June 20, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO --- USF's Stephen Yarrow has been named to Team USA's collegiate national team roster.
Yarrow has been named an alternate to take the place of players still competing in the College World Series in Omaha to begin the season. USA Baseball will continue to make roster decisions through the end of the College World Series.
The third baseman graduated from San Francisco this spring and finished his collegiate eligibility after the Dons were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament in early June. He was named the West Coast Conference's Defensive Player of the Year in addition to First Team All-WCC after totaling 36 walks, 35 RBIs and just three errors all season at the hot corner.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for Steve to wear USA's colors and jersey," USF coach Nino Giarratano said. "He is an incredible player and this is a chance for him to continue playing at the highest possible level. We are very proud of him and wish him the best."
This is the third USF player to compete for Team USA after outfielder Tagg Bozied was part of the team in 1999 and catcher Ryan Lipkin in 2008. Giarratano was an assistant coach for the team in 2010 and in 2008.
The summer schedule begins with practice on June 22 in Keene, New Hampshire and the team's first game is on June 23 against Keene, a team that plays in the New England Collegiate Baseball (Summer) League. The club will play other New England Collegiate Baseball League clubs, including a June 27 game at Fenway Park in Boston against the NECBL All-Stars.
After touring the NECBL, Team USA will play a two-game Prospect Classic in Durham and Cary against the program's 18U National Team, July 1 and 2, before taking on Japan for five games that will conclude July 8 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
Missouri coach Tim Jamieson will manage the team this summer.