UVA's Abbott invited to USA Baseball camp

CARY, N.C. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Lefty Andrew Abbott is the latest Virginia baseball player invited to training camp with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

Abbott has appeared in 48 games for the Wahoos the past two seasons, compiling a 5-7 record an nine saves with a 3.51 ERA in 95 innings pitched. He has struck out 137 batters and walked 41, with just five home runs allowed. Abbott made three career starts, including two this past spring.

The rising junior is the ninth UVA player all-time and third in the past five summers invited to represent the program on Team USA, joining Jake McCarthy in 2017 and Matt Thaiss in 2015. UVA head coach Brian O'Connor served as the pitching coach for the Collegiate National Team last summer.

Training camp will be held later this month, before a 26-player roster is chosen for a pair of five-game series next against Cuba (in North Carolina) and Chinese Taipei (in Taiwain). A final 24-player roster will then travel to Japan for the USA vs. Japan Collegiate All-Star Series.

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