Clemson baseball 2018 outfielder commitment Parker Meadows received a big honor on Sept. 12 when he was selected by USA Baseball as a 2017 Tournament of Stars invitee.
The Tournament of Stars (TOS), which will take place next June in Cary, N.C., is the first step in USA Baseball’s process to pick the 18-and-under national team. The TOS is made up of 108 of the nation’s best ballplayers.
Meadows earned the invitation after his performance during tryouts at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary in August.
The Clemson Insider recently caught up with Meadows, who was thrilled when he found out about the invitation.
“I was sitting at the kitchen table watching the USA Selection Show, and I saw my name pop up,” Meadows said.
“I really felt honored to be selected, knowing that there was so much talent out there. It’s truly an honor.”
What does Meadows expect the competition to be like at the TOS next June?
“The Tournament of Stars competition will be amazing, but difficult,” he said. “I just have to keep working hard in the weight room and in the cages to get to that because I know the competition will be great.”
Meadows feels blessed to be a part of it. For now, though, he’s turning his focus to his upcoming season at Grayson (Ga.) High School.
“I’m going to do the best I can for my team,” Meadows said, “to make the playoffs or even win the state championship.”