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USA Baseball scouts the Borderland

EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) - For the first time ever in El Paso, Team USA made a stop in the Borderland to scout local talent as part of the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series, Wednesday. Tryouts took place at Southwest University Park for 11U-17U teams.

"It's further justifying there is talent in El Paso," said USA Baseball El Paso Coordinator Andy Powers. "Everyone locally has known that. We've had players who have been able to get out, but they've always had to find their way out by going to play in Albuquerque, Phoenix, or playing in Dallas. Now the national entities are starting to recognize this is a viable place to come to and watch."

Since 1978, USA Baseball has been the national governing body for amateur baseball. It represents the sport in the United States as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and internationally as a member federation of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

Selections from Wednesday's tryout will take place in June.


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