Sports

Lomeli name to national team

By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal

La Habra resident Carlos Lomeli, was named to the USA Baseball 2015 17U National Team Development Program last week.

Carlos Lomeli
Carlos Lomeli

The right handed pitcher was selected after competing in West National Team Championships in Arizona.  During the USA Baseball Championship Tournament in Arizona earlier this summer, he joined the 90 mph club with his max velocity at 92 mph.
Lomeli will start the program next week. The week-long 2015 National Team Development Program will be held in Orange, Calif., at Lutheran High School.
The National Team Development Program offers identified athletes with an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball staff to better prepare for a future national team experience.
The program includes skill development sessions, off-field education seminars and intrasquad Stars vs. Stripes games to help develop the athletes as both a player and a person.
Lomeli honed his love of baseball while playing in the La Habra Little League as well as his travel team the SoCal Bombers.
The St. John Bosco junior verbally committed to St. Mary’s College after graduation. In his sophomore year, Lomeli, a scholar athlete, received offers to play at UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, US Naval Academy, USC and San Diego State.
According to USA Basebal, players are selected for the National Team Development Program based on their participation and performance at USA Baseball events.
Recommendations from professional scouts, USA Baseball scouts and collegiate, high school and youth coaches at USA Baseball events, play a role in the selection process for the National Team Development Program.
USA Baseball is the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee and the World Baseball Softball Confederation.

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