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Hankins makes final cut for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team

CARY, N.C. – Jordan Hankins, Austin Peay State University’s rising junior second baseman, was among 22 players named to USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team, Monday.

HankinsHankins, of Wentzville, Mo., joined the Collegiate National Team in late June and has played in all four of the team’s games as part of its six-game domestic schedule. He is batting .300 in those four contests with three RBI and has added four walks for a .533 on-base percentage.

The Collegiate National Team invited 25 players to its camp and finalized its 22-man roster, Monday. The team will conclude the domestic portion of its schedule with games, Monday and Tuesday, against 28 players from the 18-under National Team Trials program.

Guided by Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano, the team will continue its summer slate when it travels to Havana for a five-game series against Cuba at Latin America Stadium, July 5-9.  The international friendship series will mark the first between the two baseball powers since 1996.

The US Collegiate National Team will conclude its summer tour when it travels to The Netherlands for Honkbal Week in Haarlem, July 13-22. Team USA will compete against Cuba, Japan, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in the tournament.

Courtesy: Cody Bush, APSU Sports Information

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