CARY, N.C. — Highland pitcher Mack Anglin was originally selected as one of the top-80 high school baseball players in the country and has advanced to the top-40, earning a spot on the 2018 18-and-under National Team Trials roster.
“It’s very humbling that all of those great coaches thought so highly of me,” Anglin said.
The senior kicked off the journey with an invite to the Tournament of Stars in Cary, where the 80 best baseball players in the country are invited. At the tournament, the players were divided into four teams and each team had one game a day, in addition to drills and workouts throughout the week (June 18-23).
Anglin played on the Brave team, the eventual tournament champions. He made an appearance on the mound for one of the team’s four games. The Scot had four innings of work, allowing three hits and one earned run. He did notch three strikeouts and did not surrender a walk.
“When you’re on that stage, you’re going to have a lot of adrenaline pumping through your body, but everyone is in your same shoes,” Anglin said of playing against the country’s best. “You just have to go out there and play baseball and trust the work you’ve put in.”
Anglin proved himself in that four innings of work and through the other team activities during the week. He earned a spot on the National Team Trials roster, which is comprised of the top-40 players from the week before, with the team trial events kicking off June 24.