes series from June 25-28 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. Following its conclusion, the 20th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series will take place from June 30-July 4, with games at the National Training Complex, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis, and Segra Stadium in Fayetteville.
The National Training Complex will host the opening three games of the 44th USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Championship Series from July 7-9, while games four and five of the series will be played at Joseph Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston on July 11 and 12.
2023 Collegiate National Team Training Camp Roster

  • Ben Abeldt; LHP; McKinney, Texas; TCU
  • Matt Ager; RHP; Pleasanton, Calif.; UC Santa Barbara
  • Eldridge Armstrong III; RHP; Simi Valley, Calif.
  • Drew Beam; RHP; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Tennessee
  • Karson Bowen; C; Anaheim Hills, Calif.; TCU
  • Brody Brecht; RHP; Ankeny, Iowa; Iowa
  • Aiven Cabral; RHP; Lynn, Mass.; Northeastern
  • Jac Caglianone; LHP/1B; Tampa, Fla.; Florida
  • Kayden Campbell; LHP; Cincinnati, Ohio.; Louisville
  • Cam Cannarella; OF; Hartsville, S.C.; Clemson
  • Evan Chrest; RHP; Tampa, Fla.; Jacksonville
  • Charlie Condon; 1B/OF; Marietta, Ga.; Georgia
  • Christian Coppola; RHP; Galloway, N.J.; Rutgers
  • Jacob Cozart; C; High Point, N.C.; NC State
  • Kaelen Culpepper; INF; Memphis, Tenn.; Kansas State
  • Alton Davis II; LHP; Hueytown, Ala.; Alabama
  • Cade Fisher; LHP; Dalton, Ga.; Florida
  • Dominic Fritton; LHP; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; NC State
  • Devin Futrell; LHP; Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Vanderbilt
  • Austin Gordon; RHP; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Clemson
  • Duce Gourson; INF; San Diego, Calif.; UCLA
  • Rodney Green, Jr.; OF; Richmond, Calif.; Cal
  • Josh Hartle; LHP; King, N.C.; Wake Forest
  • Luke Holman; RHP; Sinking Spring, Pa.
  • Carter Holton; LHP; Guyton, Ga.; Vanderbilt
  • Ryan Johnson; RHP; Red Oak, Texas; Dallas Baptist
  • Dakota Jordan; OF; Canton, Miss.; Mississippi State
  • Seaver King; INF; Athens, Ga.; Wake Forest
  • Nick Kurtz; INF; Lancaster, Pa.; Wake Forest
  • Jace LaViolette; OF; Katy, Texas; Texas A&M
  • Anthony Martinez; 1B/C; Fairfield, Calif.; UC Irvine
  • Michael Massey; RHP; Suwanee, Ga.; Wake Forest
  • Xavier Meachem; RHP; Winterville, N.C.; NC A&T
  • Omar Melendez; LHP; Cayey, P.R.; Alabama State
  • Mason Molina; LHP; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Texas Tech
  • Braden Montgomery; OF/RHP; Madison, Miss.; Stanford
  • Malcolm Moore; C; Sacramento, Calif.; Stanford
  • Christian Moore; INF; Brooklyn, N.Y.; Tennessee
  • Brandon Neely; RHP; Seville, Fla.; Florida
  • Tyson Neighbors; RHP; Royse City, Texas; Kansas State
  • Mason Nichols; RHP; Jackson, Miss.; Ole Miss
  • Griff O'Ferrall; INF; Richmond, Va.; Virginia
  • Fran Oschell III; RHP; Phoenixville, Pa.; Duke
  • Austin Overn; OF; Tustin, Calif.; USC
  • Ethan Petry; INF; Land O' Lakes, Fla.; South Carolina
  • Kyle Robinson; RHP; Vienna, Va.; Texas Tech
  • Matt Scott; RHP; Redding, Conn.; Stanford
  • Kodey Shojinaga; C/INF; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kansas
  • Anthony Silva; INF; San Antonio, Texas; TCU
  • Hagen Smith; LHP; Bullard, Texas; Arkansas
  • Parker Smith; RHP; Houston, Texas; Rice
  • Ryan Stafford; C; Folsom, Calif.; Cal Poly
  • Pablo Torres; RHP; Orlando, Fla.; Bethune-Cookman
  • Mitch Voit; INF/RHP; Whitefish Bay, Wis.; Michigan
  • JJ Wetherholt; INF; Mars, Pa.; West Virginia
  • Nicholas Wilson; RHP; Carrollton, Texas; Southern
  • Jay Woolfolk; RHP; Chesterfield, Va.; Virginia
  • Trey Yesavage; RHP; Boyertown, Pa.; East Carolina