TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 10, 2014) – Collin Strall will represent Tallahassee Community College as a member of Team USA at the 80th National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series, scheduled for August 1-9 in Wichita, Kan.
Strall, a right-handed pitcher, was named to the United States’ 26-man roster on Thursday. The team is comprised of delegates from 23 different National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) schools.
Strall is one of just three participants from Region 8 (Florida).
“I’m very happy for Collin, and I think he’ll help the (USA) team quite a bit,” said Tallahassee head coach Mike McLeod. “This puts him on the map with USA Baseball and could open the door to future opportunities.”
Strall, a native of Atlanta, Ga., enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign with Tallahassee in 2014, posting a 7-2 record and one save with a 2.54 ERA. Those numbers helped him earn second-team All-Panhandle Conference honors.
A rising sophomore, Strall recently signed a national letter of intent with Louisiana State University and will join the Tigers’ program this fall.
The NBC World Series is an annual late-summer tournament that serves as a showcase for some of the best amateur baseball players and teams in North America. This marks the first time since 1999 that a USA national team will compete in the event.
In addition to the NJCAA’s USA squad, the tournament field will feature the Puerto Rico National Collegiate team, last year’s champions the Seattle (Washington) Studs, the 2007 champion Wellington (Kansas) Heat, six-time champion Fairbanks (Alaska) Goldpanners, and long-time power Prairie Gravel (Illinois).