El Paso to host Team USA youth baseball tryouts

Baseball players in El Paso are getting a shot to represent their country. USA Baseball is holding open tryouts on Wednesday, May 16th from 4:30pm to 9:30pm at Southwest University Park. The tryouts are for players between the ages 11 and 17.

It's the first time USA Baseball has ever held tryouts in El Paso.

The combine will consist of a 60-yard run (30-yard for younger players), a defensive skills test, batting practice, and arm strength for catchers. Pitchers will perform a short bullpen session and display fielding and defensive skills.

Those trying-out are being told to bring baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove, batting helmet, baseball bat (BBCOR or Wood), protective cup, and catchers should bring their own catching gear.

Cost is $150, which includes a Team USA t-shirt.

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