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National tryout for 'Bows' Wong


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POSTED: Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hawaii freshman All-American Kolten Wong has been invited to try out for the U.S. national baseball team.

Wong was notified by Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso yesterday morning about the tryout on June 15 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

“;It's pretty cool,”; said Wong, who was also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team yesterday. “;I'm definitely looking forward to it.”;

The final 22-man roster will be announced June 24, according to usabaseball.com.

The U.S. national team will compete in a series of exhibition games before heading to Japan to compete in the Japan vs. USA Collegiate Championships. At the end of July, the team plays in the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline World Baseball Challenge in Prince George, British Columbia.