VU’s Sonny Gray earns a spot on USA Baseball team

Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11:02pm
Staff Reports

Vanderbilt right-hander Sonny Gray was one of 22 players named to the 2009 National Team by USA Baseball Wednesday night.

Gray's selection to the squad marks the sixth straight year Vanderbilt will have a representative on the top collegiate summer team in the country. The Smyrna product pitched in two intrasquad games and gave up three runs, one earned, on four hits in five innings with six strikeouts and a walk.

Other area names joining the team at Middle Tennessee State outfielder Bryce Brentz of Crossville and UT Volunteers’ catcher Blake Forsythe of Memphis.

The team began its summer season Thursday, opening a five-game series against the Canadian National Team in Cary, N.C.