Wong invited to USA baseball team trials

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) - Every day just seems to get better and better for freshman Rainow center fielder Kolten Wong. On Thursday the Kamehameha-Hawaii grad was invited to the 2009 USA Baseball National Team trials.

Wong is one of only 36 collegiate players who got the call for a tryout.

The Hilo native is competing for a spot on the final 22-man roster which will come out later this month.

The tryout runs from the 15th to the 24th in North Carolina. Last month Wong was named WAC freshman of the year, then on Wednesday he was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All American honors.