Defending 17U champion California Baseball Academy USA (CBA) is one of several veteran organizations at the 2016 National Team Championships. Represented by 17 teams across all age levels at this year's event, CBA will look not only to continue its pattern of success in the event itself, but also to build upon its fruitful history of producing players for Team USA. Over 40 CBA players have participated in USA Baseball events at all age levels, including six players on the 2015 18U National Team that won the WBSC U-18 World Cup.
CBA will field seven teams in the 17U tournament, including the 2015 champion CBA Marucci. The organization will also field six teams at the 15U level and four teams at the 14U level, in which CBA Bulldogs took the bronze medal last year.
Based in Ontario, Calif., CBA benefits from the high volume of amateur baseball talent in the Southern California region.
"We're in a baseball-rich area," said General Manager Jon Paino. "We're just lucky enough to be in the right area with a lot of really, really good players."…