Encinas passes first test in bid for berth on 18U National team

(From Cary, N.C.) Gabiriel Encinas pitched solid baseball and today was one of 34 players named to the 2009 18U National Team Trials unit that will begin competition in Cary, N.C.in Sept. 7 early September for spots on the 18U National team that will compete in the in the COPABE “AAA” Pan American Junior Championships scheduled Sept. 25-Oct. 4 in Barquisimetos, Venezuela.
The final 18U National Team roster of 29 players will be announced Sept. 17 following an evaluation period during five days of practices, intrasquad scrimmages and exhibition games.
Encinas, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-hander who will be a senior this fall at St. Paul High School and last week was named the Daily News Baseball Player of the year, was impressive over eight innings of work in which he reportedly gave up four hits and one unearned run. Included was a perfect four-inning stint opening day.

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