Kade Kern, 10, son of Keith and Kim, Archbold, was recently chosen to represent the USA as a member of Coast to Coast Baseball in Puerto Rico next summer.
He is a fifth grade student at Archbold.
During the seven-day program, the USA team will compete against top amateur teams from greater San Juan while receiving instruction from staff who have all played or coached the game at the collegiate or professional level.
Approximately 2000 players went through a series of nationwide tryouts. Kern’s tryout was Thursday, July 19, at Bowling Green State University.
Players are evaluated in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and foot speed.
Hundreds of applications from players unable to attend tryouts are also evaluated. From this pool, 12 roster spots were available for Kern’s age division.