National team interested in Jackson grad

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  • Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:00am

Jackson graduate Brent Lillibridge, the University of Washington’s starting center fielder, has been invited to try out for the U.S. national team, USA Baseball announced last week.

Lillibridge, a 19-year-old freshman is the nation’s leading freshman hitter with a .409 average. The U.S. team trials are scheduled for June 21-27 in Tucson, Ariz. The 22-member squad will be selected from among the 36 invitees. The team will compete in this summer’s Pan-American Games.

The last Husky to play for the national team was outfielder Chris Magruder, who was a member of the 1997 squad.

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