Wymer joins USA Baseball National Team


TCU reliever Sean Wymer pitches against Louisville in a 4-3 win in an elimination game. (Photo by Sam Bruton)

By Garrett Podell

TCU sophomore pitcher Sean Wymer accepted an invitation to pitch for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team. Wymer becomes the ninth Horned Frog in program history to suit up for the red, white and blue.

Wymer put together a stellar sophomore season, earning a second-team All-Big 12 nod. This year, he led the Horned Frogs with 30 appearances out of the bullpen, and he posted a 6-4 mark with a 2.10 ERA in 55 2/3 innings pitched. Wymer struck out 66 batters, while issuing 10 walks and limiting opponents to a .182 batting average against.

Jake Arrieta was the first Horned Frog to earn a spot on the National Team roster in 2006, the same year Jim Schlossnagle served as an assistant coach. In 2010, Kyle Winkler pitched for Team USA. TCU had a couple players in 2011 when Josh Elander and Andrew Mitchell played on the team. The Frogs had three players in 2013 on the Schlossnagle-managed squad: Riley Ferrell, Brandon Finnegan and Preston Morrison. Evan Skoug earned a roster spot in 2016.

The 2017 Collegiate National Team trains at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina and completed a series of games with teams from the Coastal Plains League.

The U.S. is set to host an international friendship series against Chinese Taipei and Cuba from June 27 – July 7, in Cary, Charlotte and Durham, North Carolina. Both series will be streamed live on USABaseball.com.