Five American Legion Baseball alums are among the 28 players comprising USA Baseball’s Team USA that recently earned a spot in the Super Round of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12 in Tokyo.
Playing in the WBSC Premier12™ in Guadalajara, Mexico, Team USA went 2-1 in Group A to advance to the Super Round, which will take place Nov. 11-16. The tournament is the first opportunity for Team USA to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The top finisher from both the Americas territory and Asia/Oceania territory (excluding Japan) will join host-country Japan and WBSC Baseball Europe/Africa Olympic Qualifier champion Israel in the six-team Olympic tournament. The final two Olympic berths will be decided in March 2020.
The Legion Baseball alumni are:
Alec Bohm, infielder, Phillies – Omaha Post 1 Swain Construction, Neb.
J.P. Feyereisen, right-handed pitcher, Brewers – River Falls Post 121, Wis.
Tanner Houck, right-handed pitcher, Red Sox – Collinsville Post 365, Ill.
Erik Kratz, catcher, Yankees – Sounderton Post 234, Pa.
Daulton Varsho, catcher/outfielder, Diamondbacks – Marshfield Post 54, Wis.