banner
NC State

Turner, Rodon to represent USA again

Posted May 1, 2013

FILE: Trea Turner (8) scores the first run of the Campbell University vs. North Carolina State University NCAA baseball game in Buies Creek, N.C. Tuesday April 17, 2012.

— For the second consecutive year, North Carolina State sophomores Trea Turner and Carlos Rodon will suit up for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

Turner lead the USA team in hits, runs, walks, and on-base percentage last year. Turner drew 16 walks in 18 games, hit .315, lead the squad with a .479 on-base percentage and scored 18 runs.

"It's an honor to be asked back for another year with Team USA," Turner said. "The experiences I had last year were valuable, and helped me prepare for my sophomore year."

Rodon made five appearances for Team USA in 2012, going 2-0 over 19 innings. He struck out 21, walked seven and allowed three earned runs for a 1.42 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.
Both Baseball America and Perfect Game named Rodon the top prospect on the 2012 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

"It's great to have another chance to represent Team USA," Rodon said. "The experience meant a lot to me last year. This opportunity gives us a chance to prove ourselves against the best players in the country, then the best players in the world. I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Rodon and Turner are the first Wolfpack players to play for back-to-back collegiate national teams. Last year, the pair marked the first players from NC State to earn a roster spot since Eric Surkamp in 2007.

Andy Barkett, Pat Clougherty, and Terry Harvey made the 1993 squad, the only time the Pack has had more players on a single collegiate national team.

NC State head coach Elliott Avent was part of the 2004 Team USA coaching staff that won a gold medal at the World University Games in Chinese Taipei.

"I've always believed that if you're asked to represent your country, it's an honor and a privilege,” Avent said. “I'm proud that Trea and Carlos share that belief. They are seizing the opportunity to improve as players, challenge themselves as individuals, and help USA Baseball grow our game on a worldwide scale."

1 Comment

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • Sauras69 May 1, 6:33 p.m.

    Congratulations to two great players.

  • PGA: The Barclays

    Today at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: New Orleans at Indianapolis

    Tonight at 8:00 on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • HighSchoolOT.com Wrap-up Show

    Today at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: San Francisco at Washington

    Today at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at Oakland

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
GWI 2
 
Final
NEP 30
CAR 7
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
GWI
 
Final
CHC 4
BAL 1
Final
NYY 4
CWS 3
Final
CLE 1
HOU 5
Final
WAS 3
SFG 10
Final
PHI 5
STL 4
Final
TOR 0
TAM 8
Final
CIN 1
ATL 3
Final
BOS 3
SEA 5
Final
TEX 3
KAN 6
Final
MIN 20
DET 6
Final
MIL 3
PIT 8
Final
COL 5
MIA 13
Final
ARI 5
SDP 1
Final
OAK 5
ANA 3
Final
LOS 6
NYM 2
1:05pm Today
NYY
CWS
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
TAM
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
DET
 
1:35pm Today
BOS
SEA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
BAL
 
4:05pm Today
WAS
SFG
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
CIN
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIL
PIT
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
MIA
 
8:10pm Tonight
ARI
SDP
 
8:25pm Tonight
TEX
KAN
 
9:05pm Tonight
OAK
ANA
 
9:10pm Tonight
LOS
NYM
 
Final
NEP 30
CAR 7
 
Final
DET 13
JAC 12
 
Final
NYJ 24
NYG 35
 
Final
GBP 31
OAK 21
 
Final
SEA 34
CHI 6
 
4:30pm Today
BUF
TAM
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
DAL
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
TEN
7:30pm Tonight
BAL
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
8:00pm Tonight
IND
NOS
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
STL
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
HOU
Final
DUR 5
GWI 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
GWI