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Vanegas named to national team

Redwood Christian pitcher A.J. Vanegas has been named to the USA Baseball 18-under national team. He is the only Northern California player on the 20-member squad. The team is training in North Carolina through Sept. 23, then will travel to Venezuela for the (18-under) Pan American Junior Championships.

Last season at Redwood Christian, the 6-foot-3 right-hander had a 9-2 record with a 1.20 earned run average and 100 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings.

Phil Jensen