Legion Baseball alums playing for Team USA
New York Yankee Erik Kratz (14) is among five American Legion Baseball alums on Team USA. (WBSC photo)

Legion Baseball alums playing for Team USA

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.