DURHAM, N.C. – After turning in an outstanding year during Duke softball’s inaugural season, rising junior Raine Wilson is now showing her prowess on the baseball diamond as she was named to the USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials roster Sunday.
The roster, which was announced following the conclusion of the 2018 Women’s National Open, is made up of 40 women from 20 different states. The Women’s National Team Trials begin Monday, June 11, and will consist of workouts and a series of three intrasquad games at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The final 20-woman roster will be announced on Monday, June 18.
An All-ACC First Team selection in 2018, Wilson finished the regular season standing top 10 in the ACC with 15 doubles (2nd), 62 hits (T-3rd), a .371 batting average (5th), .453 on-base percentage (5th), .593 slugging percentage (6th) and 35 runs batted in (8th). She’s also topped on the team with 19 multi-hit contests and nine multi-RBI performances, including being one of two Blue Devils to drive in four runs in a single game.
The Mechanicsville, Va., native was also solid in ACC play, finishing second in the league with 31 hits, third with a .419 average at the plate, fourth with 20 runs driven in and tied for fourth with a .676 slugging clip. Wilson’s play was crucial in Duke closing out conference action with three-straight series wins and capturing the No. 7 seed in the ACC Tournament, as the third baseman turned in a .409 clip with 18 hits, 13 RBI, four doubles, two home runs and a triple during the stretch.
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2018 USA Baseball Women's National Team Trials Roster:
(Name; Position; State)
^Brynn Baca; C/IF; Round Rock, Texas
*^Megan Baltzell; OF/LHP; Stafford, Va.
Denae Benites; IF/RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.
Ila Borders; LHP; Los Angeles, Calif.
Dakota Christie; RHP/UTL; Harrisburg, N.C.
*^Michelle Cobb; IF; Wenatchee, Wash.
*^Samantha Cobb; OF/RHP; Garland, Texas
*^Laura Collins; RHP; Hollywood, Fla.
^Trinity Curtis; OF/IF; Chatsworth, Calif.
Nadia Diaz; IF/C; Syracuse, N.Y.
Amanda Esquivel; IF/OF; Santa Ana, Calif.
*^Shelby Estocado; OF/IF; Las Vegas, Nev.
*^Veronica Gajownik; IF; Oviedo, Fla.
*^Amanda Gianelloni; IF; Napoleonville, La.
^Maycen Gibbs; C/OF; Folsom, Calif.
*Brittany Gomez; OF; New Braunfels, Texas
*^Jade Gortarez; IF/RHP; Riverside, Calif.
Elizabeth Greenwood; C; Amherst, N.H.
*^AJ Hamilton; C/OF; Tallahassee, Fla.
^Thea Hanscom; RHP/IF; Hadley, Mass.
*^Tamara Holmes; OF/IF; Albany, Calif.
Alexandra Hugo; IF/OF; Olathe, Kan.
Monica Islava-Corella; OF; Tucson, Ariz.
Skylar Kaplan; RHP/UTL; Baltimore, Md.
*^Anna Kimbrell; C; Fort Mill, S.C.
Kylee Lahners; IF/OF; Laguna Hills, Calif.
Ashton Lansdell; IF/RHP; Marietta, Ga.
*^Meggie Meidlinger; RHP; Sterling, Va.
*^Stacy Piagno; RHP; St. Augustine, Fla.
Jacqueline Reynolds; IF/RHP; Woburn, Mass.
Katherine Reynolds; RHP; Belmont, Mass.
Brittany Schutte; RHP/IF; Gainesville, Fla.
*^Marti Sementelli; RHP; Newton, Mass.
Paige Sneddon; OF; Pittsburgh, Pa.
*Sara Tobias; RHP/OF; New York, N.Y.
^Emily Tsujikawa; RHP; Redmond, Wash.
*^Malaika Underwood; IF; San Diego, Calif.
*^Kelsie Whitmore; OF/RHP; Temecula, Calif.
Raine Wilson; IF/RHP; Mechanicsville, Va.
Brittany Womack; OF; Escondido, Calif.
*Denotes Women's National Team alum
^Denotes Women's National Team Development Program member