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Abbott selected to national team

SoVaNow.com / July 03, 2019
Former Comet Andrew Abbott has been named to the to the 26-man 2019 Collegiate National Team roster.

Abbott was invited to the national team training camp June 18. Training camp consisted of a series of four intrasquad exhibition games and a game against the Coastal Plain League Select that concluded on Monday. Abbott made one relief appearance in the Red/Blue series which he struck out two of the three batters he faced in an inning of work.

Team USA was set to host the 8th Annual USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series July 2-6. The five-game series was scheduled for kick off at LP Frans Stadium in Hickory, N.C., followed by games at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) in Durham, N.C., and the National Training Complex.

The series will then return to the DBAP for the finale on July 6.

The Collegiate National Team leaves for Taiwan on July 7. Team USA will travel to Taichung, Taiwan, for the 19th USA vs. Chinese Taipei International Friendship Series from July 9-12 and close out its summer schedule with the 43rd USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series, which will take place in various cities throughout Japan from July 16-21.

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