As Mizzou head baseball coach Tim Jamieson prepares for his stint as the head coach of the USA Baseball collegiate national team this summer, one of his Tiger players has been added to the roster as an alternate. Sophomore righty Eric Anderson has been selected to this year's team as an alternate, meaning that he will join the team if several other pitchers on the current roster are still playing with their collegiate teams in the NCAA College World Series.
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Also, Mizzou volunteer assistant coach Dan Pietorburgo will make the trip with Jamieson as the auxiliary coach for the collegiate national team. It will be his first stint with USA Baseball in a coaching role.
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Jamieson leaves Tuesday for Keene, N.H., where he will get one practice day with the team before competition starts Thursday. This is the first year USA Baseball is not conducting a tryout.
“This is the new model,” Jamieson said. “There’s not a precedent there to really go back or to try to follow, so we’re trying to blaze a trail. Because this is the way it’s going to be, at least for the short term.”