Tommy Mace has opportunity to play with Team USA

Tommy Mace will trade in his orange and blue for red white and blue this week.

Mace will travel to Cary, North Carolina to take part in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp. The camp, essentially a try out, runs rom June 27-July 1.

Mace took over as the Gators’ Friday night starter last season and was the most consistent pitcher on the staff all season. Mace finished 2019 with an 8-5 record in 16 starts. In two seasons he’s compiled a 13-5 record in 42 appearances.

The Collegiate National team will be manages by Dan McDonnell (Louisville) with Mark Kingston (South Carolina), Tony Skole (The Citadel), and Greg Moore (Saint Mary’s) as assistants.

The players invited to Cary will spend the week going through various drills and intrasquad games in hopes of getting the opportunity to play for Team USA.

If Mace is selected to participate with the team he would be the 19th Florida Gator to do so. In 2016 Alex Faedo, Dalton Guthrie and Mike Rivera all played for the USA Collegiate Team. This year’s team will travel to Taiwan to play Chinese Taipei and then against Japan (July 16-21).

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC