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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:46 pm

Mountain Pointe shortstop Cole Tucker is in Taiwan representing his country on the baseball diamond.

He couldn’t happier.

The Pride senior made the USA U18 squad that is currently in Asia for the IBAF World Cup. The journey started weeks ago in North Carolina when the roster was cut from 144 to 40.

He spent last week in Los Angeles for a tryout and he made the final roster of 20. Games started early this week and planned on soaking it all up.

“They had us all in a ballroom at the hotel and they read off the names of who made it and we left and went to a smaller room and hugged it out,” he said about the selection process. “It was such a cool feeling! This is something I’ve worked my whole life for.”

Now, he just has to live up the standard his 12-year-old brother, Carson, set when he was part of the gold medal winning team that won the IBAF 12U World Cup in Taiwan.

“It’s weird but I get to follow my little brother's footsteps,” Tucker said before he left. “He did this whole USA deal a couple weeks ago and now I’m trying to go win a gold medal just like him.”

The results can be found here: http://www.ibaf.org/en/competition/ed252a91-0f5b-46e3-90f2-4b788ef761e8/results

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or Jskoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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