Ole Miss’ Parker Caracci makes cut for USA Baseball Collegiate National Team friendship series

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team finalized its roster for a pair of upcoming friendship series with Ole Miss’ Parker Caracci making the cut.

Caracci is one of 26 players that will represent Team USA in series against Japan and Cuba that will run through July 14. Team USA will begin the 42nd collegiate all-star series against Japan tonight in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the second game scheduled for Wednesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The final three games of the series will be played in Savannah, Georgia (July 6), Charleston, South Carolina (July 7) and Macon, Georgia (July 8). Team USA will then travel to Havana, Cuba to close out its summer with the seventh USA vs. Cuba International Friendship Series beginning July 10.

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Only 24 players will be used for the series against Japan before the roster returns to a full 26 against Cuba.

Caracci, who already has two saves this summer, was named to the Team USA roster last month after a breakout sophomore season at Ole Miss in which he recorded 10 saves while posting a 2.25 earned run average in 48 innings. The hard-throwing right-hander racked up 73 strikeouts and walked just 14 in his first season on the Rebels’ active roster.