Herget misses cut on national team roster
The morning after his second shaky cameo for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, USF right-handed ace Jimmy Herget learned his brief stint with the club has ended.
Herget did not make the squad's final 24-man roster released Monday. On Sunday night, he allowed four runs in an inning in the team's 7-5 loss to the Peninsula Pilots -- a collegiate summer-league team -- in Hampton, Va.
It was his second appearance in the club's seven-game Red, White & Blue Tour through the Coastal Plain League. In Herget's only other appearance, six nights before, he allowed three runs on as many hits in two innings in an 11-6 win against the Thomasville (N.C.) HiToms.
His second appearance was delayed two nights by rain along the Eastern seaboard.
"Let it fuel the fire and rise up from it," Herget tweeted Monday morning.
A first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection this past season, Herget set a Bulls record with a season ERA of 1.26. His 1.48 is lowest in program history among players with at least 25 starts.
The Collegiate National Team embarks on an international slate of games, starting with Tuesday night's contest against Chinese Taipei in Cary, N.C.