Fresno State baseball: Bulldogs catcher Ward makes USA Baseball team

The Fresno BeeJune 30, 2014 

Fresno State catcher Taylor Ward was named to the 24-man roster for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team.

The Collegiate National Team opens a five-game series against Chinese Taipei at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The teams will play again Wednesday at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C., Thursday at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C., and Friday and Saturday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

Team USA will then host a three-game set against Japan on July 6-8 in Thomasville, Wilson and Wilmington, N.C., before traveling to the Netherlands for Haarlem Baseball Week, July 11-20. Following that tournament, the U.S. will head to Cuba for a five-game friendship series July 23-27.

Ward was a second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection after hitting .320 with eight doubles, six home runs, 41 RBIs and 29 runs while starting all 57 of Fresno State's games during his sophomore season.

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