Ferrell Invited To CNT Training Camp
June 12, 2013
FORT WORTH - TCU's Riley Ferrell has earned an invite to the Collegiate National Team training camp with a chance to earn a spot on the 24-man roster. Ferrell is the third Horned Frog to earn an invitation to the team.
"We are all very proud of Riley for this opportunity he has earned to compete for a role on the USA National Team pitching staff," said head coach Jim Schlossnagle. "Other than being in Omaha, representing your country is the ultimate honor for an amateur player and I have no doubt that Riley can pitch with the very best college baseball has to offer."
Ferrell, a member of the Big 12 All-Freshman team, put together a strong debut campaign in 2013. He ranked second on the squad with 23 appearances out of the bullpen, posting a 2.20 ERA in 32 2/3 innings pitched to go along with 39 strikeouts. The right-hander combined to shutout three opponents and posted three saves.
Team USA will begin the training camp process on June 20 in Cary, N.C. with the final roster to be set prior to the team's departure for Japan on July 3. TCU's Brandon Finnegan has already earned his spot on the squad, while Preston Morrison has been invited to the Training Camp.
Should Ferrell and/or Morrison ultimately be named to the team, the Horned Frogs will have at least two team members for the second time in the last three seasons. If both earn a spot, it'll be the first time the Frogs have had a trio of representatives. TCU's Josh Elander and Andrew Mitchell participated on the squad in 2011.