Mountain Pointe senior-to-be Cole Tucker made the cut made cut for 18U National Baseball Team Trials.

The Pride shortstop is among the 40 players remaining that will head to California in August for some exhibitions games. The will eventually be cut to 20 players and they will head to Taiwan for the 18U World Cup.

Team Trials are in mid-August in Los Angeles, where they will select the 20 who will compete in the XXVI IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup in Taichung, Aug. 30-Sept. 7.

Team USA won the gold medal at last year’s IBAF 18U Baseball World Championships.

Of the 40 players selected, 38 were among the 144 who participated in the Tournament of Stars, a five-day event at the USA Baseball National Training Complex that ended Sunday. Five of the 38 players were selected from last fall’s National Team Identification Series.

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