With cuts looming, Herget hangs on for USA
USF right-handed ace Jimmy Herget, whose knack for rising to the occasion has been well chronicled in these parts, probably needs to levitate his game once more tonight for any shot at remaining on his current roster.
Herget is slated to be in the rotation for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team tonight when it travels to face the Florence (S.C.) Red Wolves, a college summer team. It would be Herget's second appearance for the squad, and likely his last before the roster is trimmed Sunday.
In his lone appearance to date, Herget worked two relief innings, allowing three runs on as many hits (including a three-run homer) in Monday's 11-6 victory against the Thomasville (N.C.) HiToms. He has worked the fewest innings of any of the 17 pitchers on the current roster, which includes fellow All-American Athletic Conference pitchers Jake Lemoine (Houston) and Kyle Funkhouser (Louisville).
It is believed the team, coached by Arkansas' Dave Van Horn, will carry 12 position players and 12 pitchers. Its latest results and stats can be found here.