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USA Baseball vs. Nicaragua Tonight at Coastal Federal Field

August 2, 2005 - Carolina League (CarL) - Myrtle Beach Pelicans News Release

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - On Tuesday, August 2nd the USA National Baseball Team will begin a three game series against the Nicaraguan National Team at Coastal Federal Field (Home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Games are scheduled for Tuesday (8/2), Wednesday (8/3), and Thursday (8/4) night with a first pitch time of 7:00 pm. This will be the third consecutive season that Team USA has made a trip to Coastal Federal Field.

Tickets for the Team USA Baseball games are available by calling 843-918-6000, by ordering online at or by stopping by the Pelicans Box Office at Coastal Federal Field. Fans purchasing tickets to all three games at the Pelicans Box Office will receive a FREE Team USA T-Shirt. All three of the USA games are presented by Wendy's.

This years roster includes 22 of the top collegiate players in the country, including two players from the '05 NCAA National Champion Texas Longhorns.

Former Team USA baseball members include current major league stars: Mark Prior (Chicago Cubs), Mark Teixeira (Texas Rangers), Ben Sheets (Milwaukee Brewers), Nomar Garciaparra (Chicago Cubs), Todd Helton (Colorado Rockies), Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins), BJ Upton (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), Pat Burrell (Philadelphia Phillies), Troy Glaus (Arizona Diamondbacks), and Tino Martinez (New York Yankees).

2005 Team USA Baseball Roster - Players listed with college

RHP - Ian Kennedy - USC
RHP - Mark Melancon - Arizona
RHP - Kyle McCulloch - Texas
RHP - Jonah Nickerson - Oregon State
RHP - Chris Perez - Miami
RHP - Max Scherzer - Missouri
LHP - Kevin Gunderson - Oregon State
LHP - David Price - Vanderbilt
LHP - Joe Savery - Rice
LHP/IF - Sean Doolittle - Virginia
C - Brian Jeroloman - Florida
C/RHP - Matt Wieters - Georgia Tech
C - J.P. Arencibia - Tennessee
IF - Blake Davis - Cal State Fullerton
IF - Matt LaPorta - Florida
IF/OF - Adam Davis - Florida
IF/OF - Josh Rodriguez - Rice
IF - Wes Hodges - Georgia Tech
OF - Shane Robinson - Florida State
OF - Hunter Mense - Missouri
OF - Jon Jay - Miami
OF - Drew Stubbs - Texas

Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Steve Smith - Baylor
Assistant Coach - John Cohen - Kentucky
Assistant Coach - Rob Walton - Oral Roberts
Assistant Coach - Tim Jamieson - Missouri
Auxiliary Coach - Doug Wabeke - Grand Rapids Junior College

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